EUMINT is a cross-border Interreg project on migration and integration, which was launched in 2018 and will be implemented by mid-2020 under the coordination of lead partner EURAC Research (Bolzano). EUMINT aims to strengthen institutional cross-border cooperation between the regions and partners involved in order to better manage the social, economic, political and cultural challenges associated with the phenomenon of migration. In border areas, we consider cooperation, exchange and joint integration across borders to be particularly important.
Global digitization brings new opportunities for information usage and dissemination. The aim of the project "Wipptal App" lies in the development of an app in which all communities in the Wipptal with their infrastructural facilities and clubs and also craft, service or tourism businesses are presented together. Every inhabitant as well as every guest should get easily information about the offer of the Wipptal valley.
The focus of this project ist to teach people in old handcrafts of carpenters and show how roofing with shingles will work and what is needed to know. The course is aimed to both carpenters who want to continue their education in this area and apprentices, Pupils, architects and monument conservators.
The aim of the project "Integrative Community Garden Wipptal" is to create a meeting place for people of different backgrounds. The communal garden acts as a meeting place and enables people with different ethnic-cultural backgrounds and also from different social milieus an active, resource-oriented cooperation.
The ski tour on the Rauhen Kopf (2150 m) in Schmirn is - without extreme situations - avalanche-safe and a popular ski tour on the shadow side in Schmirn. Starting point is either the church square in Schmirn or a parking lot in the fraction Toldern. The ski touring route Toldern - Rauher Kopf leads in the forest area partly through pastures and partly through forest stands along a hiking trail. During the descent, some areas of the forest cover some young forest areas that invite you to ski down through the forest. Since this also affects the areas where roe deer feeding is being served, the new ski touring steering system should be an attractive router or problem solution.
The WippTalent is a platform that gives young, regional artists the opportunity to show their abilities, creativity and diversity. All inhabitants of the Wipptal up to 35 years old can participate in various artistic activities such as in the categories painting, multimedia, literature, acting, etc.. The art objects will be displayed as a highlight at a final event. The Wipptalent project is carried out annually, with a change of location and theme, as well as discussion of socio-political and -critical issues. The event is organized on a specific topic. This year, the project and the event take place under a critical and regional-promoting focus: nature, the future and the human being - in a nutshell - energy.
The "Mühlendorf in Gschnitz" gives a deep impression of the Tyrolean culture and tradition and their peasant craftsmanship. An extension project "Living Mühlendorf in the Gschnitztal" will be used to optimize the offer: follow signs from the federal road in Steinach to the Mühlendorf in Gschnitz, refurbish the flour mill and redesign the bread oven with themed experiences as well as improve the quality of the children's playground. On the one hand, Mühlendorf is to promote local and regional co-operation between associations and local companies, on the other hand to set regional stimuli for tourism in the region and to promote recreation.
For the exercise of the sports hiking and mountaineering, no prior education or schooling is compulsory, but quite advisable. About 34% of all accidents in Tyrol are accidents. Even small carelessness, e.g. a stumbling block can have fatal consequences. The project ASA - Alpine Safety Area at the climbing route in St. Magdalena aims to prevent the alpine hazards of hiking and mountaineering by providing information and awareness. A fixed installation is to be installed. In this demonstration and training ground, the visitor can experience and experience in a confined space and in a relatively safe environment, which requirements on mountain and mountain trails as well as on fixed-rope routes on mountain hikers or mountaineers.
The first Wipptaler Wirtschaftsfestival is the start of a series of events in the field of business, which can be repeated annually and is specifically targeting Wipptal and Wipptaler entrepreneurs. A one-day economic show is planned, consisting of two main areas: in the morning, the focus will be on young people who are in the career process; in the afternoon, an entrepreneurship takes place.
The Regional Seed Project lays the foundation for the sustainable use of seeds, providing a source of income for farmers in the region. As a first step, this pilot project will test and certify suitable donor areas for farmers in the Wipptal for their ability to produce regional seed.
Childcare often proves to be difficult to organize on weekends and on-call times, especially when one's own grandparents are not available for occasional childcare. Many older and dedicated people seek contact with families with children when they are alone or living their own grandchildren or family farther away. The project "Innovative child care Wipptal" gives both sides the opportunity to socialize, to get to know each other and to support each other.
The association "Genussspechte Wipptal" offers a cooperation platform for Wipptaler restaurateurs and producers, farmers, artists and cultural preserves. In order to improve quality, this year, a cooking course focusing on regionality and seasonality, an intensification of internal networking and networking with similar projects, an optimization of the instruments of public relations as well as the content of the gastronomic presentation of the four seasons are planned.
In the course of several discussions, an excursion and the involvement of planners, the idea of building a leisure area in Trins with a swimming lake and different leisure infrastructure arose. This project is the first subproject of the project and involves the construction of eight (relatively flexible) mobile-homes on the sports ground, which are to be integrated into the overall concept of the future leisure park Trins
Within the scope of the project "Regional education measures on architectural heritage", excursions on the subjects of emigration, vacancy and the decay of valuable buildings are planned to already successfully implemented projects. Development processes, financing models and special structural features are discussed and discussed in subsequent discussions.
The Wipptal can refer to a long settlement tradition and has historically grown villages with traditional centres in its villages. However, like many others in the Alpine region, some municipalities are confronted with the topics of emigration, vacancy and decay of valuable buildings, sprawl and loss of function. Within the framework of this project, a counseling center is set up. This will make a significant contribution to the development of perspectives in dealing with vacancy and compaction in rural areas as well as our cultural heritage. It also stimulates project development (both public and private) to promote regional identity and value creation.
All over the world, old knowledge about the subject of building and the old building trades, which had been handed down over the millennium by people and craftsmen, became less important and were eliminated from the modern educational institutions and planning and construction processes. The project "Awareness-raising measures on the subject of building culture in the Alpine region" tackles this issue and tries to sensitize the population of the Wipptal valley to this topic and to show its relevance to today's times.
The Geraer Hütte (2.324m) has been owned by the DAV since 1973. Path no. 502 leads from Vals to Geraer Hütte and further over the Alpeiner Scharte to Pfitscherjoch. Route No. 527 leads from the Geraer Hütte over the Wildlahner Scharte to the Tuxerjoch. Both paths are parts of long-distance trails and connecting and valley trails of shelters. Due to several storm damage, both paths have been destroyed. The aim of the project is to create a safe transition via the wind vane ditch for both paths in the Geraer Hütte area by laying the paths.
Navis also can be called the "Tyrolean Almendorf" with the most active alpine pastures in Tyrol. In the last few years, a touristic offer has been developed in the area of the "Naver Almenrunde". For the purpose of upgrading this tourist offer, there have been built hiking parks, mountain bike trails and improved hiking trails. In addition to the classic "Naviser Alm alpine pasture" at the Grünerberg from the green car park Grün via Seapnalm - Vogeleralm - Grüner Ochsenalm - Grafmartalm - Zeheteralm - Peeralm, the range of possible hiking and biking trail will be expanded.
The range of hiking and biking trails in Navis has developed over the past few years, especially in the area of the "Naviser Almrunde". For the purpose of upgrading the tourist offer, recreational facilities have been built, mountain biking trails have been created and hiking trails improved. Unfortunately, hiking trails as well as old alpine pastures outside of the classic "Naviser Almrunde" are often interlinked and no longer accessible. Within this project, three old alpine pastures are to be made accessible again.
The basecamp in Matrei with its climbing hall, the fitness center, the sauna and the integrated restaurant has developed very well in the Wipptal in recent years. The current range of activities is very well received by locals and guests. The focus of the project "Alpinsportzentrum Wipptal" is the indoor sports facility basecamp: an overall concept for the marketing of alpine sports (eg climbing) in the Wipptal has to be developed, the existing facility has to be modernized and extended. The aim is to create a new center for alpine sports in the Wipptal valley.
The innovative project "Mit.Endander mobil" is intended to sensitize the inhabitants of the Wipptal to e-mobility and to represent an interesting economically and ecologically alternative to a second car. The Raiffeisenbank Wipptal provides an e-car for joint use. With this project, infrastructural acquisitions are to be carried out and measures for successful public relations work are being implemented.
Basically, anyone above 18 years old with a valid driving license is allowed to book the e-car. Furthermore, the membership of Raiffeisenbanken Wipptal is required for the free use of the e-car, because the Raiffeisenbank Wipptal acts as a project sponsor.
The "operetta advent" in Matrei am Brenner (since 2000) has established itself as a tourist and regional pre-Christmas event magnet. Every year, new visitor records are made, because, in addition to the locals, Italian and German visitors are very impressed by this advent market, the romantic atmosphere and the musical setting. In addition, package arrangements are becoming more and more popular around the event and lead to a great cost factor in this case is the lighting in the village, but this is indispensable for a beautiful ambience. In the previous year, the Matreier Advent project began to expand the lighting in the town. For the year 2016 and 2017 the completion of the lighting unit for the local core of Matrei is now planned.
The project "Integration in rural areas" is a transnational co-operation project of 6 leading regions from Tyrol (regio³, Kitzbüheler Alpen, KUUSK, Wipptal, Imst, RegioL), a region from Upper Austria (Linz-Land), the region Hochsauerland in Germany, the region Halland in Sweden and 7 regions in Finland. In the transnational part of the project, various measures of integration are implemented in the individual partner regions and countries, and the experiences and results are then shared. The focus in the Austrian part is on volunteering with immigrants and on the initial integration into the labor market.
A so-called umbrella of € 100,000.00 was set up for projects in Action Field 3 "Public Welfare Structures and Functions" as well as "Awareness Education on Nature and Environment". This means that several small projects (costs up to a maximum of € 10,000) can be implemented under this umbrella. Wipptal Regional Management takes over a large part of the administrative effort. Financing (pre-financing, own contribution) is coordinated individually with the beneficiaries for each project. If someone has an idea for a small project, you are very welcome to contact us, thank you!
The project is about the development and marketing of an innovative tourist product for the Wipptal valley around the experience "Brenner Basistunnel". The offer is set up and made available to existing guests from the Wipp Valley and the surrounding tourist regions in the first step. In the medium term, the offer will then be expanded in co-operation with the tourism region Eisacktal and combined with package deals.
Der im Ortszentrum Steinach gelegene Platz mit dem Hermann Holzmann Denkmal wird im Rahmen dieses Projektes renoviert und modernisiert. Der Zugang zum Denkmal wird dabei geöffnet und befreit. Der neu gepflasterte Platz erhält neue Sitzgelegenheiten und eine Bepflanzung, welche zum Verweilen einladen. Die bestehenden Parkplätze bleiben erhalten und die Installation von zwei "Tankstellen" für Elektrofahrzeuge ist angedacht. Gegenüber dem Denkmal entsteht eine beleuchtete Installation mit einer Kartierung des Wipptals.
About 700 wild-hunts are common in Austria. As efficient and often sole pollinators, wild bees are extremely important not only for the preservation of a species-rich flora and a diverse natural landscape, but also for agricultural yield. Within the scope of this project, nesting aids for wild bees are made in the entire Wipptal valley. Three large nest boxes are placed in strategically important places to generate attention. This education initiative is especially designed for pupil projects in the Wipptaler schools and is intended to sensitize guests and local people to the topic of wild bees.
The phenomenon of the migration of young people from rural areas is not a single phenomenon for the Wipptal region, but affects a number of rural regions in Tyrol and Austria. This project takes the challenge of investigating various interests, motivations and life situations of the young people in the Wipptal valley. It will be asked how attractive and promising our region is. The project is a starting point for the supporting organizations such as the NEXT youth platform, to develop solutions and implement further initiatives.
After the very successful event in August last year, the Wipptaler Jugendplattform NEXT once again drew attention with an initiative. Young, art-interested Wipptaleren will be given the opportunity to visit workshops on different artistic directions and to present their work to a wide audience at a graduation event.
In order to expand the existing climbing offer in the Wipptal, a fixed rope route to the pilgrimage town of St. Magdalena will be established. The ascent is via a short entrance (20 min) and leads over the climbing route with little to medium difficulty about 1.5 h up to the pilgrimage church with Jausenstation. The descent then takes place over the hiking trail. As a quality-increasing measure of the hygienic conditions, the purchase of two compost toilets at the break station is also planned.
Through the regional brand "Genussspechte Wipptal" the organisation is trying to create a platform of exchange among producers of regional products, gastronomy and other tourism businesses. The focus is laid on the marketing of these local products to generate a higher added-value in the Wipptal valley.
The main objective of this project is risk prevention for skitouring enthusiastics and the raise of awareness of alpine hazards. It is also an additional touristic attraction. The project contains two major measures: devices to control avalanche tranceivers at the starting point of a skitour and a training field to prepare for searching buried people in case of an avalanche.
During the time before Christmas, on 4 Dec., 8 Dec. & 12 Dec., a great event took place in the old village of Matrei. Bands were playing Christmas songs in different places and a christmas market with local products and culinary highlights was set up. The event was framed by an extraordinary illumination of the old village and the creation of a reflective atmosphere.
The Sternschnuppe association is planning a colorful program of childcare during the summer holidays, which can be used by both locals and guests. With this project, children aged 4 to 15 can be looked after at family-friendly prices in the Wipptal region.