Macro-regional Strategy for the Alps Working Group (2013-2019)
As an instrument of sustainable development the Alpine Convention promotes a balanced approach between development and protection within the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, EUSALP. The Alpine Convention contributes to the EUSALP and plays a substantial and significant role in the implementation of the Strategy. In this context, the Permanent Committee has a coordinative function.
The Working Group „Macro-regional Strategy”, which was active from 2013-2019, was entrusted with the task of facilitating the coordination within the Alpine Convention regarding the EUSALP process as well as the task of easing the exchange between the Alpine Convention and the EUSALP bodies. In doing so, the Working Group Macro-regional Strategy contributed to implementing the “EUSALP” priority of the Multiannual Work Program (MAP) 2017-2022.
The main objectives of the Macro-regional Strategy for the Alps Working Group were inter alia to ensure the inputs of the Alpine Convention acting as Observer in the EUSALP General Assembly and the EUSALP Executive Board. Furthermore, the Working group aimed to foster mutually beneficial exchange between the EUSALP, its Action Groups and the Alpine Convention’s institutions and observers, to serve as an interface between the Permanent Committee and the Leaders of EUSALP Action Group 6 to ensure the provision of substantial inputs of the Alpine Convention’s institutions to the respective EUSALP bodies, for example by facilitating further coordination with other Working Groups and Platforms of the Alpine Convention and to ensure appropriate communication flows among all Alpine Convention’s bodies regarding the EUSALP process.
Overview of activities, documents and results
Decisions of the XI Alpine Conference (2011) regarding the Macro-regional Strategy WG