If you want to find one single expression to explain what the project “Alpe Adria Coworking” is all about it is the word ‘together’. Alpe Adria Coworking is a lively platform which brings together young coworkers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, young professionals and people with boundless thinking from Carinthia and Slovenia. The goal: To develop and support a well-established interregional coworking community to keep up the information flow across borders, strengthen the relationship of the regions involved and open new possibilities for cooperation – and that is exactly what we work on.
By mentioning we, we speak about three main project partners of the Alpe Adria Coworking project: gain&sustain, a Carinthian project development agency, TiPovej!, the Slovenian Institute for Creative Society, and the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. They created Alpe Adria Coworking and initiated the first activities together with active coworkers from the nearby countries. The European Regional Development Fund of the European Union supported this initiative financially. Since April 2015, the platform organizes itself.
Joint activities cross-border
Cross-border network meetings got the ball rolling towards intensive coworking cooperations. Future communication and exchange is meant to be taking place via this newly built online platform. To sustainably support the vital development of the coworking community and the coworking spaces within the Alpe Adria region a comprehensive scientific study was undertaken by the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. It researched the needs and wishes about coworking in the region.
All these activities form a solid fertile ground for vivid cross-border cooperations. We are convinced that coworking will create a culture of common use. Coworking is not just about sharing desks. It is about collaboration, about economic growth, about ideas, about friendships. Cooperation of coworking spaces in the Alpe Adria region is not only a big chance for founders and young entrepreneurs, but also serves as best practice for the coworking community all around the world. If you want to be part of Alpe Adria Coworking or contribute to this project with new ideas, please feel free to contact us anytime.