EURegionsWeek 2021 (EWCR)

Meeting topic: 

EUSALP offers a workshop in the framework of the Week of Cities and Regions.

Sustainable development of mountain destinations and territories: inspiration from Alpine regions, 12/10, 9.30-11.00am

Four Alpine regions - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Lombardy, Salzburg and Valle d’Aosta - active in EUSALP (European macroregional strategy for the Alpine region) will present inspiring projects and initiatives on sustainable development of mountain destinations, territories and tourism in a context of green transition and economic recovery. Mountain resorts and tourist territories are facing major uncertainties, due to climate change and the COVID crisis, but are developing initiatives and measures to reduce risks and face the challenges. These examples of potential resources and solutions may be of interest for other regions and stakeholders facing similar difficulties in other mountain, rural or remote territories in Europe and may contribute to the discussions on the European Agenda for Tourism 2050.

Four regional case studies will be presented, each followed by a round table discussion with other speakers and interaction with the audience:

1) How to use Alpine natural resources for the development of innovative tourism: the example of health tourism with a specific emphasis on the Interreg Alpine space Healps2 project: Salzburg

2) Green and smart transition in Valle d'Aosta illustrated by examples of innovative practices developed to promote sustainable tourist experiences in a mountain region.  

3) Mountain destinations and territories: sustainability and governance in the context of the Green Deal: Lombardy. Illustrated by a video on “Sustainable Winter Olympics in 2026 – Milano-Cortina”.

4) EUSALP project to create a network of mountain stations and territories undergoing transition pathways: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Link of the Workshop: 


Sustainable Mobility in the Alpine Macro-Region – getting the Green Deal done, 12/10, 5:30-6:30pm

The pitch will be a combination of high-level political interventions highlighting the importance of implementing the macro-regional strategy effectively, and concrete examples of how a sustainable transport system can be put into practice in the Alpine Region, with a focus on cross-border elements. While the project managers will present the main technical elements, the interventions will focus on the macro-regional added value, the contribution to the Green Deal, and the challenges faced.

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Cohesion: from emergency to resilience
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