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  • Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission to the …
    Europe’s Rail partnership, the successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, has been officially announced today by the European Commission as part of a proposal for the set-up of 10 new European Partnerships under the Horizon Europe programme. All the partnerships share the objective of achieving a climate neutral and digital Europe. Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will build on the successful results of Shift2Rail’s work with its […]
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Shift2Rail and its successor are a unique opportunity for the sector to overcome the challenges in front of us

Our Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, was recently interviewed by RailGrup to talk about the main challenges for the rail sector at European level. He underlines the importance of a shared vision on the future concept of operations and an understanding of clients’ needs in order to create a competitive European rail network. The future of the sector depends on the capacity to compete with other mobility and transport systems, taking advantage of its strengths and…

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The rail industry’s strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail

Last week during its General Assembly, the Presiding Board of the European Rail Supply Industry Association, Unife, voiced strong support for the continuation of Shift2Rail under Horizon Europe, stating: “Today, we call once again on the European Commission to help us stay at the forefront of innovation by proposing the continuation of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking with a programme of activities of €3.3bn, supported by an EU Contribution of €1.5bn under Horizon Europe.” The rail…

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Rail freight transport: European, sustainable and attractive

There is no EU Green Deal without rail. This is especially true for rail freight, which can be pivotal in supporting a sustainable and digital logistic value chain. Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 5 (IP5) “Technologies for Sustainable and Attractive European Rail Freight” was built to address freight challenges, and is the platform for designing, testing and maturing innovations for the rail freight sector in Europe. IP5 provides a unique set-up for a collaboration between railway undertakings,…

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Shift2Rail Innovation Days 2020 – Save the Date!

Due to the pandemic, during the past months a series of events have been cancelled. We want to nevertheless secure an opportunity to show all the results achieved and the efforts made by our Members and partners working in the Shift2Rail Research and Innovation Programme. To enable us to do just that, we are delighted to announce the Shift2Rail Innovation Days – an opportunity for the European railway community to see how far our innovations…

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Support the coronavirus global response effort

This month the European Union and its partners launched the coronavirus global response campaign. Want to know how you can help raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines for global deployment at an affordable price? All you need to do is help us raise awareness and spread the word about the important role of research and innovation. Use the key messages below through all your professional and personal means to ensure we work for…

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European Commission guidelines on restoration of transport services

Earlier this month, the European Commission presented its Tourism and Transport package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, while respecting health precautions. The guidelines include specific recommendations for rail, amongst other transport modes, including limiting contact among passengers and between passengers and transport workers, reducing passenger density, and the use of personal protective equipment.   The Commission's Tourism and Transport package includes: An overall…

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