The European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) brings together seven countries and almost 50 regions. For these countries, the Alps, including their foothills and lowland areas, are both a distinct advantage and a particular challenge.
Action Group 4 - Mobility
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.
Also have a look at our AG4 Factsheet (2021).
AG4 Meetings and Conferences
17th Action Group Meeting on 14-15 September 2021
16th Action Group Meeting on 9 March 2021
15th Action Group Meeting on 4 November 2020
14th Action Group Meeting on 7-8 September 2020
13th Action Group Meeting on 28 April 2020
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
4th Mobility Conference on 20 May 2021
Online Webinar replacing the 4th AG4 Mobility Conference on 3-4 November 2020
3rd AG4 Mobility Conference on 20 June 2018
2nd AG4 Mobility Conference on 25 October 2017
1st AG4 Mobility Conference on 9 November 2016
"Mobility and Connectivity"
In order to address the most important challenges and opportunities concerning mobility in the Alpine Region, AG4 works towards the following objectives:
- To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport by supporting and fostering the removal of infrastructure bottlenecks, by bridging missing links, coordinating planning and timetables of public transport, modernizing infrastructure and enhancing cooperation. 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.
AG4 Work Plan 2020-2022
The 2nd AG4 Work Plan builds on previous results and findings to focus more strongly on implementation and on positioning AG4 as a key player in transport policy making. AG4 activities are implemented under the following three thematic areas (TAs):
1 September 2020: Let's get the new Eurovignette agreed!
7 November 2019: Changing views, changing thoughts, changing behaviour towards more sustainable mobility
6 November 2019: Further action required to optimise multi-modal logistic chains in transalpine intermodal transport
28 October 2019: Forward: Invitation to the Final Conference of AlpInnoCT
21 October 2019: Outcomes of the Connectivity Workshop
27 August 2019: Innovative solutions to improve cross-border mobility
20-21 November 2018: AG4 strengthens youth collaboration in mobility
6 November 2018: Exchange on AG4 funding opportunities in Brussels
19 June 2018: AG4 Workshops on Secondary Networks
9 May 2018: AG4 at the Europe Day in Bolzano
4 April 2018: Panel Discussion on Mobility in the Alps in Innsbruck
As part of activity E of its Work Plan 2020-2022, AG4 ha
Under activity C of the AG4 Work Plan 2020-2022, efforts
The EUSALP AG4 Assessment Methodology for Individual Projects serves to identify projects with a relevance...
|12 Oct 2021|
A new, consumer-friedly interface integrating the already existing iMONITRAF! WebGIS with further layers on AG4 activities has been further developed. It has become an...
|19 Dec 2019|
Under activity B2 of its Work Plan 2016-2019, AG4 aimed...
|06 Nov 2019|
As part of activity B2 of its Work Plan 2016-2019, AG4...
|20 Dec 2018|
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...
|19 Dec 2018|
Activity A3 of the AG4 Work Plan 2016-2019 focused on...
|23 Nov 2017|
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...
|10 Dec 2017|