Category Archives: Allgemein

AAA-Steering Committee approves 23 new projects

On April 20th 2017 the Steering Committee of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance (AAA) has met for its spring meeting in Klagenfurt (Carinthia).
23 new project applications were unanimously approved. Among them is – for the first time since the foundation of the AAA – an EU-LEADER-Transnational application that deals with intergenerational art education which was handed in by the Thematic Coordination Point (TCP) on Art & Culture. The AAA also supports the implementation of four ERASMUS+-projects which focus on tolerance and security in the Alps-Adriatic area.
Since its first meeting in March 2014 the Steering Committee has by now approved 162 new projects among which currently 13 are co-financed by the EU.
The TCP on Agriculture & Ethnic Heritage will again invite all EU-LEADER-Local Action Groups (LAGs) within the AAA for a networking seminar this autumn while the TCP Europe intends to invite all “Europe Direct”-offices on the territory of the AAA for a meeting. The TCP on Inclusion invites all members to join forces in preparing a workshop on the topic of “inclusive labor-markets”.

Opatija hosted „SIGG 2017“

The 9th international City Security Conference “SIGG 2017” was held in Opatija (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County/CRO) on March 16th and 17th.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Tomislav Ivić as State Secretary in the Ministry of Defense opened the conference. He stated that phenomena such as the migrant crisis or the consequences of climate change strongly influence our everyday life and stress the importance of investment in security measures such as prevention of urban risk and the protection of critical infrastructure. The constant migration of people from rural to urban areas -resulting in denser populated cities – further emphasizes the importance of urban safety and also impacts overall national security.
The participants were welcomed by the mayor of Opatija, Mr. Ivo Dujmić, who stressed the security aspects of the town, and also addressed by Mr. Goran Petrc, the head of the Office of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
The conference which was attended by 113 participants from the Alps-Adriatic area was divided into four modules which dealt with the migrant crisis, new technologies for the protection of critical infrastructure, the prevention of urban risk and urban risks and climate change.
To download the presentations click http://www.zastita.info/hr/sigg/prezentacije2016/

Try the cross-national sound of „Borderless Dissonance“!

The international concert series “Borderless Dissonance” was initiated by the Slovenian cultural association KUD Mreža. With its focus on free improvised music the nine musicians from Austria, Hungary and Slovenia will tour to Budapest, Vienna and Ljubljana. On the initiative of the TCP on Art and Culture the project was supported by the AAA in 2016.
For detailed information please refer to http://kudmreza.org/borderless-dissonance/

„Beyond Boundaries-Brezmejno“ to be shown at „Diagonale 2017“

The 20th Austrian film festival “Diagonale 2017” will take place in Graz/Styria from March 28th to April 2nd 2017. On March 30th and on April 1st 2017 Peter Zach´s roadmovie “Beyond Boundaries-Brezmejno” is going to be shown. The project was supported by the AAA in 2016 on the initiative of the TCP on Art and Culture. The movie is intended as a philosophical journey along the borders of Slovenia accompanied by texts from the Slovenian writer Aleš Šteger.
For more information on the movie please refer to http://www.diagonale.at/films-a-z/?ftopic=finfo&fid=7905
For general information on “Diagonale 2017” click http://www.diagonale.at/en/

Call for new AAA-Projects

The Steering Committee of the AAA will select and approve new projects in its spring-meeting on April 20th 2017. Due
Therefore a call for applications will be open from the 15th of February to the 15th of March 2017.
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 of all applications are added to both documents and have to be strictly followed by each applicant.
In accordance with Section V of the procedural rules the focus will be laid on EU-co-financed projects.