Main Sponsors

It is a pleasure for the EUROPEADA 2016 to cooperate with the following main sponsors:



Umbrella Brand South Tyrol



Südtiroler Volksbank

Südtiroler Volksbank it’s a regional bank headquartered in Bolzano - operation spans from Südtirol, its core market, to the north Italian provinces of Trentino, Vicenza, Padova, Belluno, Treviso, Pordenone and Venice. As “Bank of two cultures” Volksbank commits to its south-tyrolean roots and puts a major emphasis on the knowledge of the Italian and German language. Volksbank established in 1886 has 187 branches, counts over 1.400 employees and more than 57.000 members.



Forst brewery with Kaiserwasser mineral water

ForstKaiserwasserThe FORST brewery was founded in 1857. A few years later, Josef Fuchs, the founding father of the beer dynasty, took over the business witch can still be found in the same area. Even in those early days, he understood the perfect location of the plant with its marvellous spring water, large amounts of space on the valley floor, clean air and unspoilt nature, all set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring mountains. Over the years, FORST has grown into one of the biggest breweries in Italy. Perfectly balancing complete respect for nature in all of its forms and cutting-edge technology, FORST’s beer-making art is like no other.



Marlene - The South Tyrolean Apple

Marlene® was established 20 years ago as part of a VOG (South Tyrol/Südtirol Fruit Growers Cooperative) initiative, with the purpose of using a single brand to identify the products and shared strengths of the member cooperatives: extremely wholesome apples cultivated in the pristine South Tyrol/Südtirol region, apples that stay fresh throughout the entire journey from the orchard to the store. The VOG Consortium that includes 16cooperatives, with 5,000 member producers, is now the largest and most important European organisation for the sale of apples. It centrally coordinates cultivation, quality control, logistics and marketing activities, including the advertising and promotion of its own products.



Alperia - The provider of energy of South Tyrol

Alperia is South Tyrol’s new provider of energy services and it is one of the leading Italian companies in the field of energy production from renewable sources and is constantly committed to ensuring the security of energy supply and a sustainable future. Alperia’s core business involves the production of electric energy, mainly from hydroelectric source, the management of the electricity grid in South Tyrol, district heating and the sale of electric energy and natural gas, as well as the engineering and building of renewable sources power plants.



Athesia Group

The Athesia Group is one of the biggest and most traditional employers of our country, with nearly 1000 employees. The enterprise operates in the sectors of press, media, printery, trade, tourism, renewable energy and telecommunication. In this way the connection with South-Tyrolean families and the catholic-social traditions, as well as with the South-Tyrolean values arises. After 125 years of enterprise history between tradition and innovation, the company focuses to maintain variety in the different business domains.

Also the other linguistic and ethnical minorities are of a particular concern for Athesia. The magazine “Dolomiten” is actively engaged within the European association of daily newspapers in minority and regional languages MIDAS. And the “Dolomiten”, as newspaper of the South-Tyroleans, supported the “EUROPEADA” from the beginning.