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.


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

2nd AG4 Mobility Conference on 25 October 2017


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.
Ewald Moser
Role: Leader
Representative of Tyrol
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
Johanna Thöni
Role: Leader
European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
Celestina Antonacci
Autonomous Province of Trento
Matteo Brumati
Representative of Piedmont
Henrik Caduff
Liechtenstein - Department of Construction and Infrastructure
Giovanni Campeol
Representative of Veneto
Federico Cavallaro
Esperto nominato dal Ministero dell Ambiente Expert nominated by the Ministry of Environment
Alberto Cozzi
Representative of Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Paolo Dileno
Representative of CEI Central European Initiative
Christian Egeler
Switzerland - Federal Office for Spatial Development
Katharina Erdmenger
Germany - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Rainer Kistler
Representative of Central Switzerland and Tessin
Gabriel Klammer
Representative of EUROCHAMBERS
Tyrolean Economic Chamber, Section Transport and Traffic
Hannes Klein
Representative of Burgenland
Isabel Köhler
AG4 Lead Team
Ralf Kühn
Representative of Salzburg
Office of the Salzburg Government Department 6 – Infrastructure and Transport
François Lamoise
France - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l’Énergie et de la Mer
Davide Maresca
Representative of Liguria
Nadine Mordant
France - Commissioner for Spatial planning and Alpine Massif
Werner Mosser
Representative of Styria
Office of the Styrian Government Department 16: Transport and Construction
Alfred Nagelschmied
Representative of Styria
Office of the Styrian Government, Department 16: Transport and Construction
Zlatko Podgorski
Slovenia - Ministry of Infrastructure
Antonio Pollano
Representative of Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta
Jörg Putzl
Representative of Carinthia
Office of the Carinthian Government Department 7 - Economy, Tourism, Infrrastructure and Mobility
Christian Rankl
Representative of Vorarlberg
Office of the Vorarlberg Government Department for General Ecnomic Affairs (VIa)
Matthias Rinderknecht
Switzerland - Federal Office of Transport
Karsten Schröder
Representative of Carinthia
Harry Seybert
Representative of Bavaria
Carmen Springer
Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol
Jens Uwe Staats
Representative of Germany - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Armando Taglialatela
Dipartimento per le politiche di coesione - Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri Department for the Cohesion Policies of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Aurelio Vigani
Switzerland - Federal Office for Spatial Development
Franc Žepič
Slovenia - Ministry of Infrastructure
Peter Zinggl
Representative of Burgenland
Office of the Burgenland Government Department 2 - Regional Planning, Security, Municipalities and Economy


Cesare Bernabei
Representative of Advisor to the European Commission
Anne-Séverine Lay
Alpine Space Programme
Nathalie Morelle
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
Marco Onida
Representative of European Commission
DG Regio
Herald Reuijters
European Commission



Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
63% Complete

ARPAF - Cross-border

Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
16% Complete


Estimates of external costs in mountain areas

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


Extension of Toll Plus proposal to EUSALP AG4

Extending the approach used by the regional proposal on road pricing 'Toll Plus' to other Alpine corridors and regions.


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.


Pricing systems and the use of innovative technologies

Analysis of the link between ambitious pricing systems and their incentive on innovative technologies.


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.



Study on External Costs

Download: Update of recent estimates of external costs in mountain areas

10 Dec 2017


AG4 - 3rd Mobility Conference

20/06/2018 - 09:00
Event type:

3rd EUSALP AG4 Mobility Conference

Secondary Networks

6th Action Group 9 meeting

St. Gallen
24/10/2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
Event type: Internal meeting

On 24th of October 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 6th meeting in St. Gallen.

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