From June 2018 onwards, the #MadewithAlpineSpace campaign takes you on a journey to discover the best results of the Alpine Space projects. Every month a new programme message will be published and project highlights featured on this page, our social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and our newsletter. 

Keep posted and learn about  impact of successful transnational cooperation in the Alpine Space! 

"Transnational cooperation funding is decisive in making macro-regional strategies work".

The Alpine Space programme co-finances projects in which strong complementarities with the EU strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) are sought. The projects provide targeted solutions designed for the Alpine region, bridging gaps between local/national and EU-wide initiatives.

AlpGov: implementing Alpine governance mechanisms of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region

Since its start, the European Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) has been contributing to multi-level cooperation between Alpine States and  Regions. Nine action groups are dealing with the different priorities   identified  within the strategy. 

The AlpGov project serves as the main tool for making EUSALP governance  operable and effective. In its supporting role, it strengthens horizontal  cooperation among action groups and empowers them to involve relevant  fields of expertise and society. The project also collects and shares knowledge by providing a professional tool, the joint EUSALP knowledge platform, while establishing a dialogue with financing and funding instruments to boost implementation initiatives and promoting further development of tailor-made governance approaches for single action groups to improve their effects. 

Furthermore, AlpGov triggers the development of concrete implementation  initiatives by providing resources and clarifying political or financial frame  conditions in a transnational context, with a view to securing a sustainable  and livable future of the Alpine Region.



GoApply: multidimensional governance of climate change

One of the major challenges for the Alpine Space is climate change. This area is particularly vulnerable to variations in weather and climatic conditions. Here, events like receding glaciers, heavy rainfalls and the reduction of permafrost soils tend to appear sooner than on the global level, to be particularly intense and to affect the very delicate environment. Since these processes cannot be reversed, adaptation becomes a priority for the Alpine region. The Alpine countries have already developed climate adaptation strategies, yet capacities for implementing them and integrating them into sectoral policies are scarce everywhere. The situation is even worse on the local level, where this theme is hardly present in policy-makers’ agendas.
To tackle these challenges, GoApply sets up a new adaptation model coordinating governance levels, integrating policies across sectors and providing best practices maps. This work will help reach the goals of the Action Group 8 of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP AG8), whose aim is “to improve risk management and to better manage climate change, including major natural risk prevention”. “The inputs of GoApply will contribute to achieving three AG8 objectives;”EUSALP AG8 co-leader Florian Rudolf-Miklau explains, “paving the ground for shared and improved adaptation policies and governance approaches; supporting synergies between risk management and climate change adaptation; and extending the contents of the online portal “CAPA – Climate Adaptation Platforms for the Alps”.