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:

Alexandra Bonnet
Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
Deputy Director of European and International Affairs
F - 92 055 Paris La Défense Cedex

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 harmonizes the contents of draft Protocols and makes proposals to the Alpine Conference.

* un-official English translation provided by the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention 

AustriaHead of delegation: Ewand Galle
Focal Point: Katharina Zwettler
FranceHead of delegation: Stéphanie Croguennec
Focal Point: Isabelle Paillet
GermanyHead of delegation: Martin Weiß
Focal Point: Christian Ernstberger
ItalyHead of delegation: Paolo Angelini
Focal Point: Paolo Angelini
LiechtensteinHead of delegation: Stefan Hassler
Focal Point: Heike Summer
MonacoHead of delegation: Wilfrid Deri
Focal Point: Wilfrid Deri
SloveniaHead of delegation: Blanka Bartol
Focal Point: Majda Lovrenčič
SwitzerlandHead of delegation: Silvia Jost
Focal Point: Marc Pfister
European UnionHead of delegation: /
Focal Point: Andrea Bianchini
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