During the 7th meeting, AG1 will welcome JRC as new AG1 formal Observer and it will discuss about its subgroups’ activities; the instruments of transnational cooperation (ERA NET); the new research & teaching proposal "MORE-Alps"; the project "RE-SEARCH ALPS"; the EUSALP website and PoK.
The European Commission plays a role in General Assembly and acts as a facilitator and coordinator and will co-chair the meetings, without voting right. The Commission will confirm that decisions taken by the General assembly comply with EU legislation, when appropriate.
As in the existing macro-regional strategies, the European Commission also works with the Objective Coordinators and acts as independent facilitator. It will ensure strategic coordination in areas where it provides added value for the macro-region (as stated in Council conclusions), supported by the High-Level Group on macro-regional strategies with representatives of the EU-28, as well as non-EU countries participating in the strategies.
Concerning this level of governance, the representatives of States and Regions participating in the EUSALP have agreed in the Milan Declaration to put in place ‘a standing Executive Board in charge of overseeing the implementation of the EUSALP Action Plan, formed by representatives of the States and Regions’. The European Commission will act as a facilitator and coordinator and will co-chair the meetings, without voting right. The Commission will confirm that decisions taken by the Executive Board comply with EU legislation, when appropriate.
The European Commission will support the partners of the Strategy to put in place a sound monitoring and evaluation system.
The Annual Forum 2017 of the EU Alpine Strategy will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in the Munich BMW Welt.