Anna Giorgi is a researcher and the director of GeSDiMont – a department of the University of Milan located in the central Italian Alps, promoting the sustainable development and valorization of mountain areas. I am also experienced in the management of public institutions dealing with research and experimentation activities promoting innovative approaches to territories exploitation and governace. I was the general director of the Italian mountain institute, a national research institute, the president of ISCAR, international scientific committee for research in the Alps, for 4 years and now I’m the Italian delegate. I am also vice-president of ERSAF, the public institution controlled by Lombardy Region providing services to agricultural and forestry sectors. I represent Lombardy Region in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region – EUSALP, launched on January 2016 - as leader of the action group 1, aimed at developing an effective research and innovation ecosystem in the “Alpine Region”.
Her session is about how to develop an effective research and innovation ecosystem in the “Alpine Region” by means of EUSALP: the EU macroregional strategy for the Alpine Region. The working plan. The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region – EUSALP, launched on January 2016, is a very challenging process based on a modern “vision” of the FUTURE of a rich and dynamic transnational area characterized by the presence of the ALPS, addressing common challenges and opportunities, and aimed at fostering competitiveness for the “Alpine Region” prosperity and wealth in a globalized world. The ALPINE REGION, involving 48 Regions and 7 States, it’s one of the richest areas in the world and among the most dynamic, innovative and competitive in Europe. However, significant differences still exist within the territories, requiring a common response. The development of an effective research and innovation ecosystem in the “Alpine Region” is the aim of the EUSALP Action Group 1 and collaboration, capitalization and harmonization among research players, representatives of the economic fabric and the regions are fundamental to obtain concrete results. A working plan will be presented