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Glossary  

Alpine Convention

Framework convention having as the main purposes the safeguard of the Alpine natural ecosystem and the strengthening of a sustainable development in the area, promoting economics and cultural interests of the resident population.

The convention is an international treaty signed by all 8 Alpine States (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland & the EU) composed by 9 thematic protocols.

To know more about the Alpine Convention’s main bodies, activities and aims, please click here.

Alpine Space contact point (ACP)

Each Partner State of the Alpine Space programme has a contact point, securing a link between the transnational and the national/regional level in the programme implementation. The contact point assists project partners during the project generation, application and implementation.

For more information on the programme management, please click here. To be re-directed to the ACP contacts, please click here.

Alpine Space programme (ASP)

Interreg B programme of transnational territorial cooperation co-financing projects for sustainable regional development in the Alps from the European Regional Development Fund.

Application form (AF)

Binding document which describes the project (objectives, results, outputs, partnership) and gives detailed information on the work plan and financial figures. The AF has to be submitted in the second step of project application process and is assessed by the programme bodies, in order to select the projects to be funded by the programme. Once the project is approved, the AF becomes the reference document for the whole implementation of the project until its closure. The content of it may change to a certain extent during the implementation, but only according to the programme's project modifications rules and procedures.

Assessment procedure

Is a standardised and transparent procedure carried out by programme bodies that allows selection of projects for co-financing. Assessment procedure is carried out after 1st and after the 2nd step of the application procedure. It consists of eligibility check and evaluation against the assessment criteria.

See also Selection procedure and Eligibility criteria.

Audit authority

The audit authority is one of the Alpine Space programme bodies.

To read more about the responsibilities of this body click here.