Like EUSALP’s State-Regions governance, the French presidency will work by bringing together the State (Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion, and the Alps Massif and
Jura Districts) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions, as well as other institutional and associative players in this vast territory.
All of them share the same ambition: to work together for a greener Alpine region and to ensure more sustainable development.
France will exercise its presidency in close consultation with its partners in the European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), the four other Member States of the European Union (Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the 48 Alpine Regions and the European Commission. With all of these national and local actors, the French presidency will endeavour to contribute to accelerating the ecological transition of the Alpine region, in order to fight against climate change.
The French Presidency is honoured to have Nicolas Plain, scientist and explorer, as its ambassador for the year.
Originally from Grenoble, this 29-year-old scientist and documentary maker roams the area by paraglider.
Equipped with a flying laboratory, he searches for concrete solutions and promotes the practices of actors in the field, to fight against the effects of climate change. The French presidency has entrusted him with the role of EUSALP ambassador, which he will support, throughout 2020, to make its activity better known to citizens.