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Newsletter 14

A message from Shift2Rail’s Executive Director during this exceptional period

I would like to take this opportunity to share a personal note with you all during this exceptional period. As a European Italian citizen from Milano, I have asked myself many times what more can I do to offer support in the current situation. What I can tell you is that Shift2Rail staff are fully committed and operational, and so my answer is that I need to ensure, together with them and our Members, that…

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Online launch of the Shift2Rail R&I Awards 2020 coming soon!

Shift2Rail is looking forward to launch its Research and Innovation Awards in a webinar open to Members and partners of Shift2Rail projects. The prizes aim to acknowledge the commitment and progress accomplished by the teams working in Shift2Rail funded projects throughout Europe and beyond to deliver the Shift2Rail R&I Programme, creating innovative solutions to deliver a transformation of Europe’s railway systems. Applications for the best Shift2Rail projects will be open for the following four categories:…

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The rail community’s response to COVID-19

For Shift2Rail members, together with the wider railway community, keeping essential passenger and freight services running while protecting rail staff, is a priority during the coronavirus outbreak. At this critical time, railway companies across Europe are closely collaborating with public authorities at European, national and regional level to ensure that the mobility needs of health workers and other citizens with socially critical functions, as well as businesses, are met. The rail sector, as other sectors,…

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SAVE THE DATE! Shift2Rail projects to showcase their results at a joint forum

The Shift2Rail Projects Joint Forum will take place on 21 – 22 October in Brussels and present the results of 11 Shift2Rail projects from across our R&I programme. During the event all 11 projects (see table below) will present their results achieved to date, and how they contribute to achieving the innovation capabilities required for the railway sector to produce value-added products and services. It will be an opportunity to better understand the connections between…

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#StayingConnected during the #coronavirus outbreak

Adapting to the situation As of 16 March, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is following the guidelines of the European Commission announced by President von der Leyen, in view of the Coronavirus outbreak. All colleagues in non-critical functions are teleworking until further notice. We are committed to acting responsibly to tackle this exceptional situation, while continuing to deliver for European citizens, by implementing a determined, coordinated and united approach, and looking forward to a sustainable future.…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: European Commission proposes 2021 as the European Year of Rail!

  We are delighted to share with our Members, projects, partners and stakeholders the news that the European Commission has proposed 2021 as the European Year of Rail! The initiative will be a game changer for positioning rail at the heart of achieving the European Green Deal. Interested in knowing more about rail research and innovation, and its innovation potential to shape the future of mobility and transport? Together with the European Commission, Shift2Rail is…

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