ISCAR Workshop 2012: New highlanders


Date: Tuesday, 4th september 2012, 10.00-18.00h

Venue: Poschiavo (Switzerland)

Oliver Bender and Axel Borsdorf, Institute for International Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Innsbruck;
Paolo Viazzo, Working Group Demography and Employement of the Alpine Convention

1) Analyse the changes in the structure and composition of the population regarding especially a) the “new highlanders” phenomenon, their needs and their contribution to local communities and b) how alpine societies/communities are facing demographic (and cultural) change.

2) Analyse the trends of population movements, especially a) in-/out migration, b) the consequences of the concentration and polarization within specific regions (urban centres and surrounding areas), c) the need for adaptation of policies concerning territory issues?



Procedure, Results


Participants, Costs, Language
The number of participants is limited to 25 persons. There are no registration fees. Meals will be offered by ISCAR, while travel and accommodation costs have to be covered by the participants. The language of the workshop will be English.

For additional information please contact oliver.bender (at)