Nine projects approved in the first call of the 2014-2020 period!
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We wish you a revitalizing holiday season and a bright and thriving 2016!
Special issue: December
Low Carbon

2015 is drawing to a close with a special highlight: the approval of the first nine projects of Interreg Alpine Space 2014-2020. After one year of extensive work, both from the side of the applicants and of the programme in this highly competitive process, we are honoured to introduce in this newsletter nine selected projects of exceptional quality answering today's Alpine issues. 


In 2016 we look forward to lively discussions and activities. Meet us at our stand at the kick-off conference of the EUSALP on 25 and 26 January! And keep posted: the second call for project proposals of the programme will open (information to come on our website as regards terms of reference and timeline). And to complete the year, let's meet again in autumn at the AlpWeek, which we are co-organising and where you can have an active role.


In the meantime, we wish you a revitalizing holiday season to get ready for a bright and thriving 2016!

The first call for project proposals - partner overview

98 partners will work on the nine approved projects!

Thanks to the newly implemented total cost principle (project participants organise themselves the contribution to budget completion on own or external resources), almost one quarter of the partners are private organisations.

The first call for project proposals - budget overview

The budget committed in nine first approved projects is approximately 16.74 million euro ERDF distributed as follows.


The first nine projects of Interreg Alpine Space 2014-2020

The projects approved in the first call for project proposals are:


Priority 1: Innovative Alpine Space


Specific objective 1: Improve the framework conditions for innovation in the Alpine space



Specific objective 2: Increase capacities for the delivery of services of general interest in a changing society



Priority 2: Low carbon Alpine Space


Specific objective 1 – Establish transnationally integrated low carbon policy instruments



Priority 3: Liveable Alpine Space


Specific objective 2 – Enhance the protection, the conservation and the ecological connectivity of Alpine Space ecosystems



Click on "More" for a presentation of each project 

EUSALP launch conference on 25 and 26 January, in Brdo, Slovenia

The Foreign Ministers of the States involved and the Presidents of the Regions of the Alpine area will be among the speakers of the EUSALP launch conference, as well as Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy and Violeta Bulc Commissioner for Transport, who will represent the European Commission and reflect on the important experience gained from the other macro-regional strategies.


The conference will consist in a first day of plenary debate sessions, followed by a second day of more technical workshops with practitioners around the four objectives of the EUSALP. 


Interreg Alpine Space invites you to meet and greet at our stand there!

AlpWeek 2016: call for contributions open!

You and your organisation can play an active role at the:


Alps & People

Living culture!

on 11-15 October 2016

in Grassau, Germany


All interested individuals or organisations are invited to apply to run one or several of the thematic sessions, and market stands. On the AlpWeek website:, you can find the call for contributions (in English) detailing the opportunities and the selection process.

European Regional Development Fund