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
Federal Ministry of Sustanability and Tourism; Department III/5
Christian Wanger
Role: Leader
Representative of Bavaria

Additional Representative contacts

Hannah Berger
Representative of Bavaria
Catrin Promper
Federal Ministry of Sustanability and Tourism; Department III/5
Roberto Barbiero
Representative of Trento (Autonomous Province)
Hannah Berger
Representative of Bavaria
Ernst Böcskör
Representative of Burgenland
Massimo Ceriani
Representative of Lombardy
Vincent Courtray
Luigi D'Alpaos
Representative of Veneto
Josef Eberli
Benjamin Einhorn
Markus Federspiel
Representative of Tyrol
Jean-Charles Français
Willigis Gallmetzer
Representative of Bozen (Autonomous Province)
Sebastian Höllerl
Representative of Bavaria
Rudolf Hornich
Representative of Steiermark
Marcel Innerkofler
Representative of Tyrol
Siegfried Jachs
Cornelia Jäger
Markus Kottek
Representative of Kärnten
Jože Papež
Marcello Petitta
Andreas Pichler
Federal Ministry of Sustanability and Tourism; Department III/5
Catrin Promper
Federal Ministry of Sustanability and Tourism; Department III/5
Andreas Rimböck
Representative of Bavaria
Carolin Schärpf
Milica Slokar
Heike Summer


Daniel Bieri
Club Arc Alpin
Nicolas Chesnel
Alpine Space
Veronika Schulz
Club Arc Alpin
Dina Silina
Elisabeth Sötz



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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


6th AG8 meeting

26/09/2018 - 09:00 to 19:00
Event type: Internal meeting

On 26th of September AG8 will meet for their 6th AG meeting in Hinterstoder, Austria.

2nd Forum on Dual Education in the Alpine Region

09/11/2018 - 09:30
Event type: 1st Thematic Policy Area meeting

The second forum on dual training will take place in collaboration with the Ausbilderforum of Innsbruck in Telfs  (Tyrol) at the company Thoeni Holding Gmbh.

This year's theme will be: "Shaping dual education together: empowering enterprises to educate".