Action Group 4 - Mobility

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.

Also have a look at our AG4 Factsheet (2021).




AG4 Meetings and Conferences

24th Action Group Meeting on 11-12 October 2023

22nd Action Group Meeting on 7 February 2023 
21th Action Group Meeting on 4-5 October 2022 
20th Action Group Meeting on 12 May 2022
19th Action Group Meeting on 16 March 2022
18th Action Group Meeting on 3 December 2021
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

5th Mobility Conference & Mobility Days 2022 on 11-13 May 2022
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

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, 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 2023-2025

The 3rd 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 thematic areas:

1. Smart clean logistics and policy measures in freight transport to support modal shift (rail and combined and multimodal transport)

2. Secondard railway infrastructure (local and regional transport links)

3. Resilient road and rail infrastructure

4. Smart and sustainable passenger transport (local, regional and cross-border mobility)

Moreover, AG4 has launched a new strategic flagship initative "energy transition in the transport system".

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): 

TA1: Smart clean logistics and combined transport to support modal shift
TA2: Accessibility of local & regional transport links on secondary networks
TA3: Smart and low-carbon mobility & innovative public transport solutions


AG4 News

25 April 2023 : Online Stakeholder Session "Tackling the energy crisis in transport - smarrt solutions from MRS for a joint policy dialgoue" 

7 February 2023: 22nd Action Group Meeting
Ekkehard Allinger-Csollich
Role: Leader
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
Michael Bürger
Role: Leader
Olivier Margouet
Role: Leader
Xavier Garcia
Role: Leader
Didier Biau
Volker Bidmon
Matteo Brumati
Maria Grazia Cacopardi
Henrik Caduff
Giovanni Campeol
Raffaele Cattani
Gilles Chomat
Alberto Cozzi
Jakob Dietachmair
Paolo Dileno
Stefan Duelli
Christian Egeler
Katharina Erdmenger
Gabriel Klammer
Hannes Klein
Ralf Kühn
François Lamoise
Jean-Christophe Leydet
Markus Liechti
Camillo Lobina
Alessandro Lombardo
Helen Lückge
Cristina Manara
Simone Messner
Alfred Nagelschmied
Massimiliano Nanti
Alberto Pellissone
Zlatko Podgorski
Antonio Pollano
Laura Pretto
Jörg Putzl
Jacopo Riccardi
Matthias Rinderknecht
Gabriella Rolandelli
Andrea Rossetto
Karsten Schröder
Hans Schuschnig
Harry Seybert
Stefania Sorze
Jens Uwe Staats
Armando Taglialatela
Aurelio Vigani
Franc Žepič
Peter Zinggl


Astrid Aulnette
Niklas Joos
Anne-Séverine Lay
Nathalie Morelle
Natascia Morenzoni
Thierry Müller
Alvise Rossi
Herald Ruijters
Kaspar Schuler
Kaspar Schuler


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Methodology for a systematic assessment of individual projects

The EUSALP AG4 Assessment Methodology for Individual Projects is an activity brought into being under the first AG4


Investigating the potentials of innovative propulsion systems and fuels

As part of activity E of its Work Plan 2020-2022, AG4 ha


Creating a strategic policy framework for the implementation of modal shift

The creation of a strategic policy framework supporting the effective implementation of a modal shift from road to rail is part of activity A of the AG4


Enhancing the accessibility of local and regional transport links on the secondary transport network

Under activity C of the AG4 Work Plan 2020-2022, efforts



Labelling of projects with macroregional added value for the fostering of sustainable mobility solutions

The EUSALP AG4 Assessment Methodology for Individual Projects serves to identify projects with a relevance...

12 Oct 2021

Alpine Platform of Knowledge for Mobility and Transport

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

Preparatory study and dialogue events with strategic implementation partners to investigate and optimise multi-modal logistic chains

Under activity B2 of its Work Plan 2016-2019, AG4 aimed...

06 Nov 2019

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

As part of activity B2 of its Work Plan 2016-2019, AG4...

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...

19 Dec 2018

EUSALP AG4 Transport and Mobility Conflict Map

Activity A3 of the AG4 Work Plan 2016-2019 focused on...

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...

10 Dec 2017