The aim of the WIKIAlps project is to capitalise on selected projects on spatial development issues carried out in the Alpine Space Programming period 2007-2013 Concentrating on projects in the fields of “Inclusive growth” and “Resource efficiency and ecosystem management”, the project will highlight missing links and synergies as well as on unresolved contradictions between economic growth and environmental development. A partnership of seven institutions with wide-ranging expertise in spatial and sustainable development issues, coupled with the involvement of a large number of observers, ensure that major spatial development challenges will be tackled according to the current and future needs of the main stakeholders within the Alpine Space.
This information will feed a wiki, guidelines and recommendations providing easily accessible operative tools for policy makers, civil servants, researchers, entrepreneurs and the interested public. In particular, the wiki will offer ready-to-use information for spatial development policy planning, supporting political decision-makers and civil servants during their daily work. For this reason, the WIKIAlps project will promote further synergies and transnational governance on the basis of the knowledge and lessons learned from different EU projects.
The project WIKIAlps is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in the frame of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Alpine Space, as well as by national funding bodies.