Transitions to Sustainable Ski Tourism in the Alps of Tomorrow

Funding: Interreg Alpine Space programme (European Regional Development Fund): Total eligible costs: € 2,241,166.60; ERDF grant: € 1,606,818.01; ÖAW/IGF share: € 307,420.40

Duration: November 2022–October 2025

Lead partner: National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France

Coordinator: Andreas Haller

Project team: Annemarie PoldermanLeonie Hasenauer, Valerie Braun, Kati Heinrich

TranStat on Alpine Space

Stakeholders in mountain destinations are nowadays confronted with a common challenge: they have to cope with the impacts of climate change without being able to rely on experience-based recommendations for action.

The TranStat project aims to help implement jointly developed approaches for the transition to sustainable mountain destinations–ski resorts and their settlement area—in practice. Based on a participatory and inclusive approach, TranStat aims to elaborate scenarios and jointly developed approaches to respond to the identified challenges in mountain destinations. The challenge is to promote new models of economic, social and environmental development to ensure a livable and sustainable future in the Alpine region. TranStat addresses this cross-cutting issue by creating a physical and digital network of mountain destinations undergoing change—to share knowledge and experiences for the future.


  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (FR) (lead partner)
  • University of Grenoble Alps (FR) (workpackage leader)
  • Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)
  • University of Milan (IT)
  • Lombardy Region (IT)
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT) (workpackage leader)
  • alpS Gmbh (AT)
  • ecoplus Alpin (AT)
  • Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SI) (workpackage leader)
  • Development Agency for Upper Gorenjska (SI)
  • University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (CH)

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme