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Priority 1, Measure 1

Mutual knowledge and common perspectives

This measure promotes contacts and networks among the territories of the Alpine Space in order to draw common visions and to address specific development topics in a context of social and economical integration.

The general objectives of this measure are the following:

to develop a common understanding of spatial development strategies in an enlarged Europe covering the entire Alpine Space as a connected spatial unit according to the aims of European Spatial Development Programme;
to ensure the connection of the Alpine Space and its metropolitan areas as a central node in the system from the south-west to the east as well as from the Mediterranean to the Baltic and Scandinavian regions;
to improve knowledge, to promote widespread information and to develop and use common indicators and comparative analyses of spatial phenomena;
to develop networks and exchange of best practice between different alpine actors;
to strengthen the internal cohesion and identity of the population within the Alpine Space;
to reinforce the transnational co-operation between all countries of the Alpine Space and to promote alpine networks covering the entire territory.

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