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Session ii How to strenghten the effectiveness of regional governance in Austria?

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An International Workshop on Tourism as a Catalyst for Regional Development took place in Vienna, Austria, on 12-13 December 2019.

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Session ii How to strenghten the effectiveness of regional governance in Austria?

  1. 1. bmnt.gv.at „How to strenghten the effectiveness of regional governance in Austria?“ Georg Schadt, BMNT DirectorateVII/5; email: georg.schadt@bmnt.gv.at OECDWorkshop, 12-13 December 2019 inVienna v v v v v v v v
  2. 2. 2 Context matters! -> Which regional level?
  3. 3. bmnt.gv.at Austria - A Federal State with 9 Provinces/Länder 3
  4. 4. bmnt.gv.at Co-operation of Local Action Groups (EU-LEADER-Programme) 4
  5. 5. bmnt.gv.at Regional management structures (Steyr-Kirchdorf) 5
  6. 6. bmnt.gv.at Co-operation in City Regions (e.g. Upper Austria) 6
  7. 7. bmnt.gv.at Project: „To Strengthen the Effectiveness of Regional Governance in Austria“ - Masterplan for rural areas 7 • Stock-taking of good practice • Success factors – Common understanding at national level • Top-down framework conditions • The role of EU programmes 2021-2027 • Vertical cooperation on topics of the future • How to design a national governance system aiming for enhancing the effectiveness of regional governance?
  8. 8. bmnt.gv.at Widening MLG-system for small scale regional governance is essential for effective policy implementation This is the level where…. • Top-down strategies and Bottom up development perspectives meet • Policy integration across sectors and levels happens – beyond sectoral silos • Functional co-operation across administrative borders and across constitutional competences close to the citizens needs and expectations is established • Tailor-made solutions can be found for the respective regional context • Regional embeddedness of sectoral policies can be better secured • Community and citizen engagement can be organized best • Possible conflicts of interest can be identified and mediated at an early stage 8
  9. 9. bmnt.gv.at There are good reasons for the tourism business to engage in regional development • Regions are not only destinations but living space for residents „What is good for residents is good for visitors“ (Huete) But: this does not nessesarily hold true the other way round without engagement of the tourism sector in regional development processes 9
  10. 10. bmnt.gv.at Some of the good reasons: • (Touristic) infrastructure development shall cover needs of both stakeholder groups • Tourism assets are not provided for granted: untouched landscape, cultural assets, ecosystem, accessibility, human capital development, etc. deserve joint planning efforts and engagement • Sustainable and responsibleTourism requires the integration of the local tourism sector into the regional business cycle, exploitation of regional value chains, short supply chains, participation in regional energy supply systems … • New and growing groups of customers in search for authentic experience, sustainable tourism products, unspoiled nature… • Making best use of spill over benefits but also as early warning for negative external effects (eg. mobility) 10
  11. 11. bmnt.gv.at To sum up: „There is no smart tourism destination strategy without proper embeddedness in smart (and small scale) regional governance systems“ 11
  12. 12. bmnt.gv.at Success factors for regional governance`s effectiveness 12  Clarity about tasks, roles/competences and issues: Linking strategic work with immediate operational implementation  High commitment: Involvement of relevent stakeholder, focus on challenges and solutions  Respect and Empathy: Cooperation „on an equal footing“ across levels of government and between sectors  High planning reliability: Stability and continuity of framework conditions for integrated territorial approaches at regional level  Balancing interests: Compromise culture taking into account both the need for individual benefits of cooperation and overall regional value-added  Professionalism: Sufficient ressources for operational work at regional level, modern management culture  Longer-term perspective: Stability and continuity going beyond cycles of government and programmes
  13. 13. bmnt.gv.at Georg Schadt, BMNT DirectorateVII/5; email: georg.schadt@bmnt.gv.at OECDWorkshop, 12-13 December 2019 inVienna Thank you!

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