Action Group 4

To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport


The Alps are an extremely sensitive environment located in the heart of the European continent. Special geographical features cause particular constraints regarding accessibility and transport infrastructure. Transport is one of the main causes of climate change – almost thirty percent of all greenhouse gases in the Alps can be attributed to transport – and both passenger and freight traffic volumes are rising continuously. Road transport in particular causes negative externalities such as air pollution, noise and traffic congestion. This makes mobility one of the biggest challenges for the social, economic and ecological development of the Alpine regions. A coordinated approach giving way to a coherent strategy is required to tackle these challenges in order to ensure a sustainable development for the Alps.

The EUSALP Action Group 4 Mobility 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 January 2016 the AG4 lead was awarded to the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino, which mandated the task to its member Tyrol for the following three years. Since 2019 the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino, under the lead of Tyrol, shares the AG4 lead with the Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur as co-leader. Currently, the co-leaders are in collaboration with the members of the AG4 preparing an updated version of the AG4 work plan for the years 2020-2022.



AG4 Meetings and Conferences

12th Action Group Meeting on 21 October 2019
11th Action Group Meeting on 4 June 2019
10th Action Group Meeting on 18-19 March 2019
9th Action Group Meeting on 6-7 November 2018
8th Action Group Meeting on 19 June 2018
7th Action Group Meeting on 15-16 March 2018
6th Action Group Meeting on 24 October 2017
5th Action Group Meeting on 20 June 2017
4th Action Group Meeting on 14 February 2017
3rd Action Group Meeting on 8 November 2016
2nd Action Group Meeting on 28 June 2016
Kick off Meeting on 9 March 2016

3rd AG4 Mobility Conference on 20 June 2018
2nd AG4 Mobility Conference on 25 October 2017
1st AG4 Mobility Conference on 9 November 2016


AG4 News

27 August 2019: Innovative solutions to improve cross-border mobility
20-21 November 2018: AG4 strengthens youth collaboration in mobility
06 November 2018: Exchange on AG4 funding opportunities in Brussels
19 June 2018: AG4 Workshops on Secondary Networks
09 May 2018: AG4 at the Europe Day in Bolzano
04 April 2018: Panel Discussion on Mobility in the Alps in Innsbruck


2nd Thematic Policy Area
"Mobility and Connectivity"

Specific Objectives

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, coordinating planning and timetables of public transport, modernizing infrastructure and enhancing cooperation. The AG4 is addressing this objective by focusing on infrastructure for sustainable transport in passenger- and combined transport as well as interconnecting public transport systems, focusing on operations and information and ticketing services.
  • To support the modal shift from road to rail. The Alpine regions are particularly sensitive to negative environmental and social impacts caused by the excessive traffic flow of freight and passenger transport through the Alps. In order to tackle this challenge 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. The close collaboration of the AG4 with different actors involved in the transport and mobility sectors of the Alpine Regions guarantees an improved coordination and ensures consistency between existing initiatives in order to avoid duplications and 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.



Ekkehard Allinger-Csollich
Role: Leader
Didier Biau
Role: Leader
Xavier Garcia
Role: Leader
Olivier Margouet
Role: Leader
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
Matteo Brumati
Henrik Caduff
Giovanni Campeol
Raffaele Cattani
Federico Cavallaro
Alberto Cozzi
Jakob Dietachmair
Paolo Dileno
Stefan Duelli
Christian Egeler
Katharina Erdmenger
Gabriel Klammer
Hannes Klein
Ralf Kühn
François Lamoise
Cristina Manara
Ovidio Martini
Alfred Nagelschmied
Massimiliano Nanti
Alberto Pellissone
Zlatko Podgorski
Antonio Pollano
Laura Pretto
Jörg Putzl
Jacopo Riccardi
Matthias Rinderknecht
Gabriella Rolandelli
Karsten Schröder
Kaspar Schuler
Harry Seybert
Jens Uwe Staats
Armando Taglialatela
Aurelio Vigani
Franc Žepič
Peter Zinggl


Astrid Aulnette
Cesare Bernabei
Anne-Séverine Lay
Nathalie Morelle
Herald Reuijters



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Estimates of external costs in mountain areas

Update of recent estimates of external costs in mountain areas available for Download!


Overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport

The AG4 Work Plan activity B2 on integrated pricing aims to develop an overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport.


Public acceptance of modal-shift

Improve public acceptance for common modal-shift policies and projects supported in the frame of EUSALP AG4.


Interconnecting public transport information

Improving connectivity in passenger transport by developing a cross-border travel information system.


Methodology for a systematic assessment of individual projects

Project assessment methodology for projects in interconnecting public transport operation as well as infrastructure of combined- and passenger transport.



Overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport

The overview of existing pricing components provides an overall analysis of existing policy-induced pricing components affecting the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport in and...

20 Dec 2018

AG4 Discussion Paper on Secondary Networks

The EUSALP Action Plan in it's Action 4 points to the vital importance of regional and local transport links, also referred to as secondary network. Secondary networks are crucial in connecting...

19 Dec 2018

EUSALP AG4 Transport and Mobility Conflict Map

The aim of the EUSALP AG4 Mobility and Transport CONFLICT MAP is to identify the most important challenges and conflicts of transport and mobility in the Alpine Region and to...

23 Nov 2017

Study on External Costs in Mountain Areas

Coordinated modal-shift policies in the Alpine region build on the common understanding that the Alpine region faces over-proportional environmental impacts from freight and passenger transport....

10 Dec 2017


In&Out of the Boxes- 3rd Workshop on Communication

Palazzo Lombardia, Piazza Città di Lombardia 1, Milan
24/10/2019 - 14:00 to 25/10/2019 - 11:30
Event type: Workshop

Under the Tyrolean presidency 2018 two workshops on Communication have been held, with the help of two external experts on Communication hired by the EU Commission-DG REGIO.

Energy Week: Final Event

25/10/2019 - 09:00
Event type:

Energy Week: Final Event


Milan, Piazza Città di Lombardia Auditorium Testori
29/10/2019 - 09:00
Event type:

On 29 October 2019 the final event of the Alpine Space Alpfoodway European cooperation project will be held in Milan at the Lombardy Region (Auditorium Testori and Piazza Città di Lombardia), involving six Regions of the Alpine Macro Region in the promotion of

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