Interreg Alpine Space "AlpSatellites" 

FHV joined the Interreg Alpine Space project "AlpSatellites". This project is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Alpine Space programme. ERDF co-funding € 506.025,48.


Managing the transition to hybrid work and branch offices to revitalize remote mountain areas.

Many remote Alpine regions (such as: l'Unité des Communes Valdôtaines Evançon (Valle d'Aosta region, Italy), Pays du Grand Briançonnais, des Ecrins and du Guillestrois/Queyras (France) and the commune of Doren in Austria) have comparable geo- and demographic characteristics and are therefore struggling with mostly similar problems and challenges. Among others, population decline and aging, as well as isolation or poor accessibility of some communities, gaps in digital infrastructure and services, and slow improvement in living standards compared to urban areas, pose a threat to these areas. Tourism, while a strategic sector for these communities, is seasonally limited, so new approaches to developing the local Business and Management need to be explored. In today's highly globalized world, with high population mobility, it is critical for these areas to attract younger people and workers. New residents, returnees (people who were born in the mountains and want to return), migrants and so-called "digital nomads" could be targeted in this regard, as they may want to move their residence to the Alps or start their work, business or studies there. 

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Project Objective

AlpSatellites is a transnational project dealing with remote work and coworking spaces in the Alps. The aim is to support policy makers and local communities in transitioning to and improving hybrid work and satellite offices, thus revitalizing remote mountain regions. A cross-border networked project team consisting of university and local partners from three countries Italy, France and Austria is working in close and strong partnership. In the course of a feasibility study, which includes the analysis of digital infrastructure/services, remote work, community spaces, etc., existing or possible solutions in the target regions will be explored. The main focus is on the analysis and feasibility of technical (e.g. virtual spaces, communication platforms, ...), infrastructural (e.g. coworking space, internet connection, ...) and social (e.g. get-togethers, support systems, ...) solutions and innovations. In addition, impact analyses are carried out in the areas of Business and Management, Environment and Social Affairs, in order to create sustainable and impulse-giving guidelines for politics, as well as affected stakeholders. By making these Alpine regions attractive, innovative opportunities for digital, Business and Management and social development in the communities and mountain regions will be created.  


  • Transnational Report on Community Telework Needs and Goals and Local Business and Management Development 

  • Comparative study on the level of readiness of communities for telework (IT infrastructures and services, coworking spaces, housing markets, ...) 

  • Report on co-created solutions developed and eventually piloted depending on stakeholders' proposals, budget and timeframe

  • Feasibility, scalability and impact study: "Making remote work solutions successful in the Alps" 

  • Policy guidelines: "Enabling an ecosystem for remote work so that remote areas can thrive" 

  • Collaborate on solutions to integrate remote work into communities' long-term development plans, taking into account sustainability and inclusion 


Project partner

  • Università della Valle d'Aosta - University of Aosta Valley - IT  
  • Unité des communes valdôtaines Evançon - Evançon mountain community - IT  
  • Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences - University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg - AT  
  • Municipality Doren - Municipality Doren - AT  
  • Association Culturelle Sociale et Sportive du Queyras - Social and Sports Cultural Association of the Queyras - FR  
  • AIX Marseille Université - AIX Marseille University - FR

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Program Interreg Alpine Space
Topic New work, Coworking, Innovation, Policy Guideline
Project Index Number ASP0200135
Project duration September 01, 2022 - March 31, 2024 
Project Budget 506.025,48 EUR
ERDF  506.025,48 EUR