Ecosystems and their services go beyond national borders and therefore need a transnational approach for their protection, sustainable use, management and risk prevention. As a basis for joint action, public authorities, policy makers, NGOs, researchers and economic players – the AlpES target groups – need a common understanding of ecosystem services, comparable information on their [...]
Innovating for better health & social care for senior citizens in the Alpine Space
Alpine soils perform key ecosystem services (ESS) that enable human well-being, ecosystem functioning and contribute to the biodiversity. The importance of sustainable Alpine soil management is being recognised yet insufficiently implemented mainly due to its crosscutting function, fragmented governance structures, diverse sectoral needs, lack of targeted soil information and applicable [...]
The overall objective of the project RockTheAlps is to reinforce and strengthen the implementation of rockfall risk prevention policy and mitigation strategy support in line with a sustainable forest management approach. For achieving that objective, the first harmonized rockfall natural risk and protection forest mapping for the entire Alpine Space will be provided.
The globally attractive Alpine Space cities face common challenges through growing land use pressure. It strains vulnerable natural & cultural assets of periurban landscapes calling for multifunctional solutions, intersectorial and intermunicipal collaboration. Yet, this increases implementation barriers: complexity, various ownership patterns, more stakeholders with non-excludable interests. [...]
12 partners from 6 different countries has met into the GRETA project with the aim to demonstrate the potential of Near-Surface Geothermal Energy (NSGE) in the Alpine Space and to share its knowledge to foster the integration of this technology into future energy plans in the area at different administrative levels. This approach will help to reduce total CO2-emissions in environmentally [...]
The Smart Specialisation concept is a lever of EU Cohesion Policy. Several EU regions developed Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3). Challenge is to implement S3 through clusters to gain sustainable and incl. growth generating critical mass. No many experiences exist due to lack of knowledge about S3 in other regions. Implementation tools must be developed to fully benefit SMEs. The [...]
testing support services for companies to enhance transnational business transfer and transfering the outcomes at policy level to synchronize programs and approaches
PlurAlps aims to increase the territorial attractiveness and social cohesion of mountainous and peripheral Alpine municipalities and regions through enhancing capacities for delivery of services of general interest for migrants.
Among young generation there is little awareness of the values and opportunities offered by the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps. There is an urgent need to better inform youth and make them more aware of the Alpine heritage, which has a lot to offer in terms of economic and social opportunities.