EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Region


The EU-Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) is the fourth macro-regional strategy endorsed by the European Council in 2016 with the objective to promote sustainable economic and social prosperity of the Alpine Region through growth and job creation, by improving its attractiveness, competitiveness and connectivity, while at the same time preserving the environment and ensuring healthy and balanced ecosystems. 48 regions from five EU member states (Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Slovenia) and two non-EU countries (Switzerland and Liechtenstein) are gathered under EUSALP, representing about 80 million inhabitants. The strategy involves policymakers, civil society, economic stakeholders, science and citizens. It is implemented by nine Action Groups under three action-oriented pillars:

1. Economic Growth and Innovation

2. Mobility and Connectivity

3. Environment and Energy

EUSALP ACTION GROUP 4 MOBILITY (AG4): To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport

The Action Group 4 Mobility (AG4) operates under the 2nd pillar ‘Mobility and Connectivity’ and focuses on the promotion of inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport. In January 2016 the AG4 lead was awarded to the European Region TyrolSouth Tyrol-Trentino which mandated the task to its member Tyrol for the following three years.

The AG4 offers a platform to coordinate and harmonise the activities of Alpine regions and countries for a sustainable transport and mobility system. Its mission is to build a common understanding of transport policy and mobility, to define common objectives and to launch specific activities and projects. In order to address the most important challenges and opportunities concerning mobility in the Alpine Region, the AG4 works towards the following objectives: - To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport in particular by removing infrastructure bottlenecks, bridging missing links, modernizing infrastructure as well as coordinating timetables and interconnecting transport information. - To support the modal shift from road to rail. In order to tackle environmental and social challenges caused by excessive traffic flows of freight and passenger transport the AG4 promotes the harmonization and implementation of modal shift policies with a focus on toll systems. - To develop cooperation and greater integration between the existing bodies and structures in the field of transport to avoid duplications of work and to encourage the alignment of funding. Strong links have already been established with the Alpine Convention, the Suivi de Zurich Process, as well as the iMONITRAF! Network.

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European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino

Office of the Tyrolean Government


Herrengasse 1 6020 Innsbruck (AT)


Ekkehard Allinger-Csollich
Patrick Skoniezki
Johanna Thöni

Website EUSALP AG4

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