Vas

Vas

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Karlovac

Karlovac

Krapina Zagorje

Varazdin

Varazdin

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Foto: LPD/Fritzpress

 

Summit of Regions in Brussels

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337 regions, cities, municipalities and interregional organizations stand up for a strong renewed EU-regional policy after 2020 – the AAA is part of it!

On the initiative of the Austrian region Lower Austria a “Summit of Regions” was hosted at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on September 28th 2016. The highlight of this conference was the handing over of a joint declaration entitled “A strong renewed Regional Policy for all regions post 2020” to the EU-institutions, among which were the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corinna Creţu and the President of the Committee of the Regions Markku Markkula.

The declaration has been signed by 332 political representatives of regions from 22 member states (71,5% % of the EU-population) and 5 interregional organizations among which is the AAA after a circular decision by the Alps-Adriatic-Council.

The full text of the declaration can be downloaded herepdf_icon

Alps-Adriatic Rectors´Conference has met in Koper (SLO)

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On the 22nd and 23rd of September 2016 the University of Primorska as the president of the Alps Adriatic Rectors‘ Conference (AARC) hosted the representatives of this impressive networks of universities which was founded in 1979. The Scientific Committee proposed some important steps for future activities of the AARC which currently includes 47 universities from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia as its members. The General Assembly approved the Scientific Committee’s proposals and fully supported the request for membership from the University of East Sarajevo. The University of Primorska has taken over the rotating presidency from Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Carinthia/Austria) and will pass it over in 2017 to the Széchenyi István University from Győr Győr-Moson-Sopron/Hungary).

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Alps-Adriatic LAGs met again in Đurđevac

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On the 15th and 16th of September 2016 Local Action Groups (LAGs) which cooperate within the EU-LEADER-program have met again for an Alps-Adriatic workshop in Đurđevac (Koprivnica Križevci County/Croatia).

This year, the workshop was titled „AAA Leader – The role of local action groups in rural development“. The workshop is part of a project co-financed by the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance and Koprivnica Križevci County, which brings together representatives of LAGs with the aim to promote partnerships between representatives of public authorities and the civil and economic sectors in rural areas. The project coordinator is LAG Podravina, and the partners are ten LAGs from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia.

The meeting of LAGs in Đurđevac was held for the second year in a row, and this year the focus was on the recognition, protection and presentation of intangible cultural heritage for tourism purposes. The goal is to prepare a joint EU-co-financed project among the LAGs.

The workshop was opened by the president of LAG Podravina Mr. Branko Sobota, the managing director Mrs. Mihaela Lončar and the Head of Department for international cooperation and European funds of Koprivnica Križevci County, Mr. Vladimir Šadek.

Autumn-Call for new AAA-Projects

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The Steering Committee of the AAA will select and approve this year´s second round of new projects in its autumn-meeting in Krapina-Zagorje County (CRO) on October 20th 2016.

Therefore the call for financial applications is open from the 1st to the 30th of September 2016.
By this date all applications must have been sent to the responsible Thematic Coordination Point (TCP). The contact-data for all TCPs is available in the “ORGANIZATION AND ADDRESSES”-section of this website and can also be found at the end of the financial application form.
The financial application form as well as the procedural rules can be found in the “DOWNLOADS”-section. Implementation guidelines which inform about the general evaluation and selection criteria for project applications were added to both documents.

TCP on Tourism brings Green Destinations Day to Ljubljana!

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On the initiative of Jana Apih, head of the TCP on Tourism of the AAA, one of the biggest global events on the subject of sustainable tourism will take place in Ljubljana/Slovenia on the 27th and 28th of September 2016: The “Global Green Destinations Day” which is organized by the international network Green Destinations will bring together destinations and travel industry in order to find new energy and ideas on how to make tourism more sustainable. Please check the program here http://greendestinationsday.com/program/.

We hope to see you all in Ljubljana!