TranStat: international Living Labs workshop

May 9, 2023

The 3rd and 4th May in Megève (France) took place the first international workshop of the nine Living Labs involved in the European project Interreg Alpine Space Transtat (Transition to a Sustainable Ski Tourism in the Alps of Tomorrow).

The project has the aim to analyze all the issues concerning mountain areas and to elaborate possible shared solutions that allow the territories of different ski resorts to face future challenges in the perspective of a sustainable development. The meeting was attended by representatives of Maniva and Valmalenco for Italy, Kranjska Gora and Rogla for Slovenia, Megève and Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse for France, Sankt Corona and Großes Walsertal for Austria and Surselva for Switzerland.

During the meeting, the Living Labs discussed the main issues they are facing and were involved in a workshop in which they worked on the main factors of change that influence transition processes in ski areas and local communities. Divided into three working groups, the representatives of Living Labs analyzed these driving forces in three separate and equally important areas: climate change, socio-economic fabric and governance and active community participation.

The TranStat project will involve the nine Living Labs in pilot activities leading in 2025 to the elaboration of a strategy for the sustainable development of each mountain area.