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The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (JU) has launched its first Call for Proposals for research activities in 2015. All stakeholders (e.g. large industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), technology providers and academia) are encouraged to take part and thus help build a more competitive and resource-efficient European transport system.

Participation Rules

The Shift2Rail JU operates under Horizon 2020 rules observing the principles of openness, transparency and excellence. Participation is open to all, and the best proposals — evaluated by independent experts — will win.

Participant Portal

Horizon 2020’s Participant Portal is the single entry point that directs users to information on the EU’s research and innovation (R&I) funding, and allows interaction with the European Commission and its Executive Agencies. The portal offers services and tools to facilitate the monitoring and management of your proposals and projects.

All Shift2Rail JU Call information and documents are centralised on the Participant Portal. These include:

  • call description
  • topics and submission service
  • call documents
  • FAQ and support

News for British applicants to Horizon 2020

Data protection

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC  applies to the processing of personal data carried out by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. For more information  on the measures taken by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking to protect your personal data with regard to the data processing operations in the context of grant applications as well as the rights you have as a data subject and how you can exercise these rights, please read the S2R JU privacy notice.

The Shift2Rail JU’s 2016 Info Day

On 20 January 2016, the Shift2Rail JU held its first Info Day in Brussels on the 2016 Shift2Rail JU funding call for proposals. The presentations are available here

The Shift2Rail JU’s 2017 Info Day

On 12 December 2017, the Shift2Rail JU held its second Info Day in Brussels on the 2018 Shift2Rail JU funding call for proposals. The presentations are available here.