Alpine Space Forum - Pooling potentials for Competitiveness - Presentations
Tuesday - 27 September 2011
Setting the scene: EU 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the Alpine Space Programme
The EU 2020 strategy and how European Territorial Cooperation can contribute to it
Introduction to the EU 2020 Strategy and what could be done by the Alpine Space Programme to meet the identified challenges.
José Antonio Ruiz de Casas, DG Regional Policy, Territorial Cooperation, European Commission
The Alpine Space Programme - A territorial approach towards the EU 2020 strategy
The Alpine Space Programme presents how it could contribute to achieve the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy and strengthen the competitiveness of its cooperation area.
Strengthen competitiveness of the Alpine Area
The competitiveness of the Alpine Area as part of Europe’s Economy
Keynote introducing the competitiveness of the Alpine Area within Europe and pinpointing its specific assets and strengths.
Driving forces towards competitiveness
Key presentation setting the topic of competitiveness in its relation to innovation, endogenous territorial potentials, clusters creation, governance, etc.
A practical approach to increase competitiveness – toolbox for practitioners
EU funding instruments and opportunities to enhance competitiveness
Followed by a discussion with Alpine practitioners giving direct feedback on their experiences in working with the presented instruments:
Norbert Höptner, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum Stuttgart, Germany
Jacques P Bersier, HES-SO//Fribourg, Science and Technology Center of the Canton of Fribourg, Plastics Processing Cluster, Switzerland
Paolo Zaggia, Lombardy Region, Italy
1. Tourism: How to make the Alps a more competitive tourist destination?
2. Energy: The Alps as rechargeable battery of Europe?
Facilitation: Ludwig Karg, BaumConsult Munich, Germany
3. Local resources: How to turn Alpine local resources/knowledge into a competitive advantage in a global economy?
Facilitation: Jernej Stritih, Government Office for Climate Change, Slovenia
4. An island between surrounding metropolises: How can the Alps benefit from the surrounding urban centres and the cities from the Alps?
Facilitation: Wolfgang Pfefferkorn, CIPRA international
Wednesday- 28 September 2011
Summary of workshops results
Practitioners and policy-makers discuss the needs for action identified and the recommendations developed during the workshops. Feedback round, interview of the WS rapporteurs.