Communication concerning a European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region

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Series Details COM (2015) 366
Publication Date 28/07/2015
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Communication published by the European Commission in June 2015 concerning the European Union's Strategy for the Alpine Region.

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The Alpine Region is one of the richest areas in the world and among the economically most dynamic, innovative and competitive areas in Europe with unique geographical and natural features.

The European Council of 19/20 December 2013 invited the Commission, working with Member States, to draw up an EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) by June 2015, building on the solid background of cooperation in the Region. The Strategy will affect around 80 million people living in 48 regions in seven countries, of which five are EU Member States (Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia) and two are non-EU countries (Liechtenstein and Switzerland). The proposed geographical area covered by the macro-regional strategy is particularly well suited for the sustainable development of the Alpine Region, promoting growth across Europe and mutual solidarity between mountain and peri-Alpine territories.

The Strategy will cover the following thematic policy areas: economic growth and innovation; mobility and connectivity; and environment and energy. The Strategy will benefit from the active role of the Alpine regions supported by the Member States and experience from a large number of cooperation structures already operating in the area and will build on work that took place before the Commission started working on drawing up the Strategy.

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Alpine macroregion close to launch

EUR-Lex: SWD(2015)147: Action Plan
European Commission: Press release, 28/07/2015: Commission launches the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
European Commission: Fact Sheet, 28/07/2015: Q&A on the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP)

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