Thematic fields of cooperation The Alpine Space Programme 2007 – 2013 identifies three thematic fields of cooperation called „priorities“:
13 ProjectsEg. AlpEnergy - http://www.alpenergy.netVirtual Power Systems as an Instrument to Promote TransnationalCooperation and Sustainable Energy Supply in the Alpine Space
AlpEnergy visualisation tool: A virtual power systemhttp://www.alpenergy-visualisierung.de
Accessibility and Connectivity11 ProjectsEg. PARAmount - http://www.paramount-project.eu/imProved Accessibility:Reliability and security of Alpine transport infrastructurerelated to mountainous hazards in a changing climate
PARAmount operative toolfor a complete debris flow process simulation
Environment and Risk Prevention11 ProjectsEg. SILMAS - http://www.silmas.eu/Sustainable Instruments for Lakes Managementin the Alpine Space
SILMAS serious gamebased on a playful interface to discover lake’s ecosystem and functioning
Water and Energy: 2 core challenges for the European Union+ WFD (2000) and RES-e (2001) directives+ In view of the Blueprint to safeguard Europe’s Water: +To develop options to improve the quality of the knowledge base for water policy making; +To improve governance in water policy.+ EU 2020 – sustainable growth: +Target of 20% of energy from renewables+ COMM EC 2011: Regional Policy contributing to sustainable growth in EU 2020: +Transition to a low carbon economy: focus investments on renewable energies +Focus on preserving and maximising the potential of the natural environment.
Water and Energy in the Alpine Space Programme+ 6 projects approved so far: AlpEnergy, Alp-Water- Scarce, CO2 Neutralp, Enerbuild, Silmas, SHARE.+ Hydropower and water ecosystems in the Operational Programme of the Alpine Space Programme: +Pinpointed by experts in the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Programme; + Highlighted by the European Commission; +Very closely checked during the evaluation of projects and monitored during their implementation.
SHARE A strategic project+ In line with EU policies and orientations concerning water and energy;+ Shared transnational solutions and tools for improved water management and governance;+ A unprejudiced methodology and tool through an innovative approach: Multi Criteria Analysis+ A constant quality improvement throught the involvement of stakeholders in the Permanent Technical Panel+ Cooperation with the Water Platform of the Alpine Convention
What is still expected from the project+ Long term sustainability of SHARE tools (DSS) and platforms+ Sustainability of the pilot actions+ Keeping alive the Permanent Technical Panel+ Capitalise on achieved results, eg. Broad implement the improved MCA+ A targeted transfer of the results to practitioners, administrations and policy makers.
The Alpine Space Programme 2007-2013: 2013 +EC draft Regulation on Structural Funds: Fall 2011 First elements proposed by EC: - Increased budget for ETC 11,7B€ - Specific regulation for ETC (cooperation across borders) - Simplification : specific eligibility rules, state aid regulation etc… to be followed…. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policyContent: concentration to best contribute to the EU 2020 strategy!ASP Vision post 2013: Strategy Development Project: - Analysis - Stakeholder dialogues - Development options
Where to find further information? www.alpine-space.eu http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policyThank you for your attention!