States Representatives Group

The States Representatives Group (SRG) is one of the four bodies of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (Shift2Rail JU). It comprises representatives of the EU Member States and of the countries associated with Horizon 2020.

The SRG has several main tasks: these include, inter alia, the review of information and the provision of opinions on the strategic orientation of the JU and on key documents such as the Shift2Rail Master Plan, the Multi-Annual Action Plan (MAAP) and the Annual Work Plans (AWPs), as well as acting as an interface for national/regional research and innovation programmes.

The SRG has adopted its own rules of procedure: S2R SRG Rules of Procedure.

The members of the SRG are included in the following table.

Country Name First Name Organisation
Albania Nako Paulina Marketing Chief of the Business Unit, Ministry of Albanian Railways
Austria Krautsack Sarah Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Austria Rohowetz Hans FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Austria Eisner Christian Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Belgium Geens Peter FOD Mobiliteit en Vervoer
Bulgaria Kardjeva Anna Ministry of Transport and Information Technologies and Communications
Bulgaria Yancheva Tonka Ministry of Transport and Information Technologies and Communications
Croatia Lazor Damir Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure
Croatia Abramovic Borna University of Zagreb
Cyprus Lambrinos Michael Public Works Department, Ministry of Communications & Works
Cyprus Savva Aristotelis Public Works Department, Ministry of Communications & Works
Czech Republic Haltuf Miroslav Independent expert, H – Comp consulting
Czech Republic Pavel Michal Chief Research Specialist, AZD Praha
Denmark Selsmark Niels Danish Transport Authority and Construction Agency
Denmark Jelin Adnan Danish Transport Authority and Construction Agency
Estonia Haidak Toomas Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Finland Hilska Lassi Ministry of Transport and Communications
Finland Manninen Ari-Pekka Ministry of Transport and Communications
France Cheron Christophe Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie
France Coupe Charlotte Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie
France Chevalier Benoît Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie
Germany Küpper Wolfgang Head of Unit LA 10, Railway Policy, at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Germany Schweinsberg Ralf Vice President of the Federal Railway Authority.
Greece Fragoulopoulou Catherine Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Greece Dionelis Christos OSE S.A.
Hungary Gecse Gergely Ministry of National Development – Department for Transport Infrastructure
Ireland Morrissey Michael EU Coordination Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Ireland Flynn Bob Enterprise Ireland
Italy Morandi Georgio Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti – Dipartimento Trasporti nel Gruppo mobilità urbana
Italy Violi Alessandro Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti – Dipartimento Trasporti nel Gruppo consultivo a supporto dell’impresa comune Shift2Rail
Latvia Riekstiņš Māris Deputy Director of the Department of Railway, Ministry of Transport
Latvia Jaunzems Aivars Member of the Latvian Transport Development and Education Association
Latvia Kabaškins Igors Board Chair of the Latvian Transport Development and Education Association, Professor of the Transport and Telecommunication Institute
Lithuania Tamulis Vidmantas Head of the Railway Transport Division of the Water and Railway Transport Policy Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications
Lithuania Bekišas Tomas Chief Specialist of the Strategic Planning Division of the State Railway Transport
Luxembourg Poeker Jeannot Inspecteur Principal
Luxembourg Bissen André Inspecteur Principal
Moldavia Mazur Cristina First Secretary, Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the EU
Netherlands van der Burg Rob Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, department Rail Transport
Netherlands Van Wortel Monique Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, department Rail Transport
Norway Andgard Anders Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Portugal Afreixo Nunes da Cruz José Manuel Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, I.P.
Portugal Arrobe Cândido Emídio José Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, I.P.
Romania Anoaica Dragoş Ministry of Transport
Romania Păduroiu Beatrice European Affairs Councillor, Ministry of National Education
Romania Seicean Claudiu Thales Romania
Slovakia Magdechová Katarína Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic
Slovakia Dadajová Andrea Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU
Slovenia Pregl Miloš Ministry of Infrastructure
Spain  Díaz Sanchez Roberto Technical expert of the AESF
Sweden Wallgren Christine Swedish Governmental Agency för Innovation Systems
Sweden Fransson Marina Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Sweden Sanden Henrik
Turkey Ay Mustafa TUBITAK
Turkey Melik Serhat TUBITAK
Ukraine Kulachok Volodymyr Head of Division of Economic Analysis in Rail Sector / ministry of Infrastructure
United Kingdom Brown Chris Rail Research and Innovation Manager, Rail Executive of the UK Department for Transport
United Kingdom Brennan Martin The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) – H2020 Lead European Programmes