External Relations Department

The Tasks

The Tyrolean government has the necessary special administrative structures and experts at its disposal to deal with the essential questions of the integration process. Therefore there are starting-points to cross-border or European aspects for many offices. The department „Außenbeziehungen“ has a key position, where all activities about European and foreign relations come together.

The Tasks according to the allocation of duties fo the Tyrol

  • matters of foreign and integration policy
  • relations to the EU, the Council of Europe and other organs of the regions and European or international institutions
  • representing the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentin in the EU
  • matters of South Tyrol and the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentin
  • matters of European regional organisation and cross-border interregional cooperation, office of the ARGE ALP
  • nformation activities in the field of European integration
  • supporting EU projects
  • development cooperation
  • human rights
  • cultural foreign relations
  • Tyrol International – Tyrolean citizen in foreign countries

The Aims

  • effective political advice by creating different information channels and the analytic catching up of the extensive flow of information
  • maintenance and building up a network on relations to important officials of the EU, other regions and neighbouring states
  • formulate a coherent Tyrolean European and neighbourhood policy through the coordination of special single positions and matching them with the Tyrolean interest groups
  • lobbying of specific Tyrolean interests in European committees and taking influence on the decision making process
  • implementing the concept of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentin as a model for a peaceful and future-oriented cross-border cooperation for the citizens
  • strengthening the relations between the member countries of the European region by supporting contacts on all levels
  • Europeanization of the region: Tyrol should be orientated to Europe and Europe to Tyrol
  • inclusion of the citizens in the European integration process through imparting chances within the framework of an objective and active information about Europe


Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung
Abteilung Südtirol, Europaregion und Außenbeziehungen
6020 Innsbruck

Phone: +43 512 508 2342, +43 512 508 2343
Fax: +43 512 508 2345

Vertretung der Europaregion Tirol-Südtirol-Trentino bei der Europäischen Union
Rue de Pascale 45-47
1040 Brüssel

Phone: +32 2 7432700
Fax: +32 2 7420980

Büro der Europaregion Tirol-Südtirol-Trentino in Bozen
Drususallee 1
39100 Bozen

Phone: +39 0471 407442
Fax: +39 0471 405016