Permanent Committee

The Permanent Committee (Regulation*) is the executive body of the Alpine Conference. It consists of the delegates of the Alpine countries. The Permanent Committee ensures that the Convention’s ideas, principles and aims are carried out into practice. The Permanent Committee generally meets twice a year.

The Permanent Committee is defined in Article 8 of the Framework Convention.

Current Chair:

Emil Ferjančič
Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning
Spatial Planning, Construction and Housing Directorate


What does the Permanent Committee do?

  • It analyses the information submitted by the Member States on implementing the Convention and reports to the Alpine Conference.
  • It prepares programmes for meetings of the Alpine Conference and proposes the agenda.
  • It sets up Working Groups that have to formulate Protocols and recommendations and it coordinates their activities.
  • It examines and harmonises the contents of draft Protocols and makes proposals to the Alpine Conference.

* courtesy English translation provided by the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention 

AustriaHead of delegation: Ewald Galle
Focal Point: Katharina Zwettler
FranceHead of delegation: Aude Charrier
Focal Point: Isabelle Paillet
GermanyHead of delegation: Christian Ernstberger
Focal Point: Christian Ernstberger
ItalyHead of delegation: Paolo Angelini
Focal Point: Paolo Angelini
LiechtensteinHead of delegation: Regula Imhof
Focal Point: Karin Jehle
MonacoHead of delegation: Wilfrid Deri
Focal Point: Astrid Claudel-Rusin
SloveniaHead of delegation: Blanka Bartol
Focal Point: Majda Lovrenčič
SwitzerlandHead of delegation: Silvia Jost
Focal Point: Nicolas Rodigari
European UnionHead of delegation: /
Focal Point: Andrea Bianchini



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