French Presidency 2020

Working together for a sustainable alpine region

Mission

Like EUSALP’s State-Regions governance, the French presidency will work by bringing together the State (Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion, and the Alps Massif and
Jura Districts) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions, as well as other institutional and associative players in this vast territory.

All of them share the same ambition: to work together for a greener Alpine region and to ensure more sustainable development.

France will exercise its presidency in close consultation with its partners in the European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), the four other Member States of the European Union (Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the 48 Alpine Regions and the European Commission. With all of these national and local actors, the French presidency will endeavour to contribute to accelerating the ecological transition of the Alpine region, in order to fight against climate change.

The French Presidency is honoured to have Nicolas Plain, scientist and explorer, as its ambassador for the year.

Originally from Grenoble, this 29-year-old scientist and documentary maker roams the area by paraglider.
Equipped with a flying laboratory, he searches for concrete solutions and promotes the practices of actors in the field, to fight against the effects of climate change. The French presidency has entrusted him with the role of EUSALP ambassador, which he will support, throughout 2020, to make its activity better known to citizens.

Specific Objectives

THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY: A YEAR TO MOVE FROM DIAGNOSIS TO ACTION!

France’s goal for this EUSALP presidency, as part of the European Commission’s “Green New Deal”, is the fight against climate change. How can human damage to this unique natural heritage be corrected? With the support of action groups and all partners, the French presidency will develop its program around seven priority and complementary areas of action.

  1. Conserve biodiversity and prevent natural risks
  2. Speeding up the energy transition of the alpine region
  3. Develop sustainable transport
  4. Develop year-round sustainable tourism
  5. Promote the consumption of locally-sourced mountain products
  6. Encourage young people to participate in sustainable development of the alps
  7. Improving governance
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Projects

AlpGov 2

Jan 2020 to Jun 2022
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Calendar

AG4 - 16th Action Group Meeting

Online
09/03/2021 - 09:00
Event type: Action Group Meeting

The 16th AG4 Meeting will be held in an online format on March 9th, 2021 - hoping that conditions surrounding COVID-19 will allow for a physical meeting in the near future!

Ski resorts and climate change

Metabief
16/03/2021 - 08:30 to 17/03/2021 - 12:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Adapting ski resorts to climate change : the sharing of experience of « Métabief, Montagnes du Jura ». This event organized by the Doubs Department and Métabief ski resort will take place virtually on March 16th and 17th, 2021.

National conference on hiking and outdoor activities 2021

Gréoux-les-Bains
19/05/2021 - 09:00 to 20/05/2021 - 18:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Crises are indicative of existing dysfunctions and future risks. The current health crisis is forcing us to rethink our relationship with the environment.   It has led to an explosion in demand for outdoor activities by a new clientele.

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