AlpGov 2

Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

AlpGov 2

Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region

Lead Organization: Lombardy Region - DG Environment and Climate
Status: Active
Project partners: all EUSALP Action Groups
Project duration: 30 months, from January 2020 to June 2022
Support from the European Union: 2.399.615,28 Euro
Project value: 3.003.076,8 Euro

AlpGov 2 aims at enhancing EUSALP's governance structures and mechanisms to push the Strategy towards a future of embedding into the mainstream policies for regional development and cohesion. Due to its integrated approach which involves all the relevant actors and stakeholders, considers all topics of the EUSALP Action Plan and ensures the transfer of knowledge, AlpGov 2 will ignite a process towards innovation regarding the governance of the Strategy, while also taking into account the exploitation of mutual complementarities between funds and investments.

AlpGov 2 mission statement

The AlpGov 2 project aims at enhancing the governance structures and mechanisms of the EU-Strategy of the Alpine Region. Based on overall governance rules set politically by the General Assembly and technically by the Executive Board, it serves as the main tool to make the EUSALP effective. AlpGov 2 is a follow-up to the results achieved during the previous project in terms of governance structures and coordination functions.

In its supporting role, it empowers the EUSALP Action Groups first of all by creating a structured learning process for the development of new skills to be shared among the members of the Action Groups and of the Executive Board and all the relavant actors (EUSALP Learning Environment). The professionalization of the Action Groups' work will ensure a proper decision-making and a strategic implementation of the EUSALP Action Plan. In particular, AlpGov 2 will launch strategic initiatives, both related to specific themes at the core of the Action Groups' as well as cross-sectoral initiatives highlighting the importance of mainstreaming EUSALP in policy dialogue and policies programming. The dialogue among the EUSALP actors, the stakeholders at each territorial level and the other macro-regional strategies will generate momentum and prospects for the revitalisation of the Strategy in each Alpine country and region. The stakeholders and citizens will benefit directly from the effectiveness of the EUSALP-embedded policies as they will be considered not only as recipients of the process but as co-designers and co-deciders. AlpGov 2 will anchor its action in the multi-level governance approach, thus, fully living up to the ideals of the EUSALP and to a result-oriented public action.

The Consortium


Lombardy Region - DG Environment and Climate


Office of the Tyrolean Provincial Government - Transport Planning, Austria
Office of the Provincial Government of Carinthia, Austria
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Austria
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, Austria
Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany
National Agency for Territorial Cohesion, France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, France
Sud-Provence Alpes Côte-d'Azur Region, France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Energy Environment Agency, France
Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Autonomous Region Valle d'Aosta, Italy
South Tyrol Energy Agency - Casaclima, Italy
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, Slovenia
Swiss Center for Mountain Regions, Switzerland

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Project results

AlpGov 2 takes the political will of states and regions to cooperate transnationally and on multiple levels within the scope of the EUSALP and turns it into practice. As the project will start after three years of implementing activities, its long-lasting effects are based on the concrete results of the previous project: instruments and methods for the implementation of selected priorities,knowledge transfer, definition of funding schemes, and project development will be closely linked to the decision-making level and therefore set the course for new integrated macro-regional policies.

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