R&I impact and benefits to make rail attractive for stakeholders


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Annual Grant Programmes of the Directorate Generals of the European Commission

Identifier Code



R&I impact and benefits to make rail attractive for stakeholders


Project proposals are called to ensure that the technological and operational innovations resulting from the work of S2R and its future successor respond to a clear societal case and produce benefits to the final users in the scope of the sustainable and smart multi-modal door to door services and integrated logistic value chain, in particular starting with an investigation of the material already available on the Shift2Rail website.

Detailed Call Description

Project proposals should perform a top-down analysis by defining the most important stakeholders for both the passenger and the freight transport and their main conditions for seamless and optimised journeys/logistic with railways as the backbone.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Transport

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking