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 from 13:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. in Bozen / Bolzano.
Please register if you wish to attend the kick-off event.
12:45 Registration on site and light lunch
13:30 Official Opening of the event, moderator Andreas Pfeifer
13:30 – 13:35 Presentation of the official EUSALP 2022 Presidency video
13:35 – 13:50 Welcoming speeches by EUSALP 2022 Presidency
Arno Kompatscher, President Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen
Maurizio Fugatti, President Autonomous Province of Trento
14:50 – 14:35 Welcoming speeches by Italian, French and European authorities
14:35 – 14:40 Music performance
14:40 – 15:05 Keynote speech: Reinhold Messner “The Alps in Europe”
15:05 – 15:35 Input speech: Thomas Egger “Policy recommendations from EUSALP Action Groups”, Director Swiss Association for Mountain Regions SAB
15:35 – 15:40 Music performance
15:40 – 15:45 Handing-over of the wheel of the EUSALP Presidency
15:45 – 16:45 Round-table discussion with political representatives from the EUSALP macro-region
16:45 Closing of the event
17:00 Group photo of the EUSALP family
Last updated on 07.12.2021
- 26.01.2022 13:30 - 16:30