Action Group 2

To increase the economic potential of strategic sectors


The German Region Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg) and the French Region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes together chair Action Group 2.

Action Group 2 ("To increase the economic potential of strategic sectors") aims at identifying key Alpine economic sectors which would beneficiate from action at macro-regional level, and to implement concrete measures to strengthen their economic and social environment. The added value will be to come to a better use of Alpine specific resources and potentials in the identified strategic sectors with a special focus on the development opportunities for SMEs within the Alpine Macro Region.

1st Thematic Policy Area
"Economic Growth and Innovation"

Specific Objectives

The main objectives of Action Group 2 are:

  • To develop new value chains with enterprises from different sectors
  • To bridge different policies and efforts in order to stimulate the transformation of the industrial structure and drive job creation and growth
  • To make better use of cluster initiatives
  • To bridge the gap of disconnected value chains
  • To facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of concrete projects in this strategic sectors in the Alpine Region.

So far three thematic priorities (Sub-Groups) were identified:

  • Bioeconomy (coordinated by Baden-Württemberg, DE)
  • Wood from Alpine Region (coordinated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR)
  • Health Tourism (coordinated by the Region of Salzburg, AT)


Susanne Ast
Role: Leader
Region: Baden-Württemberg
Hélène Loiseau
Role: Leader
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saskia Schäfer
Role: Leader
Region: Baden-Württemberg
François Trusson
Role: Leader
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Additional Representative contacts

Christina Diegelmann
Region: State Ministry Baden-Württemberg
Jacques Bersier
Region: Switzerland
Francesco Comotti
Region: Veneto
Chantal Degoul
Region: France
Mara Manente
Region: Veneto
Alberto Manzo
Region: Italy
Luca Mion
Region: Trento (Autonomous Province)
Nadine Mordant
Region: France
France - Commissioner for Spatial planning and Alpine Massif
Christian Salletmaier
Region: Salzburg
Karmen Špenga
Region: Slovenia
Larisa Vodeb
Region: Slovenia
Christian Wild
Region: Bavaria
Andreas Winkler
Region: South Tyrol
Paolo Zaggia
Region: Lombardy


Carlo Corazza
Hannes Klein
Region: Lombardy
Giacomo Mattinò
Sandra Steinhauer
Jean-Marc Venineaux


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.

EUSALP General Assembly II / First EUSALP Annual Forum

23/11/2017 - 11:00 to 24/11/2017 - 14:00
Location: BMW Welt, Munich
Event type: Main event

The Annual Forum 2017 of the EU Alpine Strategy will take place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in the Munich BMW Welt.