Today, the ecological transition is a crucial issue for all of humankind. Nevertheless, the realisation of this process depends significantly on how people and institutions perceive and implement the ecological transition in their own society. In fact, the development of solutions for the ecological transition requires an effort to recompose the interests and logics of actors into collaborative and collective solutions. For this reason, contexts of state disengagement seem particularly intriguing: here, the challenge of building more sustainable societies could be carried by grassroots initiatives, alternative or complementary to public action. The TransAlps project aims to compare how three Alpine contexts (located in France, Switzerland and Italy) imagine the conditions for a transition towards sustainability in our societies, while contributing to defining the role that social research can play in the implementation of new models of governance.

The research conducted as part of the TransAlp project (2022-2023) constitutes a first pilot phase of this experimentation, and was financed by the FMSH as part of the “emerging research” call for projects.

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Gabriele Orlandi (2022, June 23). HOW TO MAKE A TRANSITION IN ALPINE CONTEXTS POSSIBLE? TransAlp - Sustainable Transition and Applied Research in Alpine territories. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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