Since 1994, ISCAR has organised the bi-annual ForumAlpinum with national partners. The ForumAlpinum is primarily a scientific conference aiming to promote international research cooperation on topics of relevance across the entire Alpine arc. The ForumAlpinum has also been designed as an interface between the scientific community and the general public, providing opportunities for dialogue among various groups.
In 2004 (Kranjska Gora), 2008 (Argentière-la- Bessée) and 2012 (Valposchiavo, CH), the ForumAlpinum concept was extended to include AlpWeek. Important Alp-related organisations, networks and observers of the Alpine Convention – CIPRA, ALPARC, Alliance in the Alps, Club Arc Alpin and ISCAR – meet every four years to discuss issues of common interest.
Alpweek Intermezzo 2020
AlpWeek Intermezzo is an international event dedicated to new and promising sustainable development perspectives in the Alps. It is co-run by the main Alpine organisations involved in sustainable development and mountain protection. The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area was meant to host the AlpWeek Intermezzo this year. However, in response to evolving health conditions, the organisation committee has decided to make this event completely virtual.
The ForumAlpinum 2014 will focus on the valorisation, use and management of Alpine resources from local to macro-regional scale. The ongoing elaboration of a macro-regional strategy for the Alpine region will be a backbone for discussing Alpine resource issues, as well as future orientations in research and macro-regional cooperation e.g. within the Alpine Space Programme 2014 – 2020.