The Alpine area is composed of territories with contrasted demographic, social and economic trends and a great cultural and linguistic diversity. This diversity goes along with a great variety of governance systems and traditions. Both the common specificities of the Alpine area and its variety and diversity call for cooperation. An Alpine macro-regional strategy would provide an opportunity to improve cooperation in the Alpine States as well as identifying common goals and implementing them more effectively through transnational collaboration. EUSALP constitutes a strategic agenda that should guide relevant policy instruments at EU, national and regional level, by closely aligning and mutually reinforcing them.
EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
2nd EUSALP Annual Forum in Innsbruck
EUSALP Action Groups
1st Thematic Policy Area
"Economic Growth and Innovation"
2nd Thematic Policy Area
"Mobility and Connectivity"
3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"
Cross-cutting Policy Area
Governance, including Institutional Capacity
The EUSALP governance model has to ensure a sound and effective implementation of the Strategy, which will contribute to reaching its thematic objectives. […] There is a need for an approach that encourages participants to overcome not only national frontiers, but also sectors and barriers in order to allow thinking that is more strategic and imaginative concerning the opportunities available. This strategic approach should also ensure consistency between existing initiatives, avoiding duplications and providing an alignment to existing financial instruments.