The EUSALP General Assembly and the EUSALP Action Group Forum took place last week in Bavaria. At the EUSALP General Assembly in Rottach-Egern the EUSALP Presidency was handed over from Slovenia to Bavaria. Moreover, high representatives of States and Regions adopted a Joint Declaration on the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) and called for adequately considering the Macro-Regional Strategies in the relevant EU-Policies beyond 2020. Secretary General Reiterer highlighted the importance of cooperation to achieve the best possible results which are beneficial for both the mountainous and surrounding regions.
The EUSALP Action Group Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen included a variety of events, which aimed at fostering the potential interlinkages between the different Action Groups, as well as between the Action Groups and Alpine Space projects. Action Group 6 held sub-group meetings in order to start with the implementation of the activities outlined in the AG6 work program. The exchange of Action Group 6 and representatives of the Alpine Space projects GoApply, Links4Soils and SPARE also allowed the planning of future common activities.
During the EUSALP Action Group Forum also an AlpGov governance workshop took place. In this context the Alpine Convention presented the benefits of thematic cooperation between the Working Groups and Platforms of the Alpine Convention and the EUSALP Action Groups. This was well received by the Action Groups. The subsequent AlpGov partner meeting aimed at discussing administrative and financial aspects, as well as the identification of potential synergies among the Action Groups.