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The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking has launched its first Call for Proposals for research activities in 2022. All stakeholders (e.g., research community, SMEs, operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers, integrators, start-ups, etc.) are encouraged to take part and thus contribute to building a more competitive and resource-efficient European mobility and transport system with rail at its core.

Geographical coverage, gender balance, equity creation, synergies, openness are all elements underpinning Europe’s Rail Call for Proposals and its destinations.

Details on the high-level planning of the research and innovation activities of Europe’s Rail are available in section 10 of the Multi-Annual Work Programme.

Participation Rules

Europe’s Rail operates under Horizon Europe rules, observing the principles of openness, transparency and excellence. Participation is open to all entities eligible in accordance with Horizon Europe. The best proposals — evaluated by independent experts — will be proposed for the award of a grant.

Funding and Tender Portal

The EU’s Funding and Tender Portal  is the single entry point that directs users to information on the EU’s funding opportunities and allows also interaction with the European Commission and its Executive Agencies, beyond Europe’s Rail. The portal offers services and tools to facilitate the monitoring and management of all proposals and projects.

All Europe’s Rail Call information and documents are centralised on the Funding and Tender Portal. These include:

  • call description
  • topics and submission service
  • call documents
  • FAQ and support

Data protection

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC applies to the processing of personal data carried out by the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking. For more information on the measures taken by the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking to protect your personal data with regard to the data processing operations in the context of grant applications as well as the rights you have as a data subject and how you can exercise these rights, please read the following privacy notice.

In accordance with Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail) is the legal and universal successor of the former Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU), which it replaced and succeeded. As appropriate, references in legal texts and other key documents to S2R JU shall be construed as references to EU-Rail.

Europe’s Rail 2022-1 Info Day

On 16 March 2022, Europe’s Rail held its first Info Day on the 2022 Call for Proposals. Access all files here.

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