EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

The Alpine area is composed of territories with contrasted demographic, social and economic trends and a great cultural and linguistic diversity. This diversity goes along with a great variety of governance systems and traditions. Both the common specificities of the Alpine area and its variety and diversity call for cooperation. An Alpine macro-regional strategy would provide an opportunity to improve cooperation in the Alpine States as well as identifying common goals and implementing them more effectively through transnational collaboration. EUSALP constitutes a strategic agenda that should guide relevant policy instruments at EU, national and regional level, by closely aligning and mutually reinforcing them.

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The Parliament gives green light to the implementation of Macro-regional Strategies


Thu 18th Jan 2018

The European Parliament adopted on 16 January a resolution on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies (MRS) with 580 votes in favour.

1st EUSALP Energy Survey published


Thu 11th Jan 2018

Reliable energy data are the basis for decision-makers to define, to implement and to monitor the effectiveness of energy policies.

JRC Macro Regional Innovation Week

Ispra
Tue 9th Jan 2018

The 2018 edition of the Macro-Regional Innovation Week will take place in Ispra (IT) from 24th to 26th January 2018.

4th EUSALP AG6 Meeting

29/01/2018 - 13:00 to 30/01/2018 - 13:00
Location EURAC, Bolzano/Bozen
Event type: Internal meeting

AG6 will meet for its 4th meeting on 29-30 January 2018 at EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen. 

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EUSALP Action Groups

1st Thematic Policy Area
"Economic Growth and Innovation"

Action Group 1

To develop an effective research and innovation ecosystem

Action Group 2

To increase the economic potential of strategic sectors

Action Group 3

To improve the adequacy of labour market, education and training in strategic sectors

2nd Thematic Policy Area
"Mobility and Connectivity"

Action Group 4

To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport

Action Group 5

To connect people electronically and promote accessibility to public services

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Action Group 6

To preserve and valorise natural resources, including water and cultural resources

Action Group 7

To develop ecological connectivity in the whole EUSALP territory

Action Group 8

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

Action Group 9

To make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy

Cross-cutting Policy Area

Governance, including Institutional Capacity

The EUSALP governance model has to ensure a sound and effective implementation of the Strategy, which will contribute to reaching its thematic objectives. […] There is a need for an approach that encourages participants to overcome not only national frontiers, but also sectors and barriers in order to allow thinking that is more strategic and imaginative concerning the opportunities available. This strategic approach should also ensure consistency between existing initiatives, avoiding duplications and providing an alignment to existing financial instruments.

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