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European Week of Regions and Cities

Brussels, Belgium



During #EURegionsWeek we co-organised two exciting online rail events with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport.

We discussed how rail connects regions and generates growth and opportunities. We count on the involvement of regions to help increase the share of passengers and goods transported by rail, thereby contributing to the European Green Deal objectives. We also count on regions’ support to help us make the European Year of Rail a success in 2021!

20 October (9.30 – 11.00): Workshop on the role of rail for a smart & green recovery

This first high-level discussion focused on the needs of the regions and railway systems of the future, the promotion of transport and tourism in remote regions, safety, jobs and skills in the rail sector, in anticipation of the #EUYearofRail 2021.


21 October (12.30 – 13.30): Exhibitor’s pitch on the regions’ role in the #EUYearofRail

Our pitch session took place the following day and demonstrated how the rail community will play a major role in driving sustainable mobility by highlighting Shift2Rail’s R&I results and plans for the European Year of Rail, aimed at delivering a climate-neutral mobility and transport system for European citizens and businesses, with a special focus on regions’ and cities’ active participation.