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  • REGISTER NOW: Shift2Rail’s 2019 Information Day: Open Call for Proposals – …
    About our next Info Day: Our 2019 Information Day will provide you with an overview of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme, focusing in particular on the upcoming funding opportunities under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 Programme. It will take place on 6 February 2019 at the Square, Brussels (Coudenberg 3 entrance).   Who can attend? This event is aimed at interested companies and research organisations that wish to carry […]
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European Economic and Social Committee adopts a favourable opinion on Shift2Rail and asks EU for additional funding

During the plenary session on 25 March, EESC Members unanimously adopted an Opinion in which they highlight the crucial importance of Shift2Rail: "The EESC strongly backs the Shift2Rail initiative, which it sees as an important contribution to European industry in the strategic railway sector". In this regard, the EESC notably "stresses the importance of Shift2Rail for employment" and insists on "the importance of Shift2Rail to maintaining the competitiveness of the European industry, which still produces…

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EU Council gives green light to Shift2Rail and FRP technical pillar

Ministers that make up Europe's Transport Council today adopted a favourable position on the legal framework for the regulation establishing the Shift²Rail Joint Undertaking, while the council has also completed its work on the technical pillar of the Fourth Railway Package, which includes revising the role of the European Railway Agency (ERA). International Railway Journal

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Council agrees its position on the European Railway Agency

The proposal to include a Council Regulation establishing Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking in our priorities, reflects our strong interest in rail transport. Shift2Rail can serve as a tool for promoting rail transport research and advancing European rail transport system, as well as the industry and market development in this field. Hellenic Presidency

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Council agrees its position on the European Railway Agency

The Council adopted its position on a draft Council regulation intended to set up a public-private partnership called Shift2Rail joint undertaking, which will manage a research and innovation work programme to support the development of better rail services in Europe. Shift2Rail’s goal is to double the capacity of the railway transport system, to reduce its life-cycle cost by 50% and to increase the reliability and punctuality of rail services by 50%. Railway Insider

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The European Commission adopts Shift2Rail, tripling EU-funding for rail research and innovation

The European Commission published today the proposal for a Council regulation establishing the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (JU). This key initiative will make rail transport more attractive to millions of European passengers and freight users and boost the competitiveness of the most sustainable transport mode. In doing so, the R&D outputs of Shift2Rail will help solve the societal transport challenges outlined in Horizon2020 and realise the key objectives of the Commission’s 2011 White Paper on Transport. Shift2Rail…

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