Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space

AlpBioEco project observers

The AlpBioEco project has 14 observer organisations from Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Our Observers are interested in the success and the results of the project. Therefore, project partners and observers are in regular exchange. In the following you find more information about the AlpBioEco observer organisations and their interest in and benefits from participating in the project.


Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure; Unit G 31 - European Spatial Development/Territorial Cohesion (Germany)

Name of the organisation in original language: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI), Referat G 31 - Europäische Raum- und Stadtentwicklungspolitik/territorialer Zusammenhalt 

Address: Invalidenstrasse 44, 10115 Berlin

Federal interest consists in promotion of regional value chains for new utilization possibilities of traditionally regional products in the area of bioeconomy. AlpBioEco contributes to spatial development by enabling to preserve regional structures in long term. BMVI supports AlpBioEco within the framework of the “Federal Transnational Cooperation Programme” by contributing to the national co-financing of the Lead Partner City of Sigmaringen. 

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Germany)

Name of the organisation in original language: BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

Address: Alexanderstraße 5, 17184 Stuttgart

BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, a state-owned agency, is the key player in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for bioeconomy having a longtime experience with a focus on establishing new value chains in the bio-based industry. BIOPRO disseminates knowledge from the EU Interreg project „DanuBioValNet“ and from its daily work in the bio-based industry in Baden-Württemberg to AlpBioEco. Moreover, it informs other stakeholders in Germany and in the Danube region about the ongoing of AlpBioEco.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (Slovenia)

Name of the organisation in original language: Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano

Address: Dunajska 22, 1000 Ljubljana

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food follows the project activities. It is responsible for agricultural and food sector innovation and development on a national level. The Ministry uses the project results for developing and implementing national policy and/or tools for policy decision makers.

UNCEM – Association of Mountain Municipalities – Piedmont Delegation (Italy)

Name of the organisation in original language:  UNCEM – Unione Nazionale Comuni Montani – Delegazione Piemontese 

Address:  Via Gaudenzio Ferrari 1, 10124 Torino

AlpBioEco’s results can be provided to all associated communities and municipalities for local economic development and for the valorisation of the mountains territories. AlpBioEco increases the network of the UNCEM and fosters its impacts on an intern level. UNCEM gathers information about practical solutions for boosting eco-innovation along bio-based food production value chains in Alpine Regions. By reaching good practices, UNCEM takes advantage of the outcomes that are enhancing smart sustainable economy and valorising the territories.

Vereinigung Bäuerlicher Organisationen im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (VBO) (Liechtenstein)

Name of the organisation in original language:  Vereinigung Bäuerlicher Organisationen im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (VBO) 

Address: Wegacker 5,  9493 Mauren

VBO is an Alpine agricultural association in Liechtenstein focusing on modern, economical, multifunctional and sustainable agricultural aspects. AlpBioEco's outcomes provides valuable input and new approaches for VBO's target groups. VBO is in close contact with AlpBioEcos project partners by following AlpBioEco's activities. VBO uses AlpBioEco's outcomes in developing and implementing new approaches for its target groups. AlpBioEco can use VBO's network to spread the project progress and results to a policy level.

Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany)

Name of the organisation in original language:  Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg 

Address: Kernerplatz 10, 70182 Stuttgart 

The Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection is developing the strategy "Sustainable Bioeconomy for BW". The value chains of bio-based food and botanical extracts are among the key topics. The Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection contributes knowledge from its daily work in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the field of bioeconomy to AlpBioEco. It informs other stakeholders in Baden-Württemberg, Germany about the progress of AlpBioEco.

Regional Planning Group Nordostschweiz (RPG NO) (Switzerland)

Name of the organisation in original language: Regionalplanungsgruppe Nordostschweiz (RPG NO) 

Address:  Bahnhofstrasse 81, 9315 Neukirch-Egnach

RPG NO is a section of the Swiss association for regional planning for the east of Switzerland with 7 members, 7 cantons, 200 municipalities and 40 collectives. It is an information and discussion platform focussing on enhancement of a sustainable use of habitats. RPG NO stays in close contact to AlpBioEco, it communicates AlpBioEco's activities and outcomes to a broad audience and it provides access to SMEs in Switzerland, so that the Alpine regions can benefit from AlpBioEco’s results.

Polo Poschiavo (Switzerland)

Name of the organisation in original language: Polo Poschiavo

Address: Via da Melga 63, 7742 Poschiavo

As EUSALP AG6 SG2 co-leader, Polo Poschiavo is interested in the outcomes of AlpBioEco. Polo Poschiavo participates in value chain analysis, coaching activities, regional workshops and dissemination of the results within Polo Poschiavo’s wide Alpine network on a regional and local level in Graubünden, Switzerland. 

Chamber of Agriculture Vorarlberg (Austria)

Name of the organisation in original language:  Landwirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg

Address: Montfortstr. 9 , 6900 Bregenz

The Chamber of Agriculture Vorarlberg uses AlpBioEco's findings to complement its lobbying activities. The results of AlpBioEco are used for consultative activities to support processing, handcraft Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the field of food/agriculture, environment and health. It observes AlpBioEco's progress and results in order to spread promising activities of the valuation of cultivated and wild harvested herbs and high-quality mountain hay.

Regional Direction of Food, Agriculture and Forestry of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)

Name of the organisation in original language:  DRAAF PACA (Direction Régionale de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Forêt de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur)

Address: Boulevard de Paris - CS 70059 - 132,  13331 Marseille Cedex 03

DRAAF PACA supports agriculture, food systems and modernisation of farms. Food and Agriculture are important economical activities of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur (PACA) region. In particular, fruit farming in PACA represents 30% of national revenue and herbs represents 25%. AlpBioEco is in accordance with the french national plan about bioeconomy coordinated by DRAAF. DRAAF's mission is to implement this plan into action. Therefore AlpBioEco is suitable to answer these national ambitions. DRAAF benefits of the AlpBioEco's results to transfer them to other regional and national authorities.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regional administration (PACA) (France)

Name of the organisation in original language: Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA)

Address: Hotel de régino 27, place Jules Guesde 27, 13484 Marseille Cedex 20

PACA region administration has defined its economical development strategy through 12 “regional interested actions" and one of them is naturality. AlpBioEco's objective is in accordance with the regional ambition to boost bio-based products. PACA benefits of the developed tools and good practical solutions of the transnational AlpBioEco partners. AlpBioEco feeds the regional strategy on naturality, it aligns regional actions in accordance to EU strategy and identifies new EU partnerships for PACA.

Food Competence Network (Switzerland)

Name of the organisation in original language:  Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft

Address: Thomas-Bornhauser-Strasse 14 , 8570 Weinfelden 

The Food Competence Network, in german: Kompetenznetzwerk Ernährungswirtschaft (KNW-E), works along the value chain of the agro food-sector. KNW-E gives solutions to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the agro food-sector on the constantly changing challenges which are part of AlpBioEco and therefore interesting for KNW-E. KNW-E provides AlpBioEco a comprehensive network with business partners, associations, SME all over Switzerland and along the whole chain of the agro food-sector. KNW-E gives solutions to SME in the agro food-sector on challenges of markets and transfers knowledge from research to practice. 

Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (Switzerland)

Name of the organisation in original language: Berner Fachhochschule (BFH), Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (HAFL)

Address: Länggasse 85,  3052 Zollikofen

The HAFL focuses on agricultural, forest and food sciences. AlpBioEco works on similar topics and is therefore of high interest for HAFL. The HAFL has good links to the agro-food industries and research institutions which makes HAFL a valuable observer of AlpBioEco to exchange knowledge and to spread results.


Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia (Slovenia)

Name of the organisation in original language: Kmetijsko-gozdarska zbornica Slovenije

Naslov: Gospodinjska ulica 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenije

Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia (CAFS) is the umbrella interest organization of natural and legal persons in the Republic of Slovenia engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishery. Its central task is to protect and represent their interests, to consult them and accelerate economical and environment friendly activities. CAFS is also actively involved in international activities. It is a member of Copa Cogeca and it participates on international conferences, congresses, fairs and preserves and strengthens good interaction with the agricultural organizations within and outside EU. The CAFS uses the project results for transfering the knowledge and best practices in circular economy and bioeconomy for agricultural advisors and farmers in Slovenia.