The Tyrol, together with South Tyrol and Trentino, formed the first ever cross-border joint office in the European Union in Brussels in 1995. This form of cooperation between these three historical areas is a good example of the spirit of an open Europe.
The office's objectives include representing the interests of these areas in regional policy, the economy, the environment, agriculture, social affairs, education and culture in the EU institutions for the benefit of their respective populations. Another aim is to highlight the connection between the common interests of the European region and the process of European integration.
The Brussels office has the following specific responsibilities and duties:
- Creation of a network of contacts to obtain information as quickly as possible and to bring Tyrolean interests to the attention of European decision-makers.
- Representation of Tyrol-related issues through targeted participation and influence on all matters with a direct effect on our region.
- Effective presentation and positioning of the Tyrol through publicity and events.
- Organisation of discussions and information events.
- Facilitating contacts for companies, civil society organisations and private individuals.
- Support for funding bids and applications.
- Providing a contact and coordination point for the joint interests of the Alpine countries.
- Close cooperation with the Members of the European Parliament from the Alpine region, and especially from the European Region of Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino, and use of the office as a joint platform.
Dr Fritz Staudigl, Director of the External Relations Department
Dr. Richard Seeber, Tyrol Brussels Office
Dr Florian Mast
Cäcilia Bianca Schneider
Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino
45-47, rue de Pascale
1040 Brussels - Belgium