Cross-border mobility in the Alpine Region

11.15 - 13.00
Please note: The number of participants of the workshops is limited!
Language: English

Cross-border mobility is one of the strategic initiatives of the Actions Groups (AGs) 4 and 5 of EUSALP. Both AGs have teamed together and applied for an Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund (ARPAF) project. The project is led by the Swiss Centre for mountain regions SAB (Co-Leader of AG 5 “Connectivity”) in partnership with the region of the Tyrol (Leader of AG 4 “Mobility”) and CIPRA International. The project was approved in November 2017 and runs in the years 2018 and 2019.

Aims of the Workshop

The participants will discuss the main challenges towards the creation of a cross-border passenger/commuter mobility system making public transport and sustainable modes more attractive and easy to use. The workshop will also focus on ICT enabling factors in term of infrastructures and digital services. Further the workshop aims:

  • to present the first results of the ARPAF project;
  • to discuss solutions for facilitating daily cross-border passenger flows with the audience;
  • to connect with past and ongoing Interreg projects in the field of cross-border mobility;
  • to raise political and public awareness for the search for solutions to cross-border mobility in the Alpine region;
  • to stress the relevance of the work of EUSALP for the Alpine population and economy;
  • to underline the potentials of cooperation amongst EUSALP Action Groups and the benefits of the ARPAF funds;
  • to involve the youth as one of the key target groups in improving accessibility and connectivity in the Alpine Region.

Target audience

  • Enterprises confronted with cross-border mobility
  • Service providers
  • Public authorities
  • General public
  • Media
  • Youth


11.15 – 11.20 Welcome & Introduction of the ARPAF project CrossBorder by Thomas Egger (SAB)

11.20 – 12.10 Input presentations

  • Analysis of existing cross-border mobility networks (Prof. Tobias Chilla, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Cross-border cooperation models in the Alpine Region and the Interreg Project “PEMO” (Wolfgang Pfefferkorn, CIPRA International)
  • Youth Alpine Interrail (Magdalena Christandl, CIPRA Youth Council)

12.10 – 13.00 Panel discussion and questions by the audience on potential actions to improve cross-border mobility networks and cooperation

  • Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffé, SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • Tobias Chilla, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Wolfgang Pfefferkorn, CIPRA International

The workshop will be moderated by Thomas Egger (SAB; Lead Partner of the ARPAF CrossBorder Project; Member of the National Council (Switzerland) and Co-Leader of the EUSALP Action Group 5).



PCO Tyrol Congress
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck


Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck







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