Rail Forum Europe event on the future of Shift2Rail03/05/2017
Continuity and adaptation to ongoing challenges are needed in order to make the Shift2Rail Programme a success story and pave the way for its successor Shift2Rail 2.0 under the next European Commission’s Framework Programme 9 (FP9). This was the key message put forward by UNIFE and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (JU) at the RFE breakfast-event held in Brussels on 3 May.
Carlo Borghini (Shift2Rail Executive Director) declared: “Shift2Rail will provide the necessary platform for European R&I to deliver innovative solutions to complete the Single European Railway Area”.
Philippe Citroën (UNIFE Director General) said: “UNIFE calls for Shift2Rail 2.0 in the next EU Research FP9, in continuity with the activities being currently developed under Shift2Rail and in response to new challenges, such as urban transport and digitalisation.”