AlpGov 1

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Action Group 8 - Risk governance
Lead organization: 
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection

Programme priority: Priority 4 - Well-Governed Alpine Space
Programme priority specific objective: SO4.1 - Increase the application of multilevel and transnational governance in the Alpine Space
Project acronym: AlpGov
Project title: Implementing Alpine Governance Mechanisms of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region
Lead partner: Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
Project duration: 36 months
Start date: 07.06.2016
Closure date: 06.06.2019
Support from the European Union: 3,252,950 Euro
Project value: 3,982,500 Euro

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The AlpGovs’ main objective is to support effective and efficient EUSALP implementation in a systematic transnational approach through designing and testing appropriate governance structures and mechanisms mainly on the level of Action Groups (AGs), at the same time to create synergies with the other EUSALP implementing bodies General Assembly and Executive Board and further institutional actors in alpine policy, thus directly addressing Specific Objective 11.1 of the ASP. AlpGov addresses tasks of the EUSALP AGs as outlined in the recent EC paper on EUSALP governance, particularly developing actions and projects which help to implement the Action Plan, clarifying appropriate funding schemes, facilitating policy discussion by involving of relevant stakeholders, managing knowledge and flow of information internally and externally, creating dialogue and visibility and ensuring to respect cross-cutting issues and horizontal aspects in policy making.

AlpGov shall support these tasks by establishing a joint transnational EUSALP governance framework: setting up of harmonized mechanisms to run the single AG including joint participation models for the civil society, developing a joint knowledge management (technically by using the same digital platforms, content wise by providing, using and capitalizing harmonized data and information also for monitoring, reporting and evaluation purposes), mapping of institutional frameworks, actors and funding schemes for projects and actions as a basis to prepare policy decisions and to further develop policies, identifying and promoting project/actions which have high leverage effects and help creating ownership and awareness. AlpGov will be the frontrunner in establishing overall governance structures for European Macroregional Strategies (MRS) with the help of a transnational European Territorial Cooperation programme and has therefore high potential to produce long term effects and to serve as a blue print for other MRS.


  • Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz - Germany (LP) - AG7, AG8
  • Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus- Austria - AG8
  • Zavod Republike Slovenije za varstvo narave - Slovenia - AG7
  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento - Italy - AG3
  • Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta - Italy - AG5
  • Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes - France - AG2
  • Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung - Austria - AG4
  • Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention - Austria - AG6
  • Ente Regionale per i Servizi all´Agricoltura e alle Foreste - Italy - AG1
  • Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung - Austria - AG6
  • Agenzia per l’Energia Alto Adige - CasaClima - Italy - AG9
  • Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg - Germany - AG2
  • Schweizer Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Berggebiete - Switzerland - AG5
Start and closure dates: 
June 2016 to December 2019