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Be one of us

When
27th and 28th of May

Day 1

14:00 – 17:30

Day 2

09:00 – 12:00

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.

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.

DAC – The Digital Alps Conference.
Every year, in a different alpine country:
We move, forward.

Take action

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 digitalization can help SME’s 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.

DAC: Discover our two-day programme

27

Thursday,
27 May 2021, 14:00 - 17:30

TIMING

14:00

14:20

14:40

15:00

15:15

TOPIC

Opening and introduction
Into the Conference

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

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

Break

Introduction into the workshops.
Workshops in parallel.

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

Steffen Hess
Department Head Digital Society Ecosystems at Fraunhofer IESE Kaiserslautern

Andrea Gumina
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.

TIMING

14:00

TOPIC

Opening and Introduction Into the Conference

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

TIMING

14:20

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

Steffen Hess
Department Head Digital Society Ecosystems at Fraunhofer IESE Kaiserslautern

TIMING

14:40

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

Andrea Gumina
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

15:00

Break

TIMING

15:15

TOPIC

Introduction into the workshops. Workshops in parallel.

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

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

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

The way ahead,
Mateja Dermastia, Anteja, Slovenia

Discussion with questions regarding future steps (eg. with regard to the continuation of the network).

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

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

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?
Hannah 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

TIMING

16:45

TOPIC

Report from the workshops

INTERVENTION BY

Moderators of the workshops

TIMING

17:10

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

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

17:30

End of first day

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

Discussion with questions regarding future steps (eg. with regard to the continuation of the network).

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

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

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?
Hannah 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

16:45

17:10

17:30

Report from the workshops

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

End of first day

Moderators of the workshops

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

28

Friday,
28 May 2021, 09:00 - 12:00

TIMING

09:00

09:10

09:30

09:50

10:10

10:30

TOPIC

Opening of the second day

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

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

Keynote speech: Digitalization in the Alpine area

Break

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

INTERVENTION BY

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

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

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

Christiane Barret
General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP

Moderator: Thomas Egger

Jan Dröge
Director of EU BCO Network

Saverio Maisto
General Manager from ICT/Mechatronics Cluster Friuli Venezia Giulia

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

TIMING

09:00

TOPIC

Opening of the second day

INTERVENTION BY

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

TIMING

09:10

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

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

TIMING

09:30

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

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

TIMING

09:50

TOPIC

Keynote speech: Digitalization in the Alpine area

INTERVENTION BY

Christiane Barret
General Delegate of the French presidency of EUSALP

10:10

Break

TIMING

10:30

TOPIC

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

INTERVENTION BY

Moderator: Thomas Egger

Jan Dröge
Director of EU BCO Network

Saverio Maisto
General Manager from ICT/Mechatronics Cluster Friuli Venezia Giulia

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

TIMING

11:30

TOPIC

Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the new Network of alpine Smart villages

INTERVENTION BY

Presentation of the Smart villages approach by Thomas Egger
Launch of the Network by the presidency of the network

TIMING

12:00

TOPIC

Closure of conference – way ahead

INTERVENTION BY

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

11:30

12:00

Presentation of the Smart villages approach and launch of the new Network of alpine Smart villages

Closure of conference – way ahead

Presentation of the Smart villages approach by
Thomas Egger
Launch of the Network by the presidency of the network

Carlo Vigna and Thomas Egger
Co-Leaders of AG5

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