On March 9th, AG4 members got together online for their 16th Action Group Meeting. AG4 recently took up a new activity on modal shift: The plan is to conduct an analysis of the network of stakeholders relevant for the implementation of measures that support modal shift from road to rail. Concretely, stakeholder dialogues would organized, building on AG4 activities, insights and recommendations of AlpInnoCT, of other relevant projects and networks, etc. The commissioning of preparatory study will help set the scene, based on which AG4 could start organizing stakeholder events towards the end of 2021.
After the successful finalization of the 1st round of project assessments at the end of last year, AG4 announced the opening of a 2nd call for proposal submissions at the end of March. The AG4 Project Assessment Methodology allows for the identification of projects with a macro-regional added value for the fostering of sustainable mobility solutions in the Alpine Region. In addition to the Letters of Recommendation being awarded to the project promoters receiving the label, AG4 leaders are eager to make the projects visible in follow-up activities (e.g. by adding a layer with the projects on it to the PoK for Mobility & Transport).
On another note, AG4 efforts to formulate a sector-specific proposal for a political statement were still ongoing. The AG4 Lead Team kept collecting feedback from AG4 members to adapt the content in way to receive support from as many AG4 regions and states as possible.
Soon, there will be an option to sign up for a regular AG4 Newsmail. To make AG4 activities and results more visible among mobility actors from EUSALP regions (and beyond), the AG4 Lead Team will send out a short e-mail approximately 4 times a year. This will enhance communication among stakeholders and help avoiding the duplication of work.
AG4 members agreed on the 17th AG4 Meeting to take place in Nice on September 14th and 15th.