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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 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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Shift2Rail officially launched alongside other Horizon2020 JTIs at the European Commission’s launch event in Brussels

BRUSSELS—European Commission President José Manuel Barroso greeted CEOs and leadership of seven public private partnerships set up under the EU’s new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The seven PPPs: Bio-based Industries, Clean Sky 2, Electronic Components and Systems, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2, Innovative Medicines Initiative 2, SESAR, and Shift2Rail, exhibited their programmes to President Barroso, Research Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn and the event’s attendees. Following the exhibition, President Barroso gave the keynote speech during a…

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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 officially adopts the Shift2Rail Regulation; the Joint Undertaking for Rail Research is now a reality

Following the positive opinions released by both the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament in March and April this year, this final Council’s adoption marks the end of the legislative process and the beginning of a truly new era for rail research and innovation in Europe. Shift2Rail is an unprecedented joint effort by the European rail sector and the European Union to create a step change in rail technology in order to meet…

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