Store of Knowledge in alpKnowhow
The six questions
Six key issues provide the theme-related foundations of "Future in the Alps". These issues were identified and defined jointly with experts and players from the Alpine regions as part of a preliminary project.
Issue 1: Regional Value Added
Issue 2: Governance Capacity
Issue 3: Protected Areas
Issue 5: New Forms of Decision Making
Download: The six questions, long version (pdf, 216 kb)
alpKnowhow knowledge base
Within the framework of alpKnowhow, i.e. the first phase of the project, about 40 experts from all the countries of the Alps spent several months collecting and processing the latest findings from research and other publications, and the results of practical experience gained with model projects for each of the six key issues. Each issue comprises a detailed concept that defines the situation as it currently stands, the tasks to be addressed, the objectives and the target groups, the cross-references to the other issues, and the detailed steps and products, complete with schedule and costing. An evaluation system was developed to support the process of selecting knowledge for Future in the Alps. The questions were processed using a summary of outline conditions and scenarios, which was at the disposal of the teams in their research and synthesis work.
The results from alpKnowhow are available here: They include a working report plus annexes on each of the six main issues as well as 20–40 of the most relevant publications and 20–30 examples of good practice from all the countries of the Alps and other regions. There is also a synthesis report listing the conclusions, recommendations and main points addressed for the six key issues, and a general summary of the results of the research phase. The authors of alpKnowhow have also produced a project glossary and a collection of unanswered questions for the attention of the research community. These results, which are available in English only, provide the "raw material" used for mediating the know-how. The experts themselves are responsible for the contents of the results.
Some of the examples of good practice have been updated in Spring 2007 according to information from the contact persons of the respective projects.
Best Practice examples and Publications
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