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Press Release: Shift2Rail awards grants for its Call for proposals 2017

The S2R JU is delighted to announce that following the publication last November of its 2017 call for proposals, and the finalisation of the evaluation procedure, 17 grants will be awarded for a total value of the actions of 110.9M€, co-financed by S2R up to 60.1M€. Please see the full Press Release here

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Shift2Rail at SIFER 2017

Shift2Rail is attending the 10th International Exhibition of Railway Technology from 21 to 23 March in Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, France. Come and visit us at the stand n°1/362. Check out the programme More information about SIFER 2017

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Shift2Rail at the 2014 Transport Research Arena Conference

PARIS, 15 April 2014 Shift2Rail is promoted at the 2014 Transport Arena Conference which is taking place from 14-17 April in Paris. Members of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, visited the UNIFE stand on Monday to review the progress being made on the many rail research projects being coordinated by UNIFE and Shift2Rail. The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking for Rail Research is expected to be approved by the European…

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Shift2Rail declared a priority of the Hellenic Presidency

Athens, 19 February 2014.- At the initiative of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU, decision makers and transport leaders from the EU institutions, executives from the European rail sector, Greek rail stakeholders, research centres and academia gathered in Athens today to officially present the Commission’s proposal to establish Shift2Rail—a public-private partnership to invest in research and development in the rail sector. The Commission has proposed €450 Million for the period of 2014-2020 to be met by…

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Strong Support for Shift2Rail voiced by the Commission, diverse stakeholders at Shift2Rail Stakeholder meeting

Brussels. On 12 September, the European Commission held a public stakeholders hearing on Shift2Rail that brought together more than 100 participants. This public hearing, chaired by Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director of the European Mobility Network of DG Move, was the occasion for Shift2Rail promoters to show their strong mobilisation (with no less than 37 signatory industrial companies, operators, infrastructure managers, and research organisations represented) and deliver their key messages on the future programme to the…

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The European Commission confirms the preparation of a “potential Joint Undertaking in the railway sector” in its Communication on PPPs in Horizon 2020

The European Commission published on 10 July several legislative proposals for the renewal of existing JTIs (such as Clean Sky) and the creation of a new one (on bio-based industries). In the official Communication accompanying these legislative proposals, the Commission set out how it intends to strengthen industrial engagement in Horizon 2020 through further public-private partnerships. The Commission then confirmed that: “the scale of research and innovation effort and the policy need to complete the…

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