The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) includes 7 countries – 5 EU Member States and 2 non-EU countries – and is inhabited by 80 million people.
- 5 EU Member States Austria, France (Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur and Rhône-Alpes), Germany (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Italy (Bozen, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Trento, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto) and Slovenia.
- 2 non-EU countries: Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
The Alpine region is a unique territory, which has an important potential for dynamism, but is facing major challenges, such as globalisation, climate changes and energy challenges. The EUSALP provides an opportunity to improve cross-border cooperation in the Alpine States as well as identifying common goals and implementing them more effectively through transnational collaboration.