The need of a transnational cooperation
In the 3 years since the 9 Action Groups (AGs) had begun to implement the EUSALP, the cooperation framework has improved substantially. Now, the Strategy’s governance needs to be advanced further in order to move towards a strategic vision. So far, the work within the AGs involved skills development and the sharing of competences. The challenge of AlpGov 2, however, is to foster cross-sectoral implementation following strategic priorities, which are to be defined together with the Executive Board (EB) and the annual Presidencies. This reorientation towards a more strategic approach will correspond to the fine-tuning and launch of the new Regional Development and Cohesion Policy 2021-2027, which offers an opportunity to further strengthen the EUSALP as a tool for realizing the cohesion objectives. The AGs will be the operative units of the EUSALP involving stakeholders and enhancing ownership of the Strategy at all levels of government and within civil society.
Innovative approach taken by AlpGov
- creation of a learning environment that will empower AGs and EB to strategically implement political goals;
- definition of cross-sectoral priorities that will be embedded in the regional policies and reflected in policy recommendations
in order to adopt a macroregional approach towards regional development;
- implementation of strategic initiatives to boost EUSALP through the involvement of local communities and stakeholders;
- dialogue with the other MRSs to facilitate knowledge transfer;
- dissemination of the results through extensive communication.