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Annual Activity Reports

Europe's Rail Annual Activity Report is a yearly publication highlighting the progress made by all five Shift2Rail's research & innovation programmes and cross-cutting activities during the previous year. The Annual Activity Reports also include details about Shift2Rail's and Europe's Rail's Call for Proposals including a list of projects and financial details for each year. To read the Annual Activity Reports 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 please click on the covers below. In…

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  The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) contributes to smart and sustainable growth by developing cutting-edge innovative solutions to create the railway systems of the future for passengers and freight transport mode. Funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, the Shift2Rail JU addresses evolving needs of EU citizens, targets life-cycle cost & efficiency of rail systems, and develops the necessary technologies to complete the Single European Railway Area (SERA). The R&I Programme focuses on demonstration activities…

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Multi-Annual Action Plan

  The Shift2Rail JU Multi-Annual Action Plan (MAAP) consists of two parts: Part A - Executive View, adopted by the Shift2Rail JU Governing Board on 27 October 2017; Part B - Technical Content, adopted by the Shift2Rail JU Governing Board on 14 November 2019. There is a need to maintain the original MAAP adopted by the Shift2Rail JU Governing Board on 27 November 2015 as reference document in cases of doubts with regard, for example,…

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Shift2Rail’s new Innovation Programme: IPX

Shift2Rail IPX Programme Manager Gorazd Marinic shares with us what is meant by the disruptive innovation and exploratory research at the heart of this new Shift2Rail Innovation Programme. How would you describe Innovation Programme X (IPx)? IPx is for the first time creating a common vision on Rail Functional System Architecture and developing a Conceptual Data Model (CDM), which will enable a single view of the sector, a common approach on designing various solutions and…

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and the region of the Basque Country

The signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Shift2rail and the region of the Basque Country took place on Wednesday 22 January, during the Basque Railway 2020 conference in San Sebastián, bringing together over 400 rail professionals from across the sector. The objective of this new cooperation is to identify common priorities and potential synergies between the funding instruments that are available at the European Union, national and regional levels to move rail Research & Innovation…

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Shift2Rail and the region of the Basque Country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding between Shift2Rail and the region of the Basque Country was signed on the 22 January at the Basque Railway 2020 Event in San Sebastián helping to advance regional mobility and transport through European-wide R&I and find synergies between different funding mechanisms available at the EU, national and regional levels. Shift2Rail believes that rail can become the backbone of the future sustainable carbon-neutral mobility and transport system, and working together with regions…

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