Let’s change our altitude.

Kick-off conference


ONLINE Kick-off conference

Let’s change our altitude.

The Interreg Alpine Space programme is fully starting into the activities of the programming period 2021-2027. On 22-23 November, we will kick-off this new period in an online conference, which will be the occasion to look back on what Alpine Space projects have achieved in the past seven years, as well as to learn more about the funding priorities for 2021-2027.

Highlights of the conference

detailed information on the funding priorities and application settings for 2021-2027


engaging testimonials on the projects achievements of 2014-2020


networking opportunities among peers and with the programme authorities

ONLINE Kick-off conference


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Proceedings (available soon)

Recordings of the plenary sessions

Conference booklet

All presentations


22 November


14:00      Welcome and introduction

14:30      Keynote on the challenges of the Alpine area


14:50      Resilient, biodiverse, adaptive. 
Insights into the priority “Climate resilient and green Alpine region”

15:30      Break

15:50     Efficient, post-carbon, climate-neutral.
Insights into to the priority “Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region”

16:30     Innovative, digital, connected.
Insights into the priority “Innovation and digitalisation supporting a green Alpine region”

17:10      Cooperative, strategic, macro-regional.
Introduction to the priority “Cooperatively managed and developed Alpine region”

17:20      Forecast Day 2

17:30      End

23 November


09:00      Welcome

09:10      Shaping a good project application

10:00      Shaping our future: making a lasting impact on policies

10:30      Next steps

10:45      Break

11:00      Shaping your network:
Parallel networking sessions along the three thematic priorities

13:15      Consultations with the Alpine Contact Points or Project officers (upon appointment)

Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj

Slovenian climatologist, specialist in agricultural meteorology

Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, she is one of Slovenia’s pioneers in researching the impact of climate change. She is a full professor and lecturer at the Faculty of Biotechnology, and teaches at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the Faculty of Architecture. Since 1996, she has been the head of the Centre for Biometeorology at the Faculty of Biotechnics.

Dr. Brigitta Pallauf

President of the regional Parliament of the Land Salzburg, Austria

Dr. Pallauf is an Austrian politician. She is the president of the Salzburg state parliament since 2018 and a lawyer as well as a mediator. Moreover she is the deputy representative of the Province of Salzburg in the ‘Committee of the Regions’ of the EU since 2013.

Leonore Gewessler

Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology   

Leonore Gewessler has been the director of GLOBAL 2000, an environmental protection organisation of Austria from 2014-2019. Followed by being a member of the National Council, she is now the Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.