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Montagna Amica e Sicura
MontagnAmica e Sicura is an ambitious project organised by the Mountain Rescue and Mountain Guides divisions of the Club Alpino Italiano (CAI) in collaboration with all the associations involved in training and/or the prevention of accidents in the mountains.
The regional CAI organisation has technical, operational and consultative commissions which are direct offshoots of the same bodies at national level. In the local area, these are responsible for controlling the relative activities (identified by the initials) carried out by the schools or section groups responsible for education and training of members and non-members. They also provide and develop training of the first level instructors, guides and operators directly responsible for managing the corresponding sections. This is achieved through close collaboration with the regional group and under the direction of each individual section.
Mountaineering, ski touring, cross country skiing and free climbing school

The "Schools Commission" as it is known is an interregional body representing the 43 section schools in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia and the 1200 instructors operating in them. It consists of nine commissioners representing the various geographical areas. The main aims of the Schools Commission are coordination of interregional training activities and control of the activities promoted by the Section Schools in accordance with the directives of the National Commission whose main objectives are to teach the culture and techniques of the mountains and prevention of accidents in the mountains.
Youth Mountaineering School

The interregional commission for youth mountaineering promotes and encourages frequentation of the mountains by young people with interconnected contents and training in application of the Educational Project, divided into five lines:
• the values, traditions and history of mountaineering;
• movement;
• orientation;
• safety;
• the environment.
It is responsible for training and education and oversees the activities of the youth mountaineering guides and their updating.

Hiking School

The Interregional Hiking Commission promotes, organises and coordinates practical and training activities associated with hiking in the mountains, encouraging cultural, historical, natural, environmental, general geographical and local knowledge. It is responsible for training and education and oversees the activities of hiking guides and their updating to ensure they acquire hiking experience, organisational abilities, a sense of responsibility and knowledge of safety and rescue techniques for leading groups on mountain trails.


Avalanche Service
The Italian Avalanche Service was set up in 1966 on the initiative of a number of ski touring enthusiasts with the aim of reducing the number of accidents caused by avalanches in the mountains. At that time, with the help of the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research at Davos, the first courses for the title of expert in snow and avalanches were organised in Italy.
In 1980, provincial and regional avalanche offices began operations. The Italian Avalanche Service is mainly active in training qualified personnel, informing the public and supporting scientific research.

Protection of the Mountain Environment

The Commission for the Protection of the Mountain Environment promotes and divulgates knowledge of problems associated with conservation of the environment, including through the diffusion of appropriate knowledge of the natural sciences in collaboration with the Scientific Committee. It provides technical support to the Regional Management Committee, proposing appropriate conservation initiatives to safeguard the natural and cultural environment of the mountains, with particular regard to preventive conservation. It organises training and refresher courses for operators and experts in protection of the mountain environment.


Scientific Committee
In the region, the Scientific Committee for the Veneto and Friuli Venezia-Giulia promotes knowledge and study of natural and human aspects of mountain environments through training, information and research activities promoted by natural science and cultural operators.

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