Making the most of macro-regions

Author: Interact Programme
Released on: December 5, 2017

Making the most of macro-regionsThe booklet “Making the Most of Macro-regional Strategies” intends to take stock of this development and its multifaceted aspects. Interact has the task to establish a learning process among the four strategies. This booklet has been planned, designed and conceived in the spirit of promoting and spreading the macro-regional idea.

A wide range of topics is covered in this publication, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectoral cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies. In addition to these horizontal aspects, a specific project example in the Baltic Sea Region illustrates how to overcome challenges in governance and stakeholder engagement.

Furthermore, the concept of a macro-regional strategy is also proposed for the North Sea region in order to enhance regional cooperation and thereby share ideas and experiences more effectively. Moreover, the booklet deals with issues such as participation and effects of inter-organisational networks in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, capacity building at both the individual and institutional level, as well as the involvement of non-EU Member States.

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Life cycle analysis of residential buildings

Authors: Leitschuh,  S. (1), König,  H. (2), Kreidenweis,  S. (1), Unger T. (1)
(1) Ökoenergie-Institut Bayern, Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt (Bavarian State Office for the Environment)
(2) Ascona GbR
Released on: October 25, 2017

The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology commissioned a study assessing the different types of constructions in regard to their total impact on the environment and their energy footprint in the course of their total life cycle duirng the Bavarian EUSALP presidency. 
The study’s aim is to contribute to the debate about sustainability  of construction  works. Apart from considering  the ecological and economical aspects, it also offers an overview  of the specific advantages  of the different  construction methods  and is thus  an aid  for citizens when  building  a house. 

Download the abstract presented during  the cooperation  forum “Nachhaltiges  und  energieeffizientes Bauen im Alpenraum 2017” (“Sustainable and energy-efficient construction in the Alpine region 2017”)  Bayern Innovativ,  EUSALP 2017 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 25 October 2017