Smart Villages - A common perspective through different visions

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Background Information

Within the events scheduled for the year of the Italian Presidency of EUSALP, Regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta organizes an event to bring together politicians, researchers, project managers, associations and all those people who are involved on the thematic of Smart Villages.

The conference will be held in the prestigious locations of the Skyway Monte Bianco and Courmayeur.

Starting from the ESPON study Alps 2050, particular attention will be paid to the development of the Smart Village concept as a possible way to find a solution to the depopulation of the Alpine villages. During the event will be presented best practices, projects and ideas related to the emerging theme of Smart Villages as an innovative perspective to provide better services and improve the quality of life in Alpine villages.

Action Group 5 main focus are the development of the connectivity and the provision of services of general interest (SGI) in the Alps. Those are a possible starting point for the Smart Village approach, and during the event to further develop the theme we will work with other AGs, in particular AG3 (dual education), AG4 (mobility) and AG9 (energy efficiency).

Join us on 23-24th May 2019 in Courmayeur to concretize a wider trend-setting framework that will foster and support the Smart Village concept.



Participation to the event is free of charge. As the number of participants is limited prior online registration is required.


Useful Information

You can find useful information about the venue, trasports and accomodation in Courmayeur in the attached files at the end of the page.


Call for posters

We opened a call for posters to collect researches, case studies and projects related to Smart Villages from all over the Alpine region. Participants to the call are asked to prepare a poster paper and to present it during the conference.

For detailed information please refer to the dedicated page.



DAY 1 – Thursday 23rd May 2019


Venue - Courmayeur Congress Hall


14:00 Opening of the event

14:30 ESPON: Alps2050
Common spatial perspectives for the Alpine area

15:00 Smart Villages: A strategic vision
From European point of view to local initiatives

Coffee Break

16:30 Alps doing Smart
Projects and initiatives for mountain areas

17:30 Panel debate

Networking dinner


DAY 2 – Friday 24th May 2019


Venue - Skyway Monte Bianco


Welcome coffee

9:00 Exhibit of real projects and best practices

10:00 Common vision on shared opportunities
Round table on policies for Alpine development

12:00 A step toward the future
Sharing the “Points of Interest” on Smart Villages

12:30 Photo opportunity

Farewell lunch

Further programme details will be updated on a regular basis on this website.


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Sky Way Monte Bianco - Courmayeur (AO) - Italy