Working Groups

With its working groups the Four Motors for Europe focus on the development of competitive European economic sectors.

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Meeting of Working Group at the EVS in Lyon 2017/ (c) e-mobil BW/KD Busch


On September 9, 1988, the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France), Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), Catalonia (Spain) and Lombardy (Italy) signed a cooperation agreement constituting the network of the “Four Motors for Europe”.

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Founding members Tabacci, Spaeth and Beraudier

    Four Motors for Europe

    As a network of four strong regions, one of the main contributions of the Four Motors for Europe to European affairs is materialized by regularly addressing common positions on key EU policy initiatives, as well as other political declarations and positions signed by our presidents or line ministers.

    Four Motors for Europe on Incoming Mission on the Topic of "Artificial Intelligence in industrial application" from 25 to 27 October 2023 in Stuttgart

    As part of Baden-Württemberg's presidency of the Four Motors for Europe network in 2023, Dr Patrick Rapp, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism, and Florian Hassler, State Secretary in the Ministry of State, welcomed a 50-strong political and expert delegation from the partner regions Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Catalonia and Lombardy from 25 to 27 October 2023 in Stuttgart. Representatives from the associated regions of Flanders and Wales were also present.