The Digital Alps Conference is a major event of the Macro regional strategy for the Alpine area EUSALP.

The DAC 2022 edition is an official event in the calendar of the EUSALP
Italian Presidency led by the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano and this year it’s hosted
by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The aim is to bring together all initiatives and pro jects dealing with digitalization in the Alps and to
unleash the potentials of digitalization. The first Digital Alps Conference was held in May 2021 and
brought together more than 200 participants from all over Europe.

The Digital Alps Conference is a major event of the Macro regional strategy for the Alpine area EUSALP.

The DAC 2022 edition is an official event in the calendar of the EUSALP Italian Presidency led by the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano and this year it’s hosted by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The aim is to bring together all initiatives and pro jects dealing with digitalization in the Alps and to unleash the potentials of digitalization. The first Digital Alps Conference was held in May 2021 and brought together more than 200 participants from all over Europe.

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The Digital Alps Conference is an event organized by Action Group 5 (AG5) of EUSALP every year in a different Alpine country. This will allow to get in touch with more key stakeholders and to increase the visibility. In the year 2022, the Conference is organized together with AG3 of EUSALP, focusing on the theme of Digital Skills.

Our actual focus areas

DIGITAL SKILLS

DIGITAL
INFRASTRUCTURES

SMART
VILLAGES

SMART
SMES

OPEN DATA / BIG DATA

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY
TO SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST

CROSSBORDER
MOBILITY

In the year 2022, the EUSALP-Roadshow will be present at the Digital Alps Conference. It is an opportunity to show to the participants of the Conference not only the work of EUSALP in digitalization but also the wealth of activities of all nine AG’s.
The voices and opinions of the young generation are important. We will therefore organize a LAB of the Youth Council. This LAB is dedicated to young people between 18 and 29 years and will aim at defining what the future of digitisation in the Alps will look like.

What DAC represents

A focal point to
gather all initiatives
and projects dealing
with the aspects
of connectivity and
digitalization in the
Alpine area

A display
of the great
potential of
digitalization

An innovative way to
introduce our
international guests
to the topic of
digitalization in the
Alpine area

A unique occasion to
present all AG5’s
activities and other
AG’s initiatives
regarding
digitalization

What DAC represents

A focal point to gather all initiatives and projects dealing with the aspects of connectivity and digitalization in the Alpine area

A display of the great potential of digitalization

An innovative way to introduce our international guests to the topic of digitalization in the Alpine area

A unique occasion to present all AG5’s activities and other AG’s initiatives regarding digitalization

The 2022 DAC edition

The Digital Alps Conference 2022 is an official event in the calendar of the EUSALP Italian Presidency led by the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano and this year it’s hosted by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The DAC 2022 is organized together with AG3 of EUSALP, focusing on the theme of Digital Skills.
The aims of the second edition of the Digital Alps Conference are to:

  • bring the topic of digitalization to the forefront of policy making;
  • strengthen the cooperation between urban and rural areas thanks to the potentials of digitalization;
  • discuss how to unleash the potentials of digitalization for education and for training in specific sectors;
  • analyse the impact of the digitalization in the labour market;
  • identify common objectives and activities to deal with Open Data and Big Data in the Alpine area;
  • provide an update of the work on Smart villages and the Alpine network of Smart villages and Smart Regions SMART ALPS;
  • anticipate the future digital trends that are relevant for the Alpine area;
  • bring together key stakeholders and networks in the alpine area dealing with digitalization;
  • present the diverse activities of EUSALP though the EUSALP-Road-Show

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We believe in our project as well as in your participation.
Multiple perspectives can broaden horizons and lead to a bright future.

Sign in if you are either:

convinced that digitalization offers new perspectives for the Alpine area and want to share your ideas and thoughts with us

interested in the Smart village
approach in the Alpine area

eager to learn how digitisation can help education and the labour market to become smarter;

already active in existing networks and initiatives dealing with digitalization in the Alpine area

a representative from public authorities and service providers dealing with digitalization

a stakeholder of EUSALP and the Alpine Space Programme.

EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

80

MILLION PEOPLE

7

COUNTRIES

48

REGIONS

80

MILLION PEOPLE

7

COUNTRIES

48

REGIONS

addressing together common challenges and opportunities

DAC: Discover our two-day programme

TIMING

14:00

Tuesday
3 May 2022, 14:00 - 17:30

Digital Alps Conference,
only for registered participants

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste

Main audience:
Decision  makers

Main language for presentations:
Italian-English (translation provided)

TOPIC

Opening and introduction
Into the Conference

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5
and Giuliana Cristoforetti
Co-Leader of AG3

TIMING

14:15

TOPIC

Welcome addresses

INTERVENTION BY

Representative of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Mirko Bisesti
Minister of the Autonomous Province of Trento and delegate of the Italian EUSALP Presidency 2022

TIMING

14:30

TOPIC

Keynote speech: Digital Decade and Connectivity policy and its potentials to strengthen the cooperation between urban and rural areas

INTERVENTION BY

Franco Accordino
European commission – DG Connect

TIMING

14:50

TOPIC

Keynote speech: How to strengthen digital skills and competencies especially in rural areas

INTERVENTION BY

Manuela Geleng
European Commission DG Employments

TIMING

15:10

TOPIC

Keynote speech: Digitalization – what people really need!

INTERVENTION BY

Sarina Pfründer
Mayor of Sulzfeld (Germany)

TIMING

15:30

TOPIC

Break, possibility to visit the EUSALP-Roadshow

INTERVENTION BY

Mayor of a rural municipality

TIMING

16:00

TOPIC

Panel discussion:
Policy options to unleash the potentials of digitalization

INTERVENTION BY

Frank Bogovic
MEP and Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Smart villages

Mirko Bisesti
Minister of the Autonomous Province of Trento and delegate of the Italian presidency of EUSALP

Luciano Caveri
Minister of Valle d’Aosta
Autonomous Region

Tadej Jezernik
EUSALP Youth Council

Lena Lagger
Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention

 

TIMING

17:00

TOPIC

Conclusions from the first day

TIMING

17:15

TOPIC

End of first day

TIMING

19:30

TOPIC

Evening reception (only for participants of the DAC)

Tuesday
3 May 2022, 14:00 - 17:30

Digital Alps Conference,
only for registered participants

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste

Main audience:
Decision  makers

Main language for presentations:
Italian-English (translation provided)

TIMING

14:00

14:15

14:30

14:50

15:10

15:30

16:00

17:00

TOPIC

Opening and introduction
Into the Conference

Welcome addresses

Keynote speech:
Digital Decade and Connectivity policy and its potentials to strengthen the cooperation between urban and rural areas

Keynote speech: How to strengthen digital skills and competencies especially in rural areas

Keynote speech: Digitalization – what people really need!

Break, possibility to visit the EUSALP-Roadshow

Panel discussion:
Policy options to unleash the potentials of digitalization

Conclusions from the first day

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5
and Giuliana Cristoforetti
Co-Leader of AG3

Representative of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Mirko Bisesti
Minister of the Autonomous Province of Trento and delegate of the Italian EUSALP Presidency 2022

Franco Accordino
European commission – DG Connect

Manuela Geleng
European Commission DG Employments

Sarina Pfründer
Mayor of Sulzfeld (Germany)

 

Frank Bogovic
MEP and Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Smart villages

Mirko Bisesti
Minister of the Autonomous Province of Trento and delegate of the Italian presidency of EUSALP

Luciano Caveri
Minister of Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region

Tadej Jezernik
EUSALP Youth Council

Lena Lagger
Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention

17:15

19:30

End of first day

Evening reception (only for participants of the DAC)

TIMING

09:00 – 13:00

Tuesday
3 May 2022, 09:00 - 18:00

EUSALP Roadshow,
open to general public

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace and stand in front of it

Main audience:
General public

Main language for presentations:
Italian

TOPIC

EUSALP in concrete: The future digitalization in the Alps workshop (registration mandatory)

INTERVENTION BY

Young people from the 7 EUSALP countries will take part in a Future Workshop, answering these questions: What are the trends that might influence the future digitalization in the Alps? How will digitalization impact the future development of the Alps?

TIMING

14:00

TOPIC

Opening and introduction into the Roadshow

INTERVENTION BY

Introduction of the Roadshow
in connection with DAC 2022

Wolfger Mayrhofer
Permanent Secretariat of Alpine Convention

TIMING

14:15

TOPIC

EUSALP policy dialogue part 1

INTERVENTION BY

Streaming from DAC 2022 political introduction

TIMING

14:30

TOPIC

EUSALP in general

INTERVENTION BY

Presentation by the Permanent Secretariat of Alpine Convention of main themes from EUSALP

TIMING

14:45

TOPIC

EUSALP in concrete

INTERVENTION BY

Key messages from AG3 and AG5 with stands, roll-ups, posters and interactive games

TIMING

16:00

TOPIC

EUSALP is building a future for the Alpine region

INTERVENTION BY

Key messages from the EUSALP Youth council (presentation of the results of the morning workshop)

TIMING

17:15

TOPIC

EUSALP policy dialogue part 2

INTERVENTION BY

Visit of the Roadshow by the participants from the Digital Alps Conference and possibility to exchange with politicians

TIMING

18:00

TOPIC

End of the Road-Show Module

Tuesday
3 May 2022, 09:00 - 18:00

EUSALP Roadshow,
open to general public

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace and stand in front of it

Main audience:
General public

Main language for presentations:
Italian

TIMING

09:00
13:00

14:00

14:15

14:30

14:45

16:00

17:15

TOPIC

EUSALP in concrete: The future digitalization in the Alps workshop (registration mandatory)

Opening and introduction into the Roadshow

EUSALP policy dialogue part 1

EUSALP in general

EUSALP in concrete

EUSALP is building a future for the Alpine region

EUSALP policy dialogue part 2

INTERVENTION BY

Young people from the 7 EUSALP countries will take part in a Future Workshop, answering these questions:

What are the trends that might influence the future digitalization in the Alps? How will digitalization impact the future development of the Alps?

Introduction of the Roadshow
in connection with DAC 2022

Wolfger Mayrhofer
Permanent Secretariat of Alpine Convention

Streaming from DAC 2022 political introduction

Presentation by the Permanent Secretariat of Alpine Convention of main themes from EUSALP

Key messages from AG3 and AG5 with stands, roll-ups, posters and interactive games

Key messages from the EUSALP Youth council (presentation of the results of the morning workshop)

Visit of the Roadshow by the participants from the Digital Alps Conference and possibility to exchange with politicians

18:00

End of the Road-Show Module

Wednesday
4 May 2022, 09:00 - 12:30

only to registered
participants

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste

Main audience:
Decision makers

Main language for presentations:
English

TIMING

09:00

09:15

09:30

TOPIC

Opening of the second day

Introduction into the Workshops

Workshops in parallel:

The potentials of Open Data & Big
Data for the Alpine area

Digitalization and education

Digitalization of the labour market

Smart Villages and beyond

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Mauro Casotto
Co-Leader of AG3

Moderator:
Darja Kukovic, University of Maribor

Inputs by:
Lucija Brezočnik, University of Maribor
Maurizio Napolitano, Bruno Kessler Foundation
Guido Sanguinetti, SISSA Trieste
Olivier Horent, Grand E-nov+

Moderator:
Lars Ludolph, OECD
Inputs by:

Angela Cattoni, Centro Studi Erickson Editore

Jorge Martinez Gil, Software Competence Center Hagenberg

Simone Ravaioli, Global Ecosystem and Innovation at Parchment – Co-Chair W3C Verifiable Credentials for Education task force

Moderator:
Franco Scolari, Polo Tecnologico Alto Adriatico

Inputs by:
Riccardo Salomone, Agency for the labour market of the province of Trento
Alexandra Tsvetkova, OECD Trento LEED
Grégoire Feyt, Grenoble Alpes University
Marco Olivotto, Learn Experience Factory (LEF)

Moderator:
Gianluca Lentini, Poliedra – Politecnico di Milano

Inputs by:
Julia Scharting, Standortagentur Tirol
Clive Peckham, Nièvre Numerique
Claudia Zolla, Unités des Communes Valdôtaines Grand Paradis
Alexander Siegenthaler, Region Luzern West

10:45

Break

11:00

Wrap-up of the workshops in parallel

11:15

Round table: Future trends in digitalization of relevance for the Alpine area

12:15

Conclusions and way ahead

Moderator: Thomas Egger
Co-Leader of AG5

Speakers: Moderators of the workshops

Francesco Profumo
President of Bruno Kessler Foundation

Valentina Doorly
Senior Business Advisor, writer, fully accredited member of Association of Professional Futurists, expert in strategic foresight

Ivo Jungo
Vice President Carrier Business, Huawei Switzerland

Stephen Taylor
Deputy Director General Area Science Park

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Mauro Casotto
Co-Leader of AG3

TIMING

09:00

Wednesday
4 May 2022, 09:00 - 12:30

only to registered
participants

Location:
Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste

Main audience:
Decision makers

Main language for presentations:
English

TOPIC

Opening of the second day

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Mauro Casotto
Co-Leader of AG3

TIMING

09:15

TOPIC

Introduction into the Workshops

TIMING

09:30

TOPIC

Workshops in parallel:
The potentials of Open Data & Big
Data for the Alpine area

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator:
Darja Kukovic, University of Maribor
Inputs by:
Lucija Brezočnik, University of Maribor
Maurizio Napolitano, Bruno Kessler Foundation
Guido Sanguinetti, SISSA Trieste
Olivier Horent, Grand E-nov+

TOPIC

Digitalization and education

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator:
Lars Ludolph, OECD
Inputs by:
Angela Cattoni, Centro Studi Erickson Editore
Jorge Martinez Gil, Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Simone Ravaioli, Global Ecosystem and Innovation at Parchment – Co-Chair W3C Verifiable Credentials for Education task force

TOPIC

Digitalisation of the labour market

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator:
Franco Scolari, Polo Tecnologico Alto Adriatico
Inputs by:
Riccardo Salomone, Agency for the labour market of the province of Trento
Alexandra Tsvetkova, OECD Trento LEED
Grégoire Feyt, Grenoble Alpes University
Marco Olivotto, Learn Experience Factory (LEF)

TOPIC

Smart Villages and beyond

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator:
Gianluca Lentini, Poliedra – Politecnico di Milano
Inputs by:
Julia Scharting, Standortagentur Tirol
Clive Peckham, Nièvre Numerique
Claudia Zolla, Unités des Communes Valdôtaines Grand Paradis
Alexander Siegenthaler, Region Luzern West

TIMING

10:45

TOPIC

Break

TIMING

11:00

TOPIC

Wrap-up of the workshops in parallel

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator: Thomas Egger
Co-Leader of AG5

Speakers: Moderators of the workshops

 

TIMING

11:15

TOPIC

Round table: Future trends in digitalization of relevance for the Alpine area

INTERVENTION BY

Francesco Profumo
President of Bruno Kessler Foundation

 

Valentina Doorly
Senior Business Advisor, writer, fully accredited member of Association of Professional Futurists, expert in strategic foresight

 

Ivo Jungo
Vice President Carrier Business, Huawei Switzerland

 

Stephen Taylor
Deputy Director General Area Science Park

 

TIMING

12:15

TOPIC

Conclusions and way ahead

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Mauro Casotto
Co-Leader of AG3

Logistical aspects

The Digital Alps Conference is a public event. Participation is free of charge.
Registration is required.

The first day of Conference will be held in English and Italian with translation services provided.

The Roadshow is a public event orientated towards the general public. Participation is free of charge. The presentations will be mainly in Italian. Documents to be distributed can also be in English (tourists, conference participants etc.).