Bavarian Presidency 2017

Mission

Bavaria has been a strong advocate for a European Alpine strategy since 2011 and has substantially contributed to the conceptual design of the Strategy. Bavaria is an active member of all nine actions of the Strategy and leads the implementation of Action 7 (ecological connectivity) together with the Slovenian Institute for Nature Conservation as well as Action 8 (to improve risk management and to better manage climate change, including major natural risks prevention) together with Austria.

From 1 January to 31 December 2017, Bavaria holds the Presidency over the Implementation of the Strategy. The cornerstones of the Work Programme for the Bavarian presidency over the EU Alpine Strategy were presented in the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU in Brussels on 29 November 2016 and will now be shaped into concrete measures during the course of several events.

Specific Objectives

The Bavarian presidency 2017 is guided by the motto: “EU Alpine Strategy – joint action for the benefit of the Region”. As the implementation of the Strategy is still in an early phase, the timely involvement and information of citizens and stakeholders is a stated aim of the Bavarian presidency. The development of the Strategy itself followed a “bottom-up” approach in Bavaria. The Bavarian State Government has broadly discussed the ideas of municipalities, businesses, associations, non-governmental organisations and citizens, e.g. in the course of the Bavarian “Alpine Dialogues” (Alpine Dialogue I in Hohenaschau Castle on 21 May 2014 as well as Alpine Dialogue II in Irsee Monastery on 17 March 2016).

The dialogue with the relevant actors will be continued during the Bavarian presidency. For example, during the Annual Forum, a large Citizens’ Forum will be open to the general public, with numerous opportunities for information and participation.

Peter Eggensberger
Role: Leader
Katharina Hellmann
Role: Leader
Stephan Waggershauser
Role: Leader
Siegfried Richter
Region: Bavaria

Actions

Estimates of external costs in mountain areas

Update of recent estimates of external costs in mountain areas available for Download!

A – Cross-topic initiatives

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End12/2017

Grey energy assessment in construction/ Alpine construction materials

In order to reach a climate-neutral building stock by 2050, the building sector must be considered.

Subgroup 2: Energy Efficiency

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End12/2017

Calendar

5th Action Group 9 meeting

21/03/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location Bolzano
Event type: Internal meeting

On 21st of March 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 5th meeting in Bolzano. The meeting is organized together with the first workshop on the "EUSALP energy observatory".

EUSALP Energy Conference 2018

07/06/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location: Innsbruck
Event type: EUSALP presentation event

On 7th of June 2018 EUSALP Action Group 9 will organize its annual EUSALP Energy Conference. A detailed programme will be published in March 2018.

6th Action Group 9 meeting

24/10/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Location: St. Gallen
Event type: Internal meeting

On 24th of October 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 6th meeting in St. Gallen.