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
Christian Wanger
Role: Leader
Region: Bavaria

Additional Representative contacts

Hannah Berger
Region: Bavaria
Catrin Promper
Roberto Barbiero
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)
Hannah Berger
Region: Bavaria
Ernst Böcskör
Region: Burgenland
Massimo Ceriani
Region: Lombardy
Vincent Courtray
Luigi D'Alpaos
Region: Veneto
Josef Eberli
Benjamin Einhorn
Jean-Charles Français
Willigis Gallmetzer
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province)
Walter Herbert
Region: Tyrol
Sebastian Höllerl
Region: Bavaria
Rudolf Hornich
Region: Steiermark
Marcel Innerkofler
Region: Tyrol
Siegfried Jachs
Cornelia Jäger
Markus Kottek
Region: Kärnten
Jože Papež
Marcello Petitta
Andreas Pichler
Catrin Promper
Andreas Rimböck
Region: Bavaria
Carolin Schärpf
Milica Slokar
Heike Summer
Bettina Wengler
Region: Tyrol
Dino Zardi
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)


Daniel Bieri
Club Arc Alpin
Nicolas Chesnel
Alpine Space
Ann-Jasmin Krabatsch
Veronika Schulz
Club Arc Alpin
Dina Silina
Elisabeth Sötz



Status: Active


AG8 - Conference "Flood protection through protection forests in the Alpine Region"

23/10/2017 - 09:00 to 24/10/2017 - 15:30
Location Königliches Kurhaus Bad Reichenhall
Event type: Main event

In 2017, Bavaria holds the presidency of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region EUSALP. Action Group 8, co-headed by Bavaria and Austria, aims to improve risk management and to better manage climate change in the EUSALP area.

EUSALP General Assembly II / First EUSALP Annual Forum

23/11/2017 - 11:00 to 24/11/2017 - 14:00
Location: BMW Welt, Munich
Event type: Main event

The Annual Forum 2017 of the EU Alpine Strategy will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in the Munich BMW Welt.