Stakeholders from the Alpine region will gather to take stock of the progress achieved so far, and to define the way ahead. The Forum will showcase the first results of the nine thematic Action Groups and look into how challenges in the region such as climate change, international economic competition, Alpine transit traffic and decreasing biodiversity can be tackled together. In addition, the topics of improving governance and the outlook for a better embedding of macro-regional strategies into EU policy post 2020 will be discussed.