Alpine Community Economies Laboratory


Bianca Elzenbaumer

Project Location

Rovereto, Italy

Alpine Community Economies Lab uses participatory design methods to support alpine communities in addressing cross-cutting concerns of sustainable socio-economic development outlined in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region and the Alpine Convention.

Via a gender-sensitive and community-based research space in Rovereto (Trentino/Italy), a diversity of civic actors and policy makers is engaged in the collaborative investigation of (trans)local economies (e.g. forestry, agriculture, tourism, crafts, energy production) sustaining the local valley district.

In a series of design-led workshops that draw on insights from community economies research, (trans)local developments are envisioned and activated that have both people and the environment at their core. Throughout the research, a multifaceted community economies toolkit will be prototyped, tested and refined to finally be released via open-access.

Here you can access a first document produced as the result of a (trans)local community economies practice exchange held in June 2019.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 795641. It is hosted by the Institute for Regional Development at Eurac Research (Italy) between April 2019 and September 2021.

logo of the Alpine Community Economies Laboratory
community economies practice exchange - community economies practitioners sitting in a circle on the grass sharing their workshop outcomes
proposal for regional development