The AlpCity Project (Local endogenous development and urban regeneration of small alpine towns) (2003-2007) was intended to contribute to the setting-up of a mutual knowledge and a common strategy for local sustainable development through a broad programme of cooperation among 11 public partners from 5 countries (Italy, Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland) with Regione Piemonte acting as Lead Partner. PPs: Regione Lombardia, Regione Veneto, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Niederösterreich, Région Rhône-Alpes, Région Franche-Comté, Gemeinde Grainau, Gemeinde Tschlin, Municipalité de St.Maurice and Haute École Valaisanne.
AlpCity targeted the support to a polycentric and sustainable local development, the creation and development of new and existing networks, the promotion of innovative initiatives and cooperation activities at a trans-national level.
Moreover, the creation of a shared knowledge and vision has been enhanced by the collection, creation, dissemination and transfer of good and best practices implemented in mountain areas.
Within the new European programming period (2007-2013) the AlpCity network is going to be enlarged and assume a strategic direction toward the potential set up of a platform on services policies in mountain areas based on the following three pillars: institutional strengthening, public and private services for people, public and private services for enterprises.
The most important lessons learned from the management of the project are the following:
|Award category:||collaborative governance|
|Type of activity:||cooperation|
|Keywords:||multinational, mountain regions, network|
|Short English description:||transnational approach for local endogenous development and urban regeneration of small alpine towns|
|Level of government:||multinational level|
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|EU membership:||EU member|