Interreg III B - Alpine Space

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The European Commission has decided to contribute actively to the development of transnational co-operation by co-financing the INTERREG III B programme for the "Alpine Space". The participating countries include Austria, France, Germany and Italy in the European Union, and Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Structural Fund assistance amounts to EUR 59.29  million out of a total budget of EUR 117.95  million.



1. Action Priorities


 

Priority 1: Promotion of the Alpine Space as a competitive and attractive living and economic space in the scope of a polycentric spatial development in the EU. Key actions concern the preparation of spatial development strategies, and networking and co-operation between metropolitan areas, cities, towns and rural regions.


Priority 2: Development of sustainable transport systems with particular consideration of efficiency, inter-modality and better accessibility. Key actions focus on spatial and environmental impact assessments of new infrastructure and the promotion of sustainable mobility, namely by improving intermodality and safety standards.


Priority 3: Smart management of nature, landscapes and cultural heritage, promotion of the environment and the prevention of natural disasters. Key actions focus on good management and promotion of landscapes and cultural heritage, including water resources, and the prevention of natural disasters.


Priority 4: Technical Assistance. Another EUR 3.54 million of Community funding is being provided under the heading of technical assistance.


2. Description of the eligible areas



The programme covers an area of 450,000 km2 around the Alps. This area has a population of 70 million people and includes mountainous alpine rural areas with low population densities, as well as the river valleys, foothills and lowlands around the major European urban centres such as Milan, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Lyon, Marseille, Geneva, Strasbourg, Turin and Venice, where most of the population is concentrated. It is a central area, crossed by important axes and corridors for transit and trade. The "Alpine Space" is one of the richest areas in European, with some of the most innovative and competitive European regions and cities, and it hosts a rich cultural diversity. The area requires specific integrated and land use management measures, especially with regard managing the impact of tourism activities, the crossing of major transport corridors, or the intensive urbanisation processes in certain areas. The core alpine area faces a strong population decrease with the resulting loss of economic attractiveness.

3. Management and contact details


The Managing Authority for the programme is the Land of Salzburg in Austria.

Financial and Technical information

Interreg III B - Alpine Space

Intervention Type

Community Initiative Program

CCI no

2000RG160PC020

Number of decision

C(2005)3092

Final approval date

03/08/2005

Breakdown of finances by priority axis

Priority Axis EU Investment National Public Contribution Total Public Contribution
1 Promotion of the Alpine Space as a competitive and attractive living and economic space in the scope of a polycentric spatial development in the EU 0 0 42 684 724
2 Development of sustainable transport systems with particular consideration of efficiency, inter-modality and better accessibility 0 0 24 579 531
3 Wise management of nature, landscapes and cultural heritage, promotion of the environment and the prevention of natural disasters 0 0 39 119 291
999 Technical Assistance 0 0 7 385 332
Total 0 0 113 768 878

Financial Breakdown by Funds

EU Investment ERDF
Total: 57 204 518 57 204 518
100,00% 100%