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San Gottardo.

Regional development and project support.

The project about the Gotthard area

Four regions, one project

The San Gottardo Program (PSG) is a common project of the cantons of Uri, Ticino, Valais and Grisons and has been responsible for the regional development of the Gotthard region, which includes Goms, since 2008. With the PSG 2020-2023 implementation program, the four cantons have submitted another four-year program to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO that crosses cantonal borders. The federal government is supporting the PSG for the fourth time with considerable funds. With this joint strategy, they want to develop the area around the Gotthard with the regions of Uri, Bellinzona and Valli, Surselva and Goms into a coherent living and economic area. The overarching character makes this implementation program a model case within the framework of the New Regional Policy of the Swiss Confederation (NRP). With the NRP, which came into force in Switzerland on January 1, 2008, the federal government and the cantons support mountain areas, the wider rural area and border regions in their regional economic development.

  • For Goms, this means that various projects in the field of action "Nordic" for cross-country skiing or on the topic of "Bike" can be realized in cooperation with neighboring destinations. This valuable cooperation beyond the boundaries of the destination enables the continuous further development and the questioning of the own processes and activities.

Goals

The 2020-2023 program period has two strategic goals.

Guest-oriented tourism product and infrastructure development based on efficient cooperation.
The PSG aims to create new products and services for guests and thus additional revenues. These should help the Gotthard region to create more jobs and income. To this end, improvements to the tourism infrastructure are also sought in selected areas; in conjunction with other efforts to promote relevant tourism value chains. The stakeholders are pooling their investment power for this purpose. 

Competence development, initiative and identity
The PSG has a supportive effect so that the population and the economy know how to deal with and exploit their own potential. The project aims to strengthen competence for development and strategic capability and to expand capacities for project implementation. In this way, experimental spaces are created. In a challenging environment, a great deal of dynamism as well as innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is uncovered. Entrepreneurial, economic progress leads to a strengthened regional identity that does not stop at geographical or cantonal-administrative borders. This, in turn, gives rise to initiative for projects that open up better future prospects for the inhabitants and the region as a whole. 

Fields of activity

Eight actively managed fields of activity contribute to the program's objectives. The support options of PSG are to take effect and become effective in the fields of action. 

These are the fields of activity of the PSG 
Guest, product and value-added orientation are at the heart of the PSG fields of action. Thus, six thematically oriented fields of action aim at attracting additional guests and revenue (Bike /St. Gotthard, Nordic/St. Gotthard, Bahnwelten/Mobility, Erlebnisräume Natur- und Kulturlandschaften, Wertschöpfungskette Wasser, Wertschöpfungskette Kultur). PSG assumes responsibility for these fields of action and ensures that the regional and local players take up ideas, develop activities and implement projects.  

The other fields of activity (internal communication, external marketing; regional management) have a flanking character. 

The PSG also works reactively on the fields of action tourism infrastructures, digitalization, cooperations and mergers as well as industry, trade and agriculture.  

Criteria

If you are interested in the opportunity to fund projects, more information can be found on the program's website.

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