Under the guise of shared identities and values, the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Euro-Region stands for cooperation to promote a virtuous system and create new opportunities.
The transnational alliance giving birth to Tour of the Alps was born in 1998 as European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, involving the Austrian land of Tyrol and the Italian Region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.
Culture, education, research. Economy, tourism, development. Energy, environment, health, and sustainable mobility. The Euro-Region is a model for Europe, a virtuous example of cooperation and unity.
With their peculiarities, Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino all place citizens and social development at the heart of every policy.
By no coincidence, the euro-regional borders resemble those of the Tyrol region during the Habsburg monarchy. However, history is far from being the only common factor among the regions. Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino share the Alps, an invaluable ‘green lung’ amid continental Europe. A paradise made of woods, fresh air and beautiful landscapes, representing a shared and vital reference like the values carried by the euro-regional alliance.
The Euro-Regional alliance is projected to face future challenges together, with the sporting spirit represented by the Tour of the Alps acting both as a valuable communication vector and remarkable forerunner and testing ground for a more ambitious and strategic cooperation.
The Tour of the Alps came to light with a memorandum of understanding signed by the Presidents of Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino.
With this MoU, the regions consecrated the values of the euro-regional alliance and the Tour of the Alps. Enhancing the cycling connection shared among Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino, as valorized by their tourism economy.