CAPACities Competitiveness Actions and Policies for Alpine Cities


The Alpine Space is characterized by medium and small towns. They represent the territorial capital of this area for richness in natural resources, landscape quality and historical importance but they are also a weakness for economic development due to their isolation, depopulation and difficulty in connections and facilities supply.

CAPACities project has been approved within the first call of the INTERREG IVB Alpine Space Programme, under Priority I - Competitiveness and Attractiveness.

It aims at promoting the potential of little Alpine towns through an integrated and transnational approach by innovative urban policies and actions, and by creating alliances with the neighboring MEGAs and stronger territories. The expected result is a new approach to territorial governance capable to integrate different issues (multifunctional urban uses, environment and culture, tourism) in spatial development strategies. The project will create operative tools and specific gender policies (women, youth and aged people) to promote innovative urban activities, pursuing the Lisbon strategy applied at local territorial level.

To make these tools operative and concrete, the project foresees their testing on pilot areas selected by partners and a final assessment and evaluation of results that will be reported and made available for policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the project.



CAPACities FINAL CONFERENCE - March 3rd 2011, COMO (IT)
On March 3rd, 2011 the Final Conference of CAPACities project will take place in Como (IT), organized by the Lead Partner, Lombardy Region. The event will be dedicated not only to the dissemination of final results to a wider and transnational public, but also to the promotion of a discussion on the future of the alpine region involving EU, national an regional authorities committed on mountain policies. The public will be composed by partners, local stakeholders involved by each partner, experts, representatives of public institutions.  read more


Work in progress

30. July 2010
CAPACities Operational Tools published on the website
During the last months, CAPACities partners worked hard on the delivery of operational tools and finally they are now available for the public. Please go to the OUTPUTS section