Team K
LeaderPaul Köllensperger
Founded10 July 2018
Split fromFive Star Movement
Social liberalism[1][5][6]
Direct democracy[1]
Political positionCentre[8][9] to centre-left[10]
National affiliationMore Europe
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Provincial Council
6 / 35

Team K (TK), named Team Köllensperger from its establishment in July 2018 to November 2019, is a regionalist and liberal political party active in South Tyrol, where it seeks to be an inter-ethnic centrist party.[11] TK also advocates direct democracy, social liberalism and environmentalist policies. Its leader is Paul Köllensperger.

The party, which is close to NEOS, a liberal party in Austria, is an observer member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party and, more recently, has formed a pact with More Europe for the 2019 European Parliament election.


The party was established on the 10 July 2018 by Paul Köllensperger, a member of the Landtag of South Tyrol.[12] Köllensperger was elected in the Landtag after the 2013 provincial election, within the Five Star Movement (M5S).[13] However, in July 2018, he left the party accusing its leadership of not being interested in promoting enough South Tyrol’s local interests and that it was necessary to establish a new party aimed at representing all the South Tyroleans looking for an inter-ethnic centrist party and aiming at breaking the absolute majority of the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP). [14]

In the 2018 provincial election the party obtained a successful 15.2% of the vote, arriving second after the SVP.[15]

In the run-up to the 2019 European Parliament election TK, which affirmed to be taking inspiration from Austria's NEOS party,[7] joined the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party).[16][17][18][19][20] Consequently, it formed a pact with More Europe (+Eu), ALDE's member party in Italy, and proposed Renate Holzeisen as its candidate.[21][22][7] The list came third with 11.2% of the vote in South Tyrol and Holzeisen was the second most-voted candidate in the province, gaining nearly 23,000 votes, but she did not succeed in being elected as the list did not pass the 4% country-level electoral threshold.[23]

Election results

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2019 into More Europe 11.2
0 / 76
Paul Köllensperger

Provincial Council

Landtag of South Tyrol
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2018 43,315 (2nd) 15.2
6 / 35
Paul Köllensperger



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  11. ^ "Köllensperger lancia la sua lista: "M5S rigido"". Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Chi è l'uomo politico che a Bolzano prende più voti di Salvini". Agi. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Paul Köllensperger molla i 5 stelle: Non voglio fare lo zerbino dell'Svp. Modello replicabile in Trentino? Dinamiche diverse". il Dolomiti. July 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Köllensperger, noi alternativa a Svp - Trentino AA/S". 22 October 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Alto Adige: boom della Lega, in calo l'Svp. Vola il dissidente grillino. In Trentino vince Fugatti". Retrieved 3 April 2019.
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  20. ^ "Team K bussa, Alde apre". March 21, 2019.
  21. ^ "Il Team Köllensperger punta su Renate Holzeisen per l'Europa - TGR Bolzano". TGR.
  22. ^ "Holzeisen kandidiert für das Team Köllensperger bei den EU-Wahlen".
  23. ^ Elezioni Europee del 2019 – Circoscrizione Trentino-Alto Adige, Ministero dell'Interno