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On the occasion of the International Mountain Day 2018, the General Secretriat of the Alps-Adriatic Alliance (AAA) together with Hermagoras Publishing Company invited to a literary evening under the slogan “Reading Mointains 2018” to the restaurant Bodenbauer in Bodental (Carinthia/AUT). “Reading Mountains” is an initiative of the Alpine Convention of which the AAA is an observer. Two authors, Ingrid Kaiser-Kaplaner and Martin Mayerhöfler presented their latest works which is a guidebook for the Bärental (i.e. Bear Valley) in Southern Carinthia in case of Kaiser-Kaplaner. Mayrhöfler read from his second novel “Neun Klafter”, which is based on actual events in the mountains of North Eastern Carinthia during the final days of World War II.

From left to right: Valentin Waldhauser, Karl Hren, Marinka Mader-Tschertou, Martin Mayerhöfler, Ingrid Kaiser-Kaplaner, Christian Waldhauser, Thomas Pseiner

40 Years of Cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic Area – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

was the title of the festive conference organized by Varaždin County, the currently chairing member of the AAA, on November 20th 2018.
Hosted by the chairman of the Alps-Adriatic-Council, Prefect Radimir Čačić, exactly 40 years after the original Joint Declaration of the Alps-Adriatic Working Community was signed in Venice on November 20th 1978, the audience, which represented the political and the administrative level of the AAA, was given various presentations on the past, the present and the future of the Alps-Adriatic initiative.

Carinthia celebrates 40 Years of Alps-Adriatic Cooperation

The Alps-Adriatic Working Community was founded exactly 40 years ago in 1978. Since 1988 the Regional Government of Carinthia hosts what became the General Secretariat of today´s Alps-Adriatic-Alliance.
This anniversary was celebrated with the opening of the photography exhibition “The Alps-Adriatic Area: A photographic journey” by the Slovenian artist Andrej Blatnik in the office of Governor Peter Kaiser on November 15th 2018.

Croatian Players dominated 31st Alps-Adriatic Youth Chess Gala

The 31st Alps-Adriatic Youth Chess Gala took place from the 16th to the 18th of October 2018 in St. Veit an der Glan /Carinthia. Over 100 young players from the Alps-Adriatic area and beyond competed during the three days in two classes – 14 years and younger and 20 years and younger. The tournament was clearly dominated by the Croatian chess school “Goranka” which won in both classes. In the 14 years and younger-class the second place went to the Slovenian chess club “Sveta Nedelja” while the chess club from Slovenj Gradec came in third. In the 20 years and younger-class the team from Steiermark/Styria came in second followed by “Sveta Nedelja”.

EWRC: AAA-Event at the European Parliament

In the course of this year´s “European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC)”, Varadžin County organized the workshop “Interregional Organizations – a platform for regional development strengthening” at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 10th 2018. The event was organized in cooperation with the Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovčić from the County of Istria. Together with the current Chairman of the Alps-Adriatic Council, Varaždin County Prefect Radimir Čačić high-level politicians from the AAA-members discussed the added value of the last 40 years of interregional cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic area and the influence of interregional organizations on cohesion policy in general. Besides the AAA also the Assembly of European Regions and the interregional efforts of the Italian Autonomous Region of Valle d´Aosta were presented and discussed at this meeting.
Among the political representatives from the AAA-members were the President of the Regional Parliament of Burgenland Mr. Christian Illedits, the Carinthian Deputy CoR-member Herwig Seiser, Deputy Prefect Jasna Petek from Krapina-Zagorje County, Deputy Prefect Ratimir Ljubić from Koprivnica Križevci County, Prefect Matija Posavec from Međimurje County along with Deputy Prefect Sandra Herman, Minister Barbara Eibinger-Miedl from Steiermark/Styria and President László Majthényi from Vas County.
The follow-up of this event is going to be a political conference on the occasion of 40 years of interregional cooperation in the Alps-Adriatic area which will be organized in Varaždin on November 20th 2018.