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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 and Platforms according to the current needs and takes over their coordination. Working Groups and Platforms 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 and Platforms are set for a two-year term and often work in subgroups for specific topics.
Here you can read the report by the deputy Secretary general Marianna Elmi on the work of the Working Groups and Platforms in the mandate period 2015-2016 (in DE, FR, IT, SL).
At the moment the following Working Groups and Platforms are active:

  1. Transport Working Group 
  2. Natural Hazards Platform - PLANALP
  3. Ecological Network Platform
  4. Water Management in the Alps Platform
  5. Large Carnivores, Wild Ungulates and Society Platform - WISO
  6. Macro-regional strategy for the Alp Working Group
  7. Mountain Agriculture Platform
  8. Mountain Forests Working Group
  9. Sustainable Tourism Working Group