EU STRATEGY FOR THE ALPINE REGION (EUSALP)
The overall objective of the EUSALP is to promote sustainable prosperity in the Alps, by fostering its competitiveness and innovation capacities, improving connectivity in this Region, and preserving and promoting its environmental patrimony.
This public consultation on the EUSALP aims to reach not only any relevant stakeholder but all European citizens interested in this Region. Therefore, your ideas, comments and views become essential for the design and implementation of this Strategy. These will ensure the EUSALP be realistic in its starting point, appropriate in its goals and responsive to the real needs of this Region.
SECTION 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
1. Please specify in which capacity you are completing this questionnaire:
2. Please provide your name, and where relevant, the name of your organisation.
3. If your organisation is registered in the Transparency Register, please indicate your Register ID number.
4. Please provide your country of residence/establishment.
Please specify the name of the country
5. Please provide your e-mail address
6. How well do you know the EUSALP?
7. How well informed are you about the EU Macro-regional Strategies?
SECTION 2 GENERAL FRAMEWORK
1. In your view, to further exploit the potential of the Alpine Region, what are the main topics on which co-operation should be fostered that cannot be addressed adequately at present?
2. Which are the main challenges, and what are the main concerns/obstacles to successfully addressing them?
3. In terms of policies, which are most relevant? Which (EU) policies should be prioritised?
4. In your view, how might the EUSALP improve the Alpine Region's ability to act on common challenges, and to exploit opportunities? (Please specify some results you would expect from its implementation).
5. In your view, what would be the benefits derived from the EUSALP at European level?
SECTION 3. EUSALP SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
When considering the following questions, please note that the actions and projects to be proposed should:
(a) concern the Alpine (Macro)Region;
(b) have a positive impact on the citizens, enterprises, and the environment;
(c) be feasible in the short or mid-term.
1. In your view, what are the main objectives on which the EUSALP should concentrate? (Please indicate max. 3 objectives per Pillar)
Pillar 1. Fostering sustainable growth and promoting innovation in the Alps: from theory to practice, from research centres to enterprises.
Pillar 2. Connectivity for all: in search of a balanced territorial development through environmentally friendly mobility patterns, transport systems and communication services and infrastructures.
Pillar 3. Ensuring sustainability in the Alps: preserving the Alpine heritage and promoting a sustainable use of natural and cultural resources.
2. Are there others?
3. Which of the objectives cannot be achieved under existing structures, and could be advanced through an integrated Macro-regional approach? (Please indicate max. 3 objectives per Pillar)
4. Please indicate concrete (EU, national, regional or local) actions or projects, which could contribute to achieve the objectives of the EUSALP in the short or medium term. (Please indicate max. 2 actions/projects per Pillar)
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS PER PILLAR
Pillar 16. What are the main remaining barriers to mobility of labour, students and ideas in the region?
7. What are the main challenges for the Alpine Region to remain competitive in the future?
Pillar 28. What are the main challenges for the Alpine Region in terms of connectivity?
Pillar 39. What are the main challenges to ensure sustainability in the Alpine Region?
SECTION 4. EUSALP PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
1. In your view, why do existing co-operation mechanisms across national borders need to be improved in the Alpine Region? What are the barriers to co-operation that a Macro-regional Strategy should seek to overcome?
2. How should the coordination of different (EU, national and regional) policies be managed? What governance structures should be envisaged in the Region to ensure the most effective coordination between the actors involved?
3. Who would be the key actors concerned for better co-operation and coordination in the Alpine Region in the next years? Who should have ultimate responsibility for achieving results under the new Strategy, and who should the key decision makers be?
4. Any further comments