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Calls for Proposals Published

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking launched the first calls for proposals for S2R JU members (CFM) and non-JU members (OC), aimed at driving innovation in railways, under Horizon 2020. Indicative budget: €90 million EU funding Estimated projects value, including in kind contributions by the members, other than the Union or their affiliated entities: €170 million Full details can be seen here: H2020 call page More information: Multi Annual Action Plan : Press Release :

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Shift2Rail joins Horizon 2020 launch

Following its formal adoption by the European Union’s Council of Ministers on June 16, the Shift2Rail Joint Technology Initiative was launched at a conference in Brussels on July 9 alongside six other JTIs under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme. Railway Gazette

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EU Council formally adopts Shift2Rail

The Council of the European Union (EU) has formally adopted the regulation establishing the Shift2Rail joint undertaking for railway research following a meeting in Luxembourg on June 16. International Rail Journal

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Shift2Rail Regulation adopted

Meeting in Luxembourg on June 16, the European Union’s Council of Ministers formally adopted the Regulation establishing the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking to lead rail research and development over the next six years. Railway Gazette

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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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