The Alpine Space is an area characterized by small and medium-sized cities, which represent the territorial heritage of this area for its rich natural resources, the quality of the landscape and the importance of history, but also a weakness for economic development because of their isolation, depopulation and the difficulty of communications and supply.

CAPACities project, based on a three-year plan (January 2008-March 2011) aims at exploiting the potential of small alpine towns through a transnational approach, integrating environment, culture and tourism in the territorial development strategies.




  • To promote actions and innovative tools in urban and territorial plans;
  • To enhance and promote small city in a global context in a lasting way;
  • To strengthen relations between towns of the Alpine Space to improve the attractiveness;
  • To adopt strategic plans and integrated local actions to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of Alpine centres;
  • Implement projects for the exploitation of mountain resources for cultural activities, environment, landscape, tourism and local economic activities.



Ten project partners are local authorities, foundations, public and private research centres from four Member States (Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia) and Switzerland. The Italian partners are: the Lombardy Region, the autonomous region of Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont Region and the Local Development Agency LAMORO


Lombardy Region - DG Land and Urban Planning, Italy

Herbert LISKE - Chartered Engineering Consultant for Urbanism and Regional Planning, Austria

Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Slovenia

National Tourist Association Slovenia

Town Planning Institute of Grenoble, France

Regional Technical College of Council of Architecture, Urban Planning, Environment, France

LAMORO Local Development Agency, Italy

Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta - Department of Territory, Environment and Water Resources, Italy

Piedmont Region - Strategic Planning Directorate, Territorial Policies, Construction - Sector Regional Planning Regional, Italy

Canton Graubünden - Office for Spatial Development of Grisons, Switzerland


LAMORO will support new business ideas to create new job opportunities for women and to exploit local resources.

LAMORO will identify feminine skills in the traditional field of work and in emerging sectors; in the meantime will be discovered the areas where it is possible and reasonable to invest.
Finally LAMORO will support projects and innovative ideas through the promotion of regional networks and partnerships.







The “Langhe Monferrato Roero Countryside and Literary Park” project promotes the countryside and cultural heritage of Lower Piedmont through an itinerary that integrates several different “literary itineraries” to discover the places where some famous authors worked and lived.


The Langhe Monferrato and Roero Agency has successfully achieved the best international quality certificates according to the standard ISO 9001:2008

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