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Ongoing Call for Proposals

Europe’s Rail Call for Proposals 2022-2 is open for submissions

Projects worth €35.8 million, against €14.7 million funding, are expected to be funded under the Europe’s Rail 2022-2 Call for Proposals for Exploratory Research and Other Activities, within the framework of the Europe’s Rail Amended Annual Work Programme 2022-2024. The application period is now open and submissions will be accepted until 14 December 2022 at 17:00 CET.

With three topics under Destination 7 (Innovation on new approaches for guided transport modes) and seven topics under Destination 8 (Exploratory research and other activities) this second Call of 2022 of the Europe’s Rail programme is expected to raise high interest in the transport community and beyond. The indicative Horizon Europe co-funding made available by the Europe’s Rail for this Call is €14.7 million, out of an estimated projects’ value of around €35.8 million.

With this Research and Innovation action, the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking intends to build a rail research and innovation community (cooperation/network/alliance) of scientific research entities (cooperation/network):

  • to strengthen, expand and optimise railway research and innovation capabilities through the sharing of world-class national facilities in Europe to contribute to the EU-Rail Programme or other funded multi-national programmes
  • to team up with industry for at least 6 -10 PhD positions.


Questions regarding the Call for Proposals 2022-2

Please note that proposals may be edited and re-submitted multiple times until the Call deadline/cut-off date, using the same proposal number. The system will only keep the most recent version that is submitted.

After the call deadline, the proposal may normally no longer be changed nor supplemented, unless it is to correct an obvious clerical error.

Candidates therefore take full responsibility for submitting and validating their proposal before the Call deadline.

Please note that all Call related questions shall be addressed only to the Europe’s Rail Call helpdesk, writing to Answers will be anonymised and published on a regular basis in the Funding and Tender Portal and on this Europe’s Rail webpage up to 14 days before the Call closure deadline.

In this respect, participants are encouraged to take into account, in their proposal preparation, the clarifications to Call-related issues that can be brought by the Europe’s Rail through the Q&A mechanism. The deadline for Q&A related to this Europe’s Rail Call for Proposals is Thursday 30 November 2022 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).

Useful documentation

All Call documents can be found in the Funding and Tender opportunities portal, for each Call topics. More here.

Info Day 2022-2

Europe’s Rail 2nd Info Day took place on 19 October 2022, online. The event gave an overview of the aims of the Europe’s Rail Research & Innovation Programme and introduced the possibilities to get involved in ensuring rail is the preferred mobility choice in Europe. For more information, please visit the following page: