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AAA-Steering Committee approves 31 new projects

The Steering Committee has met for its first meeting in 2019 on May 28th at the seat of the presiding region Varaždin County (Croatia). The attendants were welcomed by County Prefect Radimir Čačić, who presides over the Alps-Adriatic-Council (political body of the AAA) in 2018 and 2019.
In the course of the meeting 31 new projects were approved. Among them are six for which a funding from the EU-programs “Creative Europe”, “COSME”, “Europe for Citizens”, “Erasmus+” and “Horizon 2020” will be applied for as well. The implementation costs for two other projects which already were approved by the EU-program “Erasmus+” were supported as well. The financial applications were handed in by the Thematic Coordination Points (TCPs) on Art and Culture, Disaster Prevention, Equal Opportunities, Europe, Inclusion, Lifelong Learning, Rural Development and Ethnic Heritage, Sports and Tourism.
Since its start in 2013 the AAA has therefore supported a total of 240 new project initiatives so far.
The next call for new project applications is planned to be opened in spring 2020.

Call for financial Applications open: Application Period April 1st to April 30th 2019

According to chapter V of the current Procedural Rules the joint budget of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance is intended to support „the financing of important activities and projects, which are significant for the entire network“.



The Alps-Adriatic-Alliance supports

  • preparation costs for the submission of a project within the framework of appropriate EU-programs (e.g. Europe for Citizens, ERASMUS+, Creative Europe, etc.)

  • the implementation of EU co-financed projects

  • joint projects which are in the overall common interest of the cooperation network

Criteria for the successful selection of applications:

– Projects financed by the AAA must involve the minimum of three regular members of

the AAA from three different countries.

– The more project-partners involved, the higher the chance for approval.

  • All members of the AAA must have the opportunity to be part of the project.

  • The role of each partner should be described in the application.

  • The expectable added value of the project for the entire AAA must be clearly described in the application form and is subject to evaluation after the project is completed.

  • The general outreach of the project (participants, possible visitors, expectable media reception, printed and/or online publication of results etc.) is essential.

  • All small-scale projects must support the Priority 2.3 “Strengthen Community Cohesion” (see pp. 59/60 of “SAA – 2027”).

All application forms must be sent to the responsible Thematic Coordination Point (TCP) by April 30th 2019, 23:59 hours. The addresses of the TCPs are indicated on the application form as well as on

To download application forms with detailed implementation guidelines as well as the procedural rules and the strategy “SAA – 2027” please click

Conference “SKillMe 2019” took place in Koper

On March 14th 2019 over 300 secondary students and their teachers from all over the Alps-Adriatic area and Bosnia-Herzegovina met at “Secondary Technical School” in the seaside town of Koper/Slovenia for the “SKillMe 2019”-Conference which focuses on the bridging of secondary education and the industry in the Alps-Adriatic area in order to increase overall student mobility. For 2020 the conference is planned to take place in Slavonski Brod/Croatia.
For more information please visit


Klagenfurt becomes Alps-Adriatic Hub

More than 30 years ago, in 1988, the General Secretariat of the Alps-Adriatic Working Community – which became the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) in 2013 – was installed at the Regional Government of Carinthia in Klagenfurt.
Now the city becomes a true “Alps-Adriatic Cooperation Hub” because the Alpe-Adriatic Rectors´ Conference (AARC) which was founded in 1979 will open a Permanent Secretariat at Klagenfurt´s Alpen-Adria-Universität. The AARC consists of 48 universities and colleges from all over Central Europe and focuses on deepening academic cooperation and exchange. It is currently presided by the University of Rijeka.
Another network which has opened its joint secretariat at the Economic Chamber of Carinthia is “NAAN” the “New Alpe Adria Network of Chambers” which consists of members from Carinthia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Istria, Primorje-gorski kotar County, Slovenia, Styria and Veneto. NAAN´s focus will be on furthering the area´s economic integration through an improved infrastructure, digitalization and joint business development- as well as training measures.

1st Alps-Adriatic Health Conference meets Austrian Spa Association Conference

Under the motto “Active and Healthy Ageing – A model for our future!” experts from all over the Alps-Adriatic area will meet at the “Zehnerhaus” in Bad Radkersburg (Styria) from May 8th to 10th 2019.

„Active and Healthy Ageing“ (AHA) aims to increase the number of healthy years in life and the conference´s goal is the development of new business models, products and services that help to support already existing medical infrastructure, such as health- and spa resorts to meet these challenges.

The Alps-Adriatic Health Conference 2019 offers the unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field and to connect with like-minded colleagues in order to generate the necessary momentum for change.

Under the patronage of the Alps-Adriatic Alliance (AAA), the partners from Pomurje (SLO), Varaždin (CRO) and Bad Radkersburg (AUT) are working together to meet the challenges of the regional economic development in the fields of health and health tourism. 

The conference´s official languages are Croatian, German and Slovenian. Translations into English will be available as well.

The participation is free of charge!