Enhancing capacities for a pluralistic Alpine Space

Report on the Analysis of the Regulatory Environment

The report highlights the regulatory environment (laws, principles, and regulations put into place by federal, state, or other government entities) which affects the establishment of a welcoming culture in Alpine regions. The research underlines that local administrations play a crucial role in the development of a welcoming culture, especially when they make up for national shortages through their own initiatives, as asserts the OECD (2018).

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PlurAlps - Report Pilot Municipalities

Where do the PlurAlps pilot territories stand in terms of welcoming services and integration offers? Which challenges do they face, which services are already in places and what is needed to improve and further shape welcoming in the territories? Next to a snapshot from the pilots regarding the status quo, a future outlook is given as well as a few stories of success and lessons learned.

Deliverable D.T1.4.1

Report: Overview of social planning and welcoming projects 

Many inspiring welcoming practices are found across the Alpine region. We examined 34 examples to filter the key issues and target groups they address. These gave us an idea of what to consider in social planning at the municipal and regional level, e.g. the need to include newcomers in the economic, cultural, social and political-legal spheres of community, the relevance of language skills of newcomers/migrants, the training of administrative staff in making contact with newcomers/migrants, the need to make available housing for all community members, to name just a few.

While a large part of the projects targets all community citizens, many aim at forced migrants (refugees, asylum seekers), volunteers, social workers, but also at voluntary migrants, public institutions, the business sector, operators of the creative and cultural sector, and so on. Check the report to find out more!

Deliverable D.T1.1.2


Report: Governance and social networks for welcoming and integrating newcomers 

How do municipalities and local actors in the Alpine region govern welcoming services? How formal and intense are cooperations? Which role does trust among the actors play? The report at hand gives an overview of networks and actor constellations for implementing welcoming services targeted at newcomers (voluntary and forced migrants) in 12 pilot areas. A high level of trust among cooperation partners was detected, while collaborations were reported to be formally low. Surprisingly, networks of newcomers/migrants are most rarely involved in governing welcoming services, albeit they belong to the target group.

Deliverable D.T1.2.1

Definition of requirements for social planning instrument

Further activities related to the Analysis work package have been the development of a "Social planning criteria input document" and of a "Criteria set for social planning". They supported the development and implementation of the social planning instrument (SPI) and the results are available under this topic.

Alpine Cooperation Potential

Building on the key findings and experiences gained in PlurAlps, this report gives an overview and outlook on cooperation for a pluralist society in the Alpine area on an organizational level and from a thematic point of view. For the full version please consult the English version. The other language versions are abriged versions of the report.