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Art.6 of the Alpine Convention and Art. 14 of the Rules for the Permanent
Commitee of the Alpine Conference (Find in DE, IT, SL, FR pages)

The Permanent Committee establishes ad-hoc Working Groups according to the
current needs and takes over their coordination. Working Groups support and
work on different topics related to sustainable development.

Their responsibility consists of developing new protocols, recommendations and
implementing measures, study ongoing developments as well as reporting
progress to the Alpine Conference and Permanent Committee. The Working
Groups are set for a two-year term and often work in subgroups for specific

At the moment the following bodies are active:

  1. Working Group Transport
  2. Working Group UNESCO World Heritage
  3. Natural Hazards Platform
  4. Ecological Network Platform
  5. Water Management Platform in the Alps
  6. Large Carnivores, Wild Ungulates and Society Platform
  7. Ad hoc expert group for the elaboration of RSA5 on Demographical changes
  8. Working Group Macro-regional strategy for the Alps
  9. Mountain Farming Platform
  10. Working Group Mountain Forests
  11. Energy Platform