Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic



Krapina Zagorje



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


Alps-Adriatic Cultural Networkers met in Graz

TCP on Culture

The third networking meeting of the TCP on Culture took place in Styria´s capital Graz on May 8th 2015. It was opened by Patrick Schnabl, Head of the Department for Culture, European Affairs and Foreign Relations of the Styrian Regional Government.  The meeting was attended by artists and cultural workers form the territory of the AAA. Part of a round-table discussion, chaired by the head of the TCP on Culture, Sandra Kocuvan, was a presentation by the head of the CREATIVE EUROPE Desk Austria, Elisabeth Pacher. The next meeting is scheduled on July 4th 2015 in Szombathely (County Vas/Hungary).


AAA-Steering Committee approves new projects


On April 28th the Steering Committee of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance met for its first meeting in 2015. From the numerous applications the Steering Committee has approved 17 new projects and 12 new patronages. Among these projects were also various applications which will apply for EU-co-financing  in various programs (CENTRAL EUROPE, COSME, CREATIVE EUROPE, ERASMUS+) One ERASMUS+-Youth project has already been approved by the Austrian National Agency.

The TCP on Agriculture & Ethnic Heritage plans a workshop for Local Action Groups (LAGs) from the territory of the AAA who operate within the framework of the EU-LEADER-program this coming September.

The next regular meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on October 20th 2015.

Photo: „©LPD-Sucher“

INCLUSIA 2015: Individuals – the way we are


People with disabilities are part of our society. “The diversity of all people forms a strong and attractive community.  Because everyone of us is unique. That’s the norm.”, states Dieter Klammer, organizer of “INCLUSIA 2015” and head of the TCP on Inclusion of the Alps-Adriatic Alliance.
As a concrete approach to this idea and in order to celebrate the Alps-Adriatic spirit, “INCLUSIA 2015: Individuals – the way we are” took again place in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Carinthia) from the 21st to the 23rd of April 2015.
700 middle- and high school-students from Klagenfurt and 350 people with disabilities from the Alps-Adriatic area and beyond met for this event which is unique in Europe. In joint activities such as making music, painting, cooking, arts & crafts, sports or choir singing, inclusion came alive. Joint lessons in small groups were designed by the schools involved.

INCLUSIA 2015 demonstrated again, how easy certain insecurities can be overcome and that mutual understanding between people with and without disabilities is an important attribute of our Alps-Adriatic spirit.

Alps-Adriatic Golden Wines at GAST-Intervino 2015


Together with the Carinthian Association of Winegrowers the winning wines of last year´s “Alps-Adriatic Golden Wine”-exhibition were presented at the international fair GAST-Intervino in Klagenfurt (Carinthia/Austria) from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2015. Visitors had the opportunity to try awarded wines from Carinthia (Austria), Koprivnica Križevci County (Croatia) and the Hungarian County Vas.
The fair GAST-Intervino focuses on hospitality in tourism and gastronomy and presented almost 400 exhibitors to 12.000 visitors this year. It was opened by Carinthia´s Governor Peter Kaiser, who also visited the “Golden Winemakers” in his position as Chairman of the Alps-Adriatic Council. There he was met by Deputy County prefect Darko Sobota from Koprivnica Križevci County and the Head of the TCP on Agriculture & Ethnic Heritage Vladimir Šadek.
This year´s “Alps-Adriatic Golden Wine” winners will be presented on May 30th 2015 in Đurđevac (Koprivnica Križevci County/Croatia). Winemakers from the Alps-Adriatic area who are interested in participating are welcome to contact Mr. Šadek (

14th INTERGRAF-Biennale focuses on communication


The 14th INTERGRAF – Grafik Biennale Alpe-Adria will open on Thursday March 12th 2015 at 19:30 PM at Kunsthaus Weiz (Styria). Under the motto “1914 – 2014 Communication: Evolution or Involution”20 graphic artists from Burgenland, Styria, Slovenia, Vas (Hungary) and Friuli Venezia Giulia will display their work. The exhibition is organized by KG talstation from Trausdorf an der Wulka


Ljubljana welcomes Alps-Adriatic Cultural Networkers!

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On March 4th and 5th 2015 Slovenia´s capital Ljubljana welcomes all cultural activists from the Alps-

Adriatic area. March 4th will be devoted to the kick-off meeting for “Come Together” a joint project of

the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance. March 5th is dedicated to the network-meeting of the Thematic

Coordination Point (TCP) on Culture. A very interesting cultural program is being offered on both

days. For more information please click the attached invitation.

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Alpe-Adria Tourism & Leisure Show 2015


From the 28th to the 31st of January 2015 the Ljubljana fairgrounds traditionally hosted the “Alpe-Adria Tourism & Leisure Show 2015”. This year, the fair’s focus was on active tourism such as trekking, cycling and fishing complemented by novelties such as river-surfing, SUP (stand up paddling) and urban sports. Regions from the Alps-Adriatic area but also from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vojvodina, Greece, Tunisia and Nepal presented their touristic potentials. This year´s Jakob Award for excellence and quality in tourism was dedicated to “New Interpretations of Local and Regional Dishes”. The expert committee chaired by Professor Janez Bogataj granted the Jakob Award 2015 to Business & Tourism School Daruvar in Bjelovar-Bilogora County/Croatia for their “Sweet Souvenirs” – the innovative offer of the town´s symbols in gingerbread and chocolates.

Alps-Adriatic Rectors´ Conference: Scientific Committee met in Klagenfurt


In November 2014 Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (Carinthia) took over the presidency of the
Alps-Adriatic Rectors´ Conference (AARC) from University of Tuzla in Bosnia-Herzegovina for

On January 22nd 2015 the Scientific Committee of the AARC has met at Alpen-Adria Universität
Klagenfurt under the chairmanship of Rector Oliver Vitouch and Vice Rector Cristina Beretta.

In the course of the meeting Henriette Dancs from Savaria University Campus in Szobathely (Vas
County/HUN) presented the TCP on Higher Education of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) and invited
the participants to its initial meeting in Szombathely on March 9th 2015.

The AARC was founded in 1979 and represents a network of more than 30 universities. The TCP on
Higher Education is intended to become a link between the AAA and the AARC.

For more information on the AARC visit

Dear Partners and Friends of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance!

LH Dr Kaiser 1

In my position as Chairman of the Alps-Adriatic-Council I have the pleasure to welcome you to our Alliance´s new website!

Almost exactly a year ago the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance was founded and we can proudly look back to a very respectable number of approved projects and patronages in fields such as tourism, sports, culture, mobility, inclusion, higher education, culture as well as agriculture & ethnic heritage.

The humanitarian help provided for the flood-victims in the Croatian Counties Vukovar-Srijem and Brod-Posavina was a joint act of humanity and solidarity which impressively demonstrates one of our Alliance´s core values.

The Alps-Adriatic-Alliance represents a completely new, dynamic, flexible and low-threshold network-structure for project-oriented cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic area which is open to all potential public and private stakeholders. Please consider this website an open invitation to join and enrich this Alps-Adriatic-network

Let me therefore take the opportunity to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dr. Peter Kaiser
Governor of Carinthia
Chairman of the Alps-Adriatic-Council

European Projects Award for Governor Dr. Peter Kaiser


On the occasion of the OPEN DAYS 2014 – the 12th European Week of Regions and Cities – which took place in Brussels from the 6th to the 9th of October 2014, Carinthia´s Governor and current Chairman of the Alps-Adriatic-Council Dr. Peter Kaiser was awarded with the “European Projects Award”.

The renowned European Projects Association (EPA) granted the award for Governor Kaiser´s personal achievements for the European Union and the whole European Society.

“I see this award as a confirmation of our work in Carinthia. We all need the European Union to maintain peace on our continent. We need the EU also in order to guarantee economic growth, to maintain and create jobs and to survive in a globalized world”, said Governor Kaiser in his acceptance speech at the European Parliament.

Bildunterschrift: (From right to left) Governor Kaiser and Martina Rattinger, head of the EU-Representation Office of Carinthia and head of the Department for European and International Affairs at the Regional Government of Carinthia.

Foto: Hans Westerling