As early as 1997, Villach became the first city awarded as „Alpine Town of the Year“. “Villach has been a symbol of sustainability for 20 years. The goals and four pillars of the nature park Dobratsch (1. education, 2. recreation, 3. regional development and 4. protection of the ecoregion) meet the objectives of the Alpine Convention as well as its Protocols and Declarations. As a contact point for the general public on site, the Infopoint in Villach will surely contribute to an optimal implementation of the Alpine Convention”, so states the Secretary General of the Alpine Convention, Ambassador Markus Reiterer, who is pleased with the cooperation with the Dobratsch nature park and the city of Villach. “Today more than ever, the Alpine Convention can only be filled with life through the engagement of the inhabitants of the Alpine region, the Contracting Parties, the regions, the Alpine networks and municipalities. Effective partnerships with our Infopoints are playing a key role herein”, so Reiterer.
The implementation of the Alpine Convention Infopoint is scheduled for this autumn. Browse for further information about Dobratsch nature park.