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Alpine Space Program

The Alpine Space Programme is a Community Initiative Programme Interreg III B

The Alpine Space Programme belongs to one of the three strands (A,B,C) of the Community Initiative Interreg III. Strand B programmes address trans-European cooperation and aim to encourage harmonious and balanced development of the European territory.


The cooperation area encompasses regions from 5 EU members States: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia ; and 2 non-members States: Liechtenstein and Switzerland and is financed by ERDF-Funds (European Regional Development Funds).

The main objective of the Alpine Space Programme is to contribute to a more cohesive, balanced and sustainable territorial development of the Alpine Space Area by fostering transnational co-operation and maximizing the benefits in important fields of mutual concern between Member States, regions and other authorities.

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The 4 main objectives of the Alpine Space Programme

  • To establish the Alpine Space as a powerful area in the European network of development areas: this requires a common understanding of the role of the Alpine Space in terms of sustainable spatial development and to promote actively this by carrying out various activities and measures.

  • To initialise and support sustainable development initiatives within the Alpine Space under consideration of the relationship between the alpine core region and the fringes of the Alps. This would cover transnational activities in various sectors from Community to municipal level by focusing on the most important issues of the Alpine development.

  • To find efficient solutions in the domains of accessibility and transport by promoting sustainable modes of transport and communication.

  • To safeguard the diversity of the natural and cultural heritage and to protect the population and infrastructure from natural hazards by the development of common tools, exchange of methods and information.

More information

See Alpine Space website : www.alpinespace.org

"ALPENCOM": An INTERREG III B "Alpine Space" Project

ALPENCOM is implemented through financial assistance from funds of the Community Initiative Programme "Interreg III B Alpine Space", within:

Priority III: Wise management of nature, landscapes and cultural heritage, promotion of the environment and the prevention of natural disasters Measure 1: Nature and resources, in particular water)

The project's overall objective is the improvement of the alpine networks of protected areas, especially through a common communication:

ALPENCOM is co-financed by national and regional funds from Italy, Austria, Slovenia, France and Germany.