Action Group 9

To make the territory a model region for energy efficiency and renewable energy


Action Group 9 focuses on the promotion of energy efficiency and the production and use of local renewable energy in the Alpine Region, especially in the public and private sectors. The framework is provided by, inter alia, the EU’s energy directives, the EU goals for 2020 and the Energy Union Package. The action aims at supporting a significant reduction of energy consumption in the housing and mobility sector, as well as in small and medium enterprises. The action promotes energy management and monitoring systems at different levels.

3rd Thematic Policy Area
"Environment and Energy"

Specific Objectives

  • Setting up an Alpine energy efficiency cluster. This cluster should serve as a forum for cooperation and innovation, bring technical solutions for the specific energy needs of the Alpine Region, and develop energy efficiency processes and products particularly adapted to the Alpine Region, especially in the housing and mobility sectors.
  • Greening the Alpine infrastructure’: focusing on energy efficiency in the building sector and promote harmonised, affordable and operational assessment tools to be used by public authorities in order to boost sustainable and low-carbon buildings in the Alpine Region.
  • Setting up an Alpine renewable energy cluster while taking into account ecological, economical and land use issues and considering societal trade-offs.
  • Support energy management systems in the Alpine Region by developing, sharing and installing energy efficiency and decentralised monitoring systems at the local level and by promoting regional energy monitoring.
  • Support a better use of local resources and increase energy self-sufficiency while reducing impacts on climate and the environment.
Flavio Ruffini
Role: Leader
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Ulrich Santa
Role: Leader
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province) - South Tyrol

Additional Representative contacts

Maren Meyer
Region: Bozen (Autonomous Province), South Tyrol
Fabio Berlanda
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)
Patrick Biard
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Johann Binder
Region: Burgenland
Philipp Egger
Region: St. Gallen
Maria Fabianelli
Region: Liguria
Jean-Charles Français
Region: Commissariat de massif des Alpes
Martina Gračner
Region: Slovenia
Myriam Insam
Region: Salzburg
Peter Jamer
Region: Vorarlberg
Jan Lüke
Region: Carinthia
Giovanni Nuvoli
Region: Piedmont
Stephan Oblasser
Region: Tyrol
Peter Obricht
Region: Lower Austria
Rupert Pritzl
Region: Bavaria
Wolfram Sparber
Region: Italy (Ministry of the Environment)
Attilio Tonolo
Region: Italy (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies)
Etienne Vienot
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


Stefanie Bischof
Edita Smajic


EUSALP Energy Congress 2017

09/06/2017 - 14:00 to 18:00
Location Camera di Comercio, via Alto Adige 60, I-39100 Bolzano/Bozen, 2nd floor
Event type: Main event

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Enterprises - A chance for the energy model region EUSALP

3rd AG5 meeting

30/06/2017 - 10:00
Location: Maurienne, Région Auvergne - Rhône - Alpes (place and time tbc)
Event type: Internal meeting

Connectivity and accessibility among Alps are going fast! AG5 will meet in Auvergne - Rhône - Alpes Region (France) to discuss their activites.

Symposium "Energy-Efficient Construction in the Alpine Area"

25/10/2017 - 10:00
Location: Kongresszentrum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Event type: EUSALP presentation event

During this symposium, particpants will learn about the background, possibilities and good practices in sustainable construction in the Alpine Area.