Cooperation Alps 2020+
The conference Cooperation Alps 2020+ brought Alpine stakeholders together with the aim of commonly identifying main future challenges for the Alpine area as regards topics, governance and processes, as well as fostering networks and exchanges.
2018 represented a critical year in the planning of the cohesion policy beyond 2020. The European Commission tabled the proposals on the future multi-annual financial framework. Furthermore legislative proposals for cohesion policy 2020+ were presented. The draft regulations called for a strengthened strategic orientation of ESIF-programmes and a better alignment of these programmes with existing macro-regional strategies.
Representatives of the ESIF programmes 2014-2020, of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), the Alpine Convention, and of the European Commission (DG Regio) met for a lunch-to-lunch exchange on the future of European cooperation in the Alps:
+ What are the Alpine trends and perspectives for the next years?
+ How can we facilitate cooperation and alignment among ESIF programmes in the Alpine area, as well as with other stakeholders such as EUSALP and Alpine Convention?
+ How can cooperation ideas be turned into action?
Programme of the conference
Arnulf Hartl & Christina Pichler, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
Gerald Engasser, Ministry for social affairs and integration of Baden-Württemberg