Clean air, fresh water, productive agriculture and forestry, a stable biodiversity or natural hazards protection – these are priceless services of the Alpine landscape for people and economy, in the Alps and around. A “Green Infrastructure” is delivering these services, but new challenges like climate change lie ahead. The common task for all Alpine actors, including EUSALP Action Group 7, is to maintain and improve these Green Infrastructures – but how?

The idea of community-led local development approach (CLLD) mobilizes and empowers local people and communities for shaping their own future. Could the local level also be the key for maintaining Green Infrastructure for future generations? Existing LEADER case studies reveal a promising potential, but is it feasible in practice? Which political, financial or further framework conditions are necessary?

EUSALP meets LEADER: 48 regions, 7 countries, 3 Directorates General heading towards Community Lead Local Development for an Alpine Green Infrastructure. The EU Alpine Strategy (EUSALP) Action Group 7 invites LEADER actors and European decision makers to jointly explore innovative ways and to find mutual benefits – for people, for nature and for rural areas economies.

This strategic workshop held in October 2018 in Torino, Italy, addresses the following objectives:

  • Introducing LEADER-mechanisms and processes to EUSALP AG 7
  • Introducing EUSALP mechanisms and the concept of Green Infrastructure to LEADER representatives
  • Identifying potentials for joint action and matching overall macroregional strategy with local LEADER activities
  • Checking feasibility of implementing Green Infrastructure projects within LEADER
  • Collecting recommendations for AG 7, LEADER and European decision makers with a view to the EU post 2020 perspectives


On behalf of
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
Role PLANVAL Organisation and facilitation
Time 2018
Status Completed
Contact person
Thomas Probst


+41 27 922 40 80
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