Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region


Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region

Lead Organization: Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
Status: Active
Project partners: all EUSALP Action Groups
Project duration: 36 months, from July 2016 to June 2019
Support from the European Union: 3,252,950 Euro
Project value: 3,982,500 Euro

AlpGov aims at implementing EUSALP governance structures and mechanisms as outlined in the EUSALP Action Plan. Due to its holistic approach, practically covering the whole territory, involving all EUSALP Action Group Leaders and further stakeholders, considering all topics of the EUSALP Action Plan, ensuring linkages to relevant implementing bodies, developing tools for managing knowledge and unlocking investment, AlpGov will systematically trigger and guide a governance innovation process.

AlpGov mission statement

The AlpGov Project supports a joint approach for implementing the EU-Strategy of the Alpine Region. Based on overall governance rules set politically by the Generally Assembly and technically by the Executive Board, it serves as the main tool to make EUSALP Governance operable and effective.

In its supporting role, it empowers the Action Groups to involve relevant fields of expertise and society and strengthens the horizontal cooperation among the Action Groups (WP T.6), collect, spread and share knowledge by providing a professional tool, the joint EUSALP knowledge platform (WP T.5), establishes a dialogue with financing and funding instruments to boost implementation initiatives (WP T.4), promotes the further development of tailor-made governance approaches for the single Action Groups to improve their effects (WP T.3), triggers the development of concrete implementation initiatives by providing resources and clarifying political or financial frame conditions (WP T.2) in a transnational context with a view to securing a sustainable and livable future of the Alpine Region.

The Consortium

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
Zavod Republike Slovenije za varstvo narave
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta
Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
Ente Regionale per i Servizi all´Agricoltura e alle Foreste
Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
Agenzia per l’Energia Alto Adige - CasaClima
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg
Schweizer Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Berggebiete

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Project results

AlpGov turns a political will of states and regions for transnational and multilevel cooperation in the scope of EUSALP into practice. As the projects starts simultaneously with the EUSALP implementation, outputs and deliverables of the project will produce long lasting effects: structures and procedures for thematic implementation, knowledge management, funding schemes and project development will be closely linked to the policy level and therefore set the course for new cooperation models.

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