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We build the future based on our common experiences

We experienced the power of sharing through the 2019 Smart Villages Conference in Aosta Valley and the 2020 Smart Villages Policy Conference in Berne. We are now ready for the next step, with a larger recurring event and together with you.

First Digital Alps Conference - Day 1 - 27 May 2021
Plenary session

Opening and introduction
into the Conference

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Keynote speech: unleash the potentials of digitalization as a tool to develop the alpine area

Steffen Hess
Department Head Digital Society Ecosystems at Fraunhofer IESE Kaiserslautern

Keynote speech: How to foster an Alpine Region innovative digital ecosystem

Andrea Gumina
Senior Policy Advisor to the Italian Minister of foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and to the G20 Sherpa Office. Senior Advisor to the ARGO System

What young people expect in the field of digitalization for the future of the Alpine region

Lena Lagger
student from Innsbruck (A)
and Lorenzo Giacomino
student from Torino (I), as representatives from youth.shaping.EUSALP

Workshop Smart SME’s
(final conference of the project)

Moderator: Peter Niederer, SAB

Digitalization in alpine SME’s:
results of the SMARTSMEs case study,
Olga Boyarintseva, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

The unused potential,
Aida Kamisalic Latific, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

A roadmap and an action plan for Value Chain building,
Elisa Morganti, HIT, Italy

The way ahead,
Mateja Dermastia, Anteja, Slovenia

Workshop The potentials of Open Data
for the Alpine area

Moderator: Darja Kukovic,
University of Maribor

Open Data – a big white elephant or an unused potential?
Aleš Veršič, Open Data Hub Slovenia

What are the needs for the use of open data in the alpine area?
Guillaume Doukhan, Adrets

A concrete example – Impuls4Action,
Stefano Sala, University of Milan

Let’s draft a roadmap for the shared use of open data in the alpine area,
Vili Podgorelec, Professor of Computer
Science, University of Maribor

Workshop Future-proof digital infrastructures
and platforms for the Alpine area

Moderator: Carlo Vigna, Valle d’Aosta Region

Connectivity for the Alpine Region: European
Perspectives and Funding Programmes,
Franco Accordino, Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Key infrastructures to digitalize marginalized areas,
Jan Dröge, BCO Network

The contribution of EUSALP to close the gap,
Paolo Perucci, Friuli Venezia Giulia region

A federated data infrastructure
for Europe and the Alps,
Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive
Director Top-IX Consortium

An EUSALP DIH for the digital transition
of marginal territories,
Clive Peckham, Coordinator
of CARPE DIGEM project

Let’s draft a roadmap for developing future-proof digital infrastructures in the alpine area

Workshop Digitalization as an important factor
to ease the access to Services of general interest. The case of E-Health

Moderator and Input: Gabi Troeger-Weiss,
University of Kaiserslautern

How to overcome obstacles in the development of E-Health?
Hanna Bock-Koltschin, s.ucin.o,
Manager for Healthcare and social institutions

How digitalization helps to improve the access to health services,
Mauro Grigioni, Head of the Italian
National center for innovative technologies in public health.

MisMi,an integrated health model for an inclusive mountain
Marco Bazzani, Senior Researcher at Links foundation

Workshop Digitalization as an important factor
to ease the access to Services of general
interest. The case of E-Health
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First Digital Alps Conference - Day 2 - 28 May 2021
Plenary session

Opening of the second day

Sebastiano Callari
Deputy President for Technological Innovation and Digital Policy Commission – Italian Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces.

Key note speech: The importance of digitalization for all regions in Europe in a post-Covid world

Gerard de Graaf
Director, Digital Transformation, DG Connect, European Commission

Key note Speech: The Smart villages approach as a strategic priority in Europe

Silvia Michelini
Director, Rural Development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Keynote speech: Digitalization in the Alpine area

Christiane Barret
General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP

Round table: Use synergies in order to unleash the potentials of digitalization for the Alpine area

Moderator: Thomas Egger

Jan Dröge
Director of EU BCO Network

Riccardo Zanelli
Project Manager at Cluster COMET and member of the EUSALP Subgroup on Digital Industry

Emilija Stojmenova Duh
University of Ljubljana, Partner in the Alpine Space Programme Smart villages project

Anna Giorgi
Leader AG1 of EUSALP on Innovation and Research

Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the new Network of alpine Smart villages
Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the Network by Thomas Egger

Closure of conference – way ahead

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Our actual focus areas

DIGITAL
INFRASTRUCTURES

SMART
VILLAGES

SMART SMALL MEDIUM
ENTERPRISES’S DIGITALIZATION

OPEN DATA / BIG DATA

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY
TO SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST

CROSSBORDER
MOBILITY

As Action Group 5 of EUSALP – the EU strategy for the Alpine region – we have been working on these topics since 2016 and have already achieved a lot in each respective field. Starting from 2020, we are bringing these sectors closer together under the overall theme of 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

What DAC represents

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

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

A display of the great potential of digitalization

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

The 2021 DAC edition

The Digital Alps Conference 2021 marks the start of our series of annual conferences and in 2021 will be held online. Yet, there is more to it. We will celebrate the closing of the SMART SME project, because we believe every conclusion is a new beginning. Furthermore, we will design the way ahead for the topics on digital infrastructures, accessibility to services as well as on Open Data in the Alpine region.

DAC’s focus:
Smart Villages

Important works on Smart Villages have already been carried out, e.g. in the Alpine Space Programme project 2018-2021. Now it is time to build on these experiences and to spread the knowledge to the widest possible range of mountain and rural villages and regions.
What is next? Building up a strong alpine Smart Villages Community, because synergies are the key to evolution. This new Network will be launched at the DAC.

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