Pushing the boundaries of cooperation: EUSALP Forum 2017
The Alps remain an anchor of stability and prosperity in Europe and a region with strong economic assets. But there are still challenges that must be faced and which go beyond national boundaries: trade flows, traffic congestion, ecosystems, climate change, or pollution. This is why two years ago Alpine Stated and Regions have decided together to reinforce the region's assets by setting up the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region. . The quick start of its implementation has raised many expectations amongst stakeholders. Today and tomorrow representatives from European, national and regional representatives, as well as other stakeholders meet in Munich to take stock of what has been achieved through the Strategy and to look at the remaining challenges.
An important dialogue framework for the 7 EUSALP countries, the first EUSALP Annual, Forum, jointly organised by the European Commission and the current Bavarian Presidency, will focus on how to addressg the major challenges together in cooperative way.. The ministers representing the 7 countries will adopt the "Munich Joint declaration on the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, confirming their countries' commitment to address the current challenges together!.