ARPAF - Cross-border

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Action Group 4
Lead organization: 
Swiss Center for mountain regions SAB

Cross-border mobility in the Alpine Region

ARPAF Project "Cross-border"

Since the launch of the Strategy, the Action Groups as well as the Executive Board of the Strategy have identified a number of themes and issues that need further and deeper investigation and preparatory activities in order to achieve the set goals. To support this,  the Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund (ARPAF) was developed. Five projects, which start in 2018, were selected by the EUSALP Executive Board; amongst them the project "Cross-border".

Tyrol as AG4 Leader joins the AG5 co-Leader, the Swiss Center for Mountain Regions as well as CIPRA International in the project CrossBorder on cross-border commuter mobility.

Transport networks have for a long time been planned in a purely national context. These transport networks therefore are no longer in coherence with the increasing passenger flows across borders. This holds particularly true for public transport systems. Most of the commuter’s transport flows across borders are by car. Congested roads with a negative impact on economy, society and the environment are the consequence. 

The aims of the project are:

  1. To establish an overview of cross-border mobility across the Alpine Region with a focus on daily commuting;
  2. To identify gaps of cross-border mobility with respect to infrastructure and soft factors;
  3. To identify solutions for facilitating daily cross-border passenger flows by sustainable transport modes through new opportunities offered by digitalisation;
  4. To provide a basis for future activities of AG4 and AG5 of EUSALP;
  5. To implement the findings in several hotspots for cross-border-commuting in the Alpine Region.

Project information

Programme: Alpine Region Preparatory Fund (ARPAF)
Lead partner: Swiss Center for Mountain Regions (BAG)
Project partners: Office of the Tyrolean Government, CIPRA International
Project length: 24 months, January 2018 to December 2019
Total project budget: 698.742 Euro
EU financial contribution: 628.868 Euro


A collection of existing solution models for cross-border mobility has been identified. The following Story Map will guide you through pre-selected best practice examples of cross-border commuter cooperation models in the Alpine Region.

START EXPLORING: CBM CCommuter Cooperation Models


Start and closure dates: 
January 2018 to December 2019
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