AlpSatellites project: Policy guidelines

Feb 26, 2024

The Interreg AlpSatellites project aimed to study the current situation in order to promote hybrid work models and establish satellite offices in remote Alpine and rural areas, with the goal of revitalising these regions by attracting professionals, seasonal workers, and digital nomads. Through participatory workshops involving local stakeholders, the project identified the needs and preferences of remote workers and digital nomads to optimise proposed coworking spaces. Strategic guidelines were developed to promote remote work as a driver for sustainable development, emphasising the importance of factors such as internet connectivity, accessibility, quality work environments, and cultural integration in attracting remote workers. The project’s final recommendations include creating a favourable context and local support policies, promoting policies to improve access to housing and public services, investing in technological infrastructure, actively involving the local community, and encouraging companies to support remote work. AlpSatellites partners suggest implementing these recommendations through prototype experimentation in Alpine regions and interregional sharing of experiences and best practices. Rigorous monitoring and evaluation processes should accompany this phase to ensure the effectiveness and optimisation of proposed initiatives. Led by the University of Valle d’Aosta, AlpSatellites partners include the Unité des Communes valdôtaines Evançon, the Municipality of Doren, the University of Applied Sciences of Vorarlberg, the Cultural, Social and Sports Association of Queyras, and the University of Aix-Marseille. You can download the final output at this link: