Action Group 8

To improve risk management and to better manage climate change, including major natural risks prevention


Sustainable protection from natural hazards is an essential predisposition for settling as well as social and economic development in the Alps. Limited settlement space and climate change lead to increasing exposure and damages to private property and infrastructure. The interests of economic development, social welfare, mobility and tourism still outbalance the targets of risk reduction and safety management which calls for new governance instruments in order to balance multiple use demands.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

Therefore Action Group 8 aims at improving risk management and better managing climate change in the Alpine Region by pursuing the following objectives:

  • Stocktaking of relevant actors and interests, mapping and enhancing governance structures and processes in the policy fields of risk/hazard management and climate adaptation
  • Improving risk and adaptation governance mechanisms in the EUSALP region by enhancing, valorizing and leveraging the existing cooperation structures
  • Identification of good practice solutions in tackling the challenges ahead
  • Promoting, developing and implementing local, regional and transnational pilots and projects based on the action plan and exploring funding opportunities on both EU as well as national/regional/private levels
Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Role: Leader
Christian Wanger
Role: Leader

Additional Representative contacts

Kilian Heil
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter
Roberto Barbiero
Catherine Bertrand
Ernst Böcskör
Massimo Ceriani
Vincent Courtray
Luigi D'Alpaos
Josef Eberli
Jan-Philipp Egner
Benjamin Einhorn
Markus Federspiel
Jean-Charles Français
Willigis Gallmetzer
Kilian Heil
Sebastian Höllerl
Rudolf Hornich
Marcel Innerkofler
Siegfried Jachs
Cornelia Jäger
Markus Kottek
Andreas Lindenmaier
Jože Papež
Marcello Petitta
Andreas Pichler
Wolfgang Rieger
Andreas Rimböck
Carolin Schärpf
Milica Slokar
Heike Summer
Ronja Wolter-Krautblatter


Daniel Bieri
Nicolas Chesnel
Veronika Schulz
Dina Silina
Larisa Stanciu



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The EUSALP objectives highlight cross-cutting policy areas and especially governance. Action Group 8 therefore carried out a status quo analysis of risk governance in the field of natural hazard...

12 Apr 2019

Beyond the expected - dealing with cases of overload and the residual risk of natural hazards in the Alpine region

Despite high investments in protection measures against natural hazards during the last years, heavy damages are still occurring. One reason for these damages is that extreme events can exceed the...

17 Jul 2018

Results from the workshop "Going local - green infrastructure meets climate change adaptation"

Workshop: Going local – “Green infrastructure” meets “climate adaptation strategies”

15 Dec 2017


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Palazzo Lombardia, Milan, Italy
25/06/2019 - 14:00 to 18:30
Event type: Workshop

In the current debate on post 2020 European Cohesion Policy, it would be important to capitalize on two pillars of the ongoing policy programmes: the transnational macro-regional strategies (MRS) (COWI, 2017) and the research and innovation strategies for smart specializa


Piazza Città di Lombardia, Milano (Italy)
03/07/2019 - 15:00 to 04/07/2019 - 18:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

In the framework of EUSALP Italian Presidency 2019, focused on sustainable growth and circular economy in the Alpine area, on 3-4 July Milan will host the high-level conference and thematic workshop BOOSTALPs 2.0.

The Violins, The Voices Of The Alps

Bosco dei Violini, Paneveggio (TN)
13/07/2019 - 15:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

On the occasion of EUSALP Italian Presidency 2019, on 13 July 2019 Lombardy Region will organize an event in the so-called "Bosco dei Violini" located in Paneveggio (TN) .