2020 is the year of the French Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, whose main priority is to speed up the ecological transition of the Alpine region to better tackle climate change. The kick-off event on 4 February 2020 in Lyon brought together about 200 stakeholders from differnt sectors and regions in the Alps. They discussed sustainable tourism, educating the youth on the specifities of the montain regions or conserving biodiversity, etc.

Alpine Space projects are closely associated to these challenges and actively contributed to the French launch event. Dedicated stands showcased the results of the projects AlpFoodway, ASTUS, CaSCo, DuALPLus, Greencycle, LOS_DAMA! and SMART-SPACE. AlpFoodway and YOUrALPS are also prominently featured in the trailer of the French Presidency 2020: "Working together for a sustainable Alpine Region".