Action Group 2

To increase the economic potential of strategic sectors


The German Region Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg) and the French Region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes together chair Action Group 2.

Action Group 2 ("To increase the economic potential of strategic sectors") aims at identifying key Alpine economic sectors which would beneficiate from action at macro-regional level, and to implement concrete measures to strengthen their economic and social environment. The added value will be to lead to a better utilisation of Alpine specific resources and develop potential in the identified strategic sectors with a special focus on the development opportunities for SMEs within the Alpine Macro Region.

1st Thematic Policy Area
"Economic Growth and Innovation"

Specific Objectives

The main objectives of Action Group 2 are:

  • To develop new value chains with enterprises from different sectors
  • To bridge the gap between different policies and efforts in order to stimulate the transformation of the industrial structure and drive job creation and growth
  • To make better use of cluster initiatives
  • To bridge the gap between disconnected value chains
  • To facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of concrete projects in these strategic sectors in the Alpine Region.

So far Action Group 2 has identified three thematic priorities (Sub-Groups):

  • Bioeconomy (coordinated by Baden-Württemberg, DE)
  • Wood from Alpine Region (coordinated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR)
  • Health Tourism (coordinated by the Region of Salzburg, AT)


Susanne Ast
Role: Leader
Region: Baden-Württemberg
Saskia Schäfer
Role: Leader
Region: Baden-Württemberg
François Trusson
Role: Leader
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Additional Representative contacts

Christina Diegelmann
Region: Baden-Württemberg
Jacques Bersier
Region: Switzerland
Rinaldo Comino
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Francesco Comotti
Region: Veneto
Chantal Degoul
Region: France
massimo Lapolla
Region: Piemonte
Massimo Lapolla
Region: Piemonte
Bernhard Lehofer
Region: Salzburg
Mara Manente
Region: Veneto
Alberto Manzo
Region: Italy
Luca Mion
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)
Nadine Mordant
Region: France
France - Commissioner for Spatial planning and Alpine Massif
Christian Salletmaier
Region: Salzburg
Karmen Špenga
Region: Slovenia
Roberto Venturini
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Larisa Vodeb
Region: Slovenia
Christian Wild
Region: Bavaria
Andreas Winkler
Region: South Tyrol
Paolo Zaggia
Region: Lombardy


Carlo Corazza
Hannes Klein
Region: Lombardy
Giacomo Mattinò
Gerd Meier zu Köcker
Region: Baden-Württemberg
Sandra Steinhauer
Jean-Marc Venineaux



Status: Active


5th AG 2 meeting Stuttgart side-to-side with Sub-Groups

26/09/2017 - 14:30 to 27/09/2017 - 13:30
Location Neues Schloss (Schlossplatz 4), 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Event type: Internal meeting

 5th AG 2 meeting Stuttgart side to side with Sub-Groups of AG 2 on 26 / 27 September 2017

1st Forum on Dual Education in the Alpine Region

09/10/2017 - 09:00 to 10/10/2017 - 17:00
Location: Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige
Event type: Main event

Forum on Dual Education in the Alpine Region _ San Michele All'Adige on 9-10 October 2017. 
“What future for the dual system – useful further steps for the EUSALP- regions”

EUSALP General Assembly II / First EUSALP Annual Forum

23/11/2017 - 11:00 to 24/11/2017 - 14:00
Location: BMW Welt, Munich
Event type: Main event

The Annual Forum 2017 of the EU Alpine Strategy will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in the Munich BMW Welt.