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.