The InnovAlps projects is searching for innovative approaches to regional development in Alpine protected areas. Through mutual learning, the project aims at supporting the exchange of knowledge on related topics between protected areas. In the first six months of 2016 ALPARC organizes three benchlearning workshops in three selected pilot regions: in the Tiroler Lech Nature park (AT), Pfyn-Finges Nature park (CH) and in the Baronnies provençales Regional nature park (FR).
The workshops in the pilot regions bring together stakeholders from all three pilot regions and further regional stakeholders. The aim is to present innovative and creative ideas and projects, to exchange on working methods and to identify together success factors, needs and chances. The results of the project will be presented at the final conference in Switzerland in September, entitled “Innovation for regional development in Alpine protected areas: Knowlegde and experiences”.
The final conference will also be the occasion to hear about related examples and experiences from other protected area regions. The project is supported by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN.
Within the framework of InnovAlps, ALPARC starts an online survey on regional development and innovation in Alpine protected areas by mid-February.
Protected areas interested in exchanging their experiences in this field at the final conference can already contact us.
Contact: Dominik Cremer-Schulte
|Workshop 1||20/21 April 2016||Naturpark Tiroler Lech|
|Workshop 2||11/12 May 2016||Naturpark / Parc naturel Pfyn-Finges|
|Workshop 3||21/22 June 2016||Parc naturel régional des Baronnies provençales|
|Final conference||29/30 September 2016||Naturpark / Parc naturel Pfyn-Finges|