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.


AG4 Meetings and Conferences

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

2nd AG4 Mobility Conference on 25 October 2017
3rd AG4 Mobility Conference on 20 June 2018


AG4 News

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

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
Representative of Tyrol
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
Representative of EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
Johanna Thöni
Role: Leader
Representative of EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
Matteo Brumati
Representative of Piedmont
Henrik Caduff
Representative of Liechtenstein
Giovanni Campeol
Representative of Veneto
Federico Cavallaro
Representative of Ministry of Environment - nominated expert
Alberto Cozzi
Representative of Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Jakob Dietachmair
Representative of CIPRA International
Paolo Dileno
Representative of CEI Central European Initiative
Christian Egeler
Representative of Switzerland - Federal Office for Spatial Development
Katharina Erdmenger
Representative of Germany - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Gabriel Klammer
Representative of EUROCHAMBERS
Hannes Klein
Representative of Burgenland
Ralf Kühn
Representative of Salzburg
François Lamoise
Representative of France - Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
Cristina Manara
Representative of Confindustria Piemonte
Davide Maresca
Representative of Liguria
Ovidio Martini
Representative of Autonomous Province of South Tyrol
Alfred Nagelschmied
Representative of Styria
Zlatko Podgorski
Representative of Slovenia - Ministry of Infrastructure
Antonio Pollano
Representative of Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta
Laura Pretto
Representative of Trentino-Alto Adige
Jörg Putzl
Representative of Carinthia
Christian Rankl
Representative of Vorarlberg
Matthias Rinderknecht
Representative of Switzerland - Federal Office of Transport
Karsten Schröder
Representative of Carinthia
Kaspar Schuler
Representative of CIPRA International
Harry Seybert
Representative of Bavaria
Jens Uwe Staats
Representative of Germany - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Armando Taglialatela
Representative of Italy - Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Aurelio Vigani
Representative of Switzerland - Federal Office for Spatial Development
Franc Žepič
Representative of Slovenia - Ministry of Infrastructure
Peter Zinggl
Representative of Burgenland


Cesare Bernabei
Representative of Advisor to the European Commission
Anne-Séverine Lay
Nathalie Morelle
Marco Onida
Representative of European Commission
Herald Reuijters



Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
91% Complete

ARPAF - Cross-border

Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
60% Complete


Estimates of external costs in mountain areas

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


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 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.


Common target system for EUSALP AG4

Development of a common target system as basis for further activities and to measure the effects and impacts of the AG4 activities.



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



Palazzo Lombardia, Piazza Città di Lombardia 1, 20124, Milano
28/02/2019 - 11:00
Event type:

Please note that onsite registrations are not allowed and that number of participations is limited.

Registation to the event is open! 

AG4 - 10th Action Group Meeting

18/03/2019 - 12:00 to 19/03/2019 - 13:00
Event type: Action Group Meeting

The 10th AG4 Meeting will take place on 18-19 March 2019 in Bolzano.

Smart Villages - A common perspective through different visions

Sky Way Monte Bianco - Courmayeur (AO) - Italy
23/05/2019 - 14:00 to 24/05/2019 - 14:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Within the events scheduled for the year of the Italian Presidency of EUSALP, Regione Valle d'Aosta organizes a political event on the thematic of Smart Villages in the prestigious location of the Sky Way Mont Blanc

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