EUSALP Kick-Off Event of the Italian Presidency 2022

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The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region EUSALP, launched in 2015, aims at developing the Alpine region as an attractive, innovative, competitive and green region in the heart of Europe. The focus lies on economic growth and innovation, mobility and connectivity, as well as environmental protection and energy. After the successful French presidency, the autonomous provinces of Bozen/Bolzano-South Tyrol and Trento will take over the presidency for Italy for the year 2022. Under the motto  e di là uscimmo a riveder le stelle" (“and thence we came forth to see the stars again” - Inferno, XXXIV, 139 – Dante Alighieri) the annual programme will be marked by the post-pandemic recovery landscape, by the political, social, economic and technological transition in place to respond to global climate change and by the therefore essential innovative power of the numerous small, medium-sized and large centers in the EUSALP area. 

The Italian Presidency will be formally launched 
on Wednesday, 26th January 2022 
1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Bolzano/Bozen 
Please register if you wish to attend the kick-off event.


Event type Conference
Event number EUSALP01
Language of the event
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Slovenian
  • Italiano
Period of event
  • 26.01.2022 13:30 - 16:30
Place Bolzano (Bolzano)
Address Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano Bozen
Duration 3 Hours
Max. participants 150
Price Free of charge
Deadline for registration and payment 25.01.2022
Registration is closed.

Programme of the event

26.01.2022, Conference Centre, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Via Bruno Buozzi 35, 39100 Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

Translation service: English, French, German, Italian, Slovenian

12:45 Registration on site and light lunch / Press conference
13:30 Opening of the event, moderator Andreas PFEIFER
13:40 Presentation of the EUSALP 2022 Presidency video
13:45 Welcoming speeches EUSALP 2022 Presidency
14:05 Welcoming speeches by Italian, French and European authorities
14:35 Music performance
14:40 Handing-over of the EUSALP Presidency wheel
14:45 Keynote speech by Reinhold MESSNER “The Alps in Europe”
15:15 Music performance
15:20 Input speech by Thomas EGGER, Director Swiss Association for Mountain Regions SAB (online): “Policy recommendations from EUSALP Action Groups”
15:50 Round-table discussion with representatives from the EUSALP macro-region
16:35 Closing of the event and photo session
17:00 Reception and farewell