Action Group 6

To preserve and valorise natural resources, including water and cultural resources


One of the main features of the Alpine Region are its outstanding natural and cultural resources. The ways in which these resources have been transformed into economic assets have varied through history and had distinctive effects both on the Alpine environment and on the resources itself. There are also conflicts of interest between the elements to protect natural resources and their economic use. The overall mission of Action Group 6 is to provide valuable contributions to an Alpine strategic framework that allows the establishment of sustainable and balanced models of resource management and production. Thus Action Group 6 aims at preserving and sustainably valorizing the Alpine natural and cultural heritage to enable also future generations to enjoy the unique living space of the Alps.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

In the first three years of the implementation period of the EUSALP Action Plan Action Group 6 will focus on the following three significant sub-topics, dealt with in specific sub-groups:

  • “Spatial development and soil conservation” (sub-topic 1)

Soil is a scarce resource which is renewable only during several generations and at high costs. This applies especially to Alpine regions, where soil formation processes are particularly slow due to geological and climatic conditions. Spatial planning has to search for appropriate instruments to minimize or even to avoid the consumption of soils. Action Group 6 aims at collecting basic information on “reduced land take and soil protection” and on implementing regional awareness raising events on how to intelligently reduce land use and on soil protection.

  • “Future oriented farming and forestry” (sub-topic 2)

Action Group 6 aims at establishing a knowledge network to collect, develop and foster existing – and possibly initiate new - innovative and successful initiatives and activities for the promotion and marketing of food and forest products especially in urban areas, which are sustainably produced and processed in the EUSALP mountain and rural areas to maintain cultural and ecosystem services.

  • “Integrated and sustainable water management” (sub-topic 3)

The sustainable and integrated management of the water resources of the Alps is of outmost importance for Europe as a whole. Therefore the sustainability of the sector and its integrated management shall be promoted in the field of river restoration and sediment management through the implementation of the “green infrastructure” concept as a win-win strategy for the achievement of the objectives of both the EU Water Framework Directive and the EU Flood Directive. In the field of water-demand and supply management options for preventing potential conflicts among sectors and actors in case of peaks of demand and/or regional droughts shall be identified. Furthermore the horizontal and vertical dialogue between the relevant stakeholders shall be strengthened.

Lisa Ellemunter
Role: Leader
Wolfger Mayrhofer
Role: Leader
Helmut Serro
Role: Leader
Representative of Carinthia
Paolo Angelini
Representative of Italy
Gianantonio Battistel
Representative of Trentino Alto Adige
Raimund Becher
Representative of Bavaria
Andrea Bianchini
Representative of Italy
Anton Dippold
Representative of Bavaria
Silvester Gaberšček
Representative of Slovenia
Andreas Gstöhl
Representative of Liechtenstein
Lenča Humerca Šolar
Representative of Slovenia
Maja Jelen
Representative of Slovenia
Ana Jurše
Representative of Slovenia
Roland Kals
Marjetka Kanjir
Representative of Slovenia
Stanislava Klemenčič Kosi
Representative of Slovenia
Silvester Kranjec
Representative of Slovenia
Michaela Künzl
Representative of Bavaria
Gerhard Kuschnig
Representative of Vienna
Spela Ledinek Lozej
Representative of Slovenia
Cassiano Luminati
Representative of Switzerland
André Mallossek
Irena Marš
Representative of Slovenia
Renata Meazza
Representative of Lombardy
Andrea Mugerle
Representative of Slovenia
Dorothea Palenberg
Thomas Peham
Representative of Tyrol
Špela Petelin
Representative of Slovenia
Davide Pettenella
Representative of Veneto
Armin Schabus
Representative of Carinthia
Jochen Schlamberger
Representative of Carinthia
Christian Seidenberger
Representative of Carinthia
Benedetta Sevi
Representative of Lombardy
Elisabeth Sötz
Iris Speiser
Representative of Carinthia
Christian Steiner
Representative of Lower Austria
Désirée Stofner
Representative of Economic Chamber Tyrol
Luka Štravs
Representative of Slovenia
Thomas Streifeneder
Robert Unglaub
Laura Viganò
Representative of Italy
Grega Voglar
Representative of Slovenia


Saki Ino
Giacomo Luciani
Primož Skrt
Representative of Slovenia



Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
91% Complete

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73% Complete


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55% Complete


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60% Complete



Palazzo Lombardia, Piazza Città di Lombardia 1, 20124, Milano
28/02/2019 - 11:00
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Smart Villages - A common perspective through different visions

Sky Way Monte Bianco - Courmayeur (AO) - Italy
23/05/2019 - 14:00 to 24/05/2019 - 14:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Within the events scheduled for the year of the Italian Presidency of EUSALP, Regione Valle d'Aosta organizes a political event on the thematic of Smart Villages in the prestigious location of the Sky Way Mont Blanc