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Shift2Rail Regional Cooperation Workshop: 09.10.2019

Shift2Rail’s Regional Cooperation Workshop took place on 9 October in Brussels. As a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the workshop focused on building synergies between Shift2Rail and European Structural Investment Funds.

Regional Cooperation - Side Event of the European Week of the Regions and Cities

Following a report published on 20 May by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre inviting Joint Undertakings to explore different possibilities for collaboration with European Structural and Investment Funds, Shift2Rail decided to organize a workshop bringing together representatives from the regions, the European Commission and Parliament as well as Joint Undertakings to discuss possibilities for collaboration. Shift2Rail Regional Cooperation Workshop on 9 October offered stakeholders the possibility to share expertise and success stories as well as to discuss possibilities to further enhance cooperation. In addition, the workshop offered regional representatives the possibility to have bilateral meetings with Shift2Rail’s management allowing for collaboration opportunities to be discussed in more detail.

The workshop took place as a side event of European Week of the Regions and Cities which ran from 7-10 October in Brussels. The European Week of Regions and Cities is expected to bring together around 6,000 visitors from more than 70 countries. See more information about the Week of the Regions and Cities here.

Presentations used during the workshop can be found here for those who were unable to attend but are still interested.

Reminder notice that the European Commission’s online consultation on European Partnership for transforming Europe’s rail system (Horizon Europe programme) is open until 6 November 2019, and can be accessed here. The feedback gathered from this public consultation will provide crucial input for the impact assessment work for these candidate partnerships.