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

15th Action Group Meeting on 4 November 2020
14th Action Group Meeting on 7 and 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 AG4 Mobility Conference on 23 June 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


AG4 News

19 December 2019: AG4 Mapping Mobility Data on New Online Tool
07 November 2019: Changing views, changing thoughts, changing behaviour towards more sustainable mobility
06 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
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
Michael Bürger
Role: Leader
Xavier Garcia
Role: Leader
Olivier Margouet
Role: Leader
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
C Bidaine
Carole Bidaine
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
Thierry Müller
Alfred Nagelschmied
Massimiliano Nanti
Alberto Pellissone
Zlatko Podgorski
Antonio Pollano
Laura Pretto
Jörg Putzl
Jacopo Riccardi
Matthias Rinderknecht
Gabriella Rolandelli
Karsten Schröder
Kaspar Schuler
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



Jun 2016 to Dec 2019
100% Complete


Apr 2018 to Apr 2021
79% Complete


Apr 2018 to Apr 2021
79% Complete


Oct 2019 to Jun 2022
33% Complete


Oct 2019 to Mar 2022
36% Complete


Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
100% Complete


Jan 2017 to Jun 2019
100% Complete


Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
100% Complete

ARPAF - CrossBorder

Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
100% Complete


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.


Infrastructure for combined transport (terminals)

The AG4 Work Plan activity B2 on infrastructure for combined transport aims to provide the basis for a more comprehensive analysis on how to optimise logistic chains and combined transport flows.



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 developed. It has become an interactive communication tool to...

19 Dec 2019

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

Container and intermodal transport is growing fast in Europe, both on sea and on land. The Alpine Region, located at the crossroads between north and south of the continent, is hugely affected by...

06 Nov 2019

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


Action Group 4 meeting

07/09/2020 - 09:00 to 08/09/2020 - 17:00
Event type: Action Group Meeting

Meeting of action group 4 (transports, mobility)

Mobility Conference

Hôtel de Région 27, place Jules Guesde 13481 Marseille
03/11/2020 - 08:30 to 04/11/2020 - 17:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Organised by Action Group 4 Mobility co-leaders Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol Trentino, this 4th edition the Mobility Conference focuses on decarbonized transport and alternative fuels with the aim to share the best practices and to deepen

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