General Information

Europe’s Rail Partnership aims to accelerate development and deployment of innovative technologies (especially digital andautomation) and deliver on European Green Deal objectives (e.g. shift substantial part of the75% of inland freight carried today by road to rail and inland waterways). Outputs wouldbecome a mandatory part of the target rail system. Develop solutions with broad supportacross EU–up to 75% market uptake by 2030, improving the competitiveness of rail andsupport the European technological leadership in rail. For details of Europe’s Rail Partnership, please visit and examine the proposed content.

  • 600 Million Euro (EC Contribution) in total

Projects worth €390 million, against €234 million funding, are expected to be funded under the Europe’s Rail 2022-1 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities, within the framework of the Europe’s Rail Annual Work Programme 2022-2024. The application period is now open (from 1st March 2022) and submissions will be accepted until 23 June 2022.

This very first Call of the Europe’s Rail programme is expected to raise high interest in the transport community and beyond. The Call builds upon the results of the Shift2Rail Programme, to reach high TRL levels, paving the way to the deployment of innovative operational and technological solutions in the areas of European rail network management, automation and digitalisation of rail operations, sustainable and resilient systems, rail freight in the supply chain perspective and regional and capillary lines. It sets the basisfor rail to accelerate its contribution to the European Green Deal, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and the Fit for 55 Package, in a context of recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The systemic approach introduced by the programme’s System Pillar will frame the works

You can write questions about the new Call to Please note that the deadline for submitting questions related to Europe’s Rail Call for Proposals is 9 June 2022 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).

The full details of the Call for Proposals 2022 are available here.

Another Call for Proposals covering exploratory research and other activities, will be launched in the second half of 2022 and it will be followed by others on a yearly basis indicatively.