EUROPE: The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking which co-ordinates EU railway research is seeking specialists to join a scientific steering group which is being established to provide the board with independent analysis and recommendations on scientific priorities for its research.

The steering group will have 12 members appointed for two-year terms. ‘Highly skilled and open-minded’ people with expertise in relevant research areas are invited to apply by June 30.

Fields of interest include railway systems, rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling and digital applications, telecoms, military mobility, information technology, artificial intelligence, economics and socio-economics.

AcronymTitleCo-ordinating organisation
RAIL4CITIES Railway stations for green and socially inclusive cities Factual Consulting
InBridge4EU Enhanced INterfaces and train categories FOR dynamic compatibility assessment of EUropean railway BRIDGEs Universidade Do Porto
BRIDGE2RAIL New methods towards a European dynamic interface between railway bridges and rolling stock Lulea Tekniska Universitet
Bridge Dynamics A comprehensive approach to the assessment of the dynamic compatibility of rolling stock and railway bridges: closing of important TSI open points Technische Universität Darmstadt
ESEP4Freight European Shift Enabler Portal 4 Freight Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
MAGIC Harmonised contract MAnagement for aGIle aCcess to Rail Freight and multimodal services in EU and beyond European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation - Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe
Academics4Rail Building a community of railway scientific researchers and academia for ERJU and enabling a network of PhDs (academia teaming with industry) Eurnex
LEADER 2030 Learnings for European Autonomy to Deliver Europe’s Rail in 2030 European Railway Clusters Initiative/ASBL
DACcord DAC migration roadmap towards deployment and related activities Railiable
Pods4Rail Concept Development of a System for Pods and Pod- Carriers to be used as Moving Infrastructures mainly for Rail, but as well for Road and Ropeways Siemens Mobility
MaDe4Rail Maglev-Derived Systems for Rail RFI

‘This call is an invitation and an opportunity for the best scientific experts to get involved in helping us build a future-proof, efficient and competitive rail network answering to users’ needs’, said Europe’s Rail JU Executive Director Giorgio Traviani on April 5.

  • Grants under the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking 2022-2 Call for Proposals were announced on March 31. The next call for proposals is expected to be launched in late 2023.