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A journey to discover the top achievements of the Alpine Space projects
July - August 2018
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"We enable regions and cities to make better use of limited resources "

Transnational cooperation plays a key part in knowledge generation and exchange, which allows Alpine regions to stay ahead of developments by pooling ideas and resources. This is important when addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by the structural changes facing the Alpine area, from disruptive technologies to automation, globalisation, and the ageing workforce.

CoNSENSo: innovative training of family and community nurses in the Alps



Placing the elderly at the focus of health and social care, the CoNSENSo project - COmmunity Nurse Supporting Elderly iN a changing SOciety proposes improved solutions for the Alpine health care system, which enables the elderly to stay at home for as long as possible, while being provided with ad hoc services.


Focusing on the crucial role of families and community nurses, especially in remote areas, CoNSENSo developed an innovative training model, which allows nurses from different countries to learn more about health policy and culture characteristics of community and family nursing.This cooperative model facilitates the dialogue between elderly people, social services and health services. Appropriate social services (like a home help or ready prepared meals) are organised more easily and better advice and support can be provided. 

"We are an innovative catalyst that triggers further public and private investments and accelerates urban and regional development"


Through innovative projects, the Alpine Space programme provides opportunities for strategic international partnerships, which are key for developing and testing tailor-made answers to major transnational challenges. Alpine Space projects often serve to kick-start change, with reach and momentum growing over time, as they stimulate significant national and international investment and action.

e-MOTICON: to better invest in e-mobility


In the Alpine area, e-vehicle (EV) drivers often feel they cannot use their EVs for cross-border trips. The main problem lies in the low interoperability of electric charging stations. The project partners of e-MOTICON join their forces to tackle this issue of a low and inhomogeneous availability of electric mobility (e-mobility) in the Alpine Space.


The partners are working on the definition of strategic actions and rules on infrastructure access, minimum infrastructure installation, and a supra-regional mapping tool. Public administrations play a fundamental role in this process. They are thus involved and connected to users in a transnational comunity platform in view of facilitating and promoting the exchange of know-how for an effective planning of recharging networks. Different topics like the location of e-charging stations or e-mobility in tourism are discussed in user groups. e-MOTICON partners are now working on the transnational strategy for the electric charging spot planning.


In addition, the project´s “white book” will present the e-MOTICON Strategy and provide regional action plans for regulating and managing electric charging stations planning, and thus encourage e-mobility across the Alps.

AlpSib: Innovative private investment tools for better public services... in the Alps and beyond


While public funding is becoming increasingly scarce, the AlpSib project addresses the needs of seniors and NEET (young people neither in education, employment nor training) by fostering innovative ways of financing social services. Social impact bonds (SIB) are an effective means of involving private actors in funding services of general interest. Improving people´s life is at the heart of SIB, as the return on investment of private investors is conditioned to the achievement of social impacts.


This project gathers a network of investors, public authorities and social organisations, all interested in sharing knowledge and building capacities for a greater value for money of public services. But the AlpSib web platform also contributes to the development of a harmonised approach for social outcomes by providing communities of practices, learning resources and a matching tool for investors and projects that can work as a source of inspiration for the rest of Europe. Indeed, AlpSib has raised such interest at EU level that both the European Commission and the European Investment Bank sent representatives to the first AlpSib transnational forum on September 2017 in Nice. 


For more details about AlpSib's activities, check out their presentation video!

About #MadewithAlpineSpace

From June 2018 onwards, the #MadewithAlpineSpace campaign takes you on a journey to discover the top achievements of the Alpine Space projects. Every month a new programme message will be published and project highlights featured in our newsletter, on social media and on the #MadewithAlpineSpace website page

Save the date for the MEET & MATCH forum!

Would you like to develop a project?

The MEET & MATCH forum is your chance to find ideas and partners!


This event will be a great opportunity to develop ideas and partnerships, international networking opportunities, and technical tips from the programme and running projects.

The event will bring together potential applicants and project partners, private actors, civil society representatives, public institutions as well as academia. 


More information will soon be available on our website!

Pitch Your Project to the EU! at the EUSALP annual forum 2018


The 2nd EUSALP (EU Strategy for the Alpine Region) annual forum 2018, with the motto "Shaping.future.together. with the next generation", will take place in Innsbruck on 20 and 21 November 2018 (the online registration is open). 


During the two-day event, a session will be dedicated to Pitch your project to the EU!, a common initiative of the European Commission, and this year's EUSALP Tyrolean presidency , is giving the chance to young professionals between 16 and 25 years old to present their projects for the Alpine Region to the EU decision-makers.


In a pitch session, five candidates will pitch their project ideas. The three best projects will be awarded with financial support for their implementation. The application is open to the youth of the Alpine Region until 31. October 2018. For more information please visit: https://www.alpine-region.eu/pitch-your-project-annual-forum-2018.



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LOS_DAMA! International Autumn School 2018
XI European Mountain Convention
2nd EUSALP Energy conference "Energy transition in the Alps", Innsbruck
Alparc workshop on ”Mountain-oriented Education in Alpine Protected Areas”
AlpFoodway midterm conference
#MadewithInterreg exhibition at the EU week of Regions and Cities, Brussels
INTESI final conference, Innsbruck
AlpInnoCT and iMONITRAF! Logistic dialogue event "The future of freight transport in the Alps: locally, nationally and internationally"
European Regional Development Fund