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Sectors: New technologies, Services, Transport

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: assisting to find solutions to the interoperability barriers for freight
Main beneficiaries: Ministries, National safety authorities, Infrastructure managers

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: assisting sector and authority to find concrete solutions to the issues
Main beneficiaries: Ministries, National safety authorities, Infrastructure managers

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To assist sector and authority to find concrete solutions to the interoperability barriers hampering international rail freight traffic;
* To create an efficient process involving the sector (including RFCs/Railway Undertakings (RUs)/Infrastructure Managers (IMs), national authorities and European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)/Commission to tackle and solve concrete operational interoperability issues

Priorities
* Braking;
* Train composition and technical checks at borders within Member States;
* Real time communication about train communication

Among financed actions
* Development and implementation of pilot projects;
* Development and implementation of IT tools or specifications for IT systems;
* Training of staff;
* Studies, analyses;
* Methodologies to transfer the knowledge from projects to other geographical areas/entities or at European level;
* Workshops or seminars

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: up to 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be established in a Member State;
– Be: international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies or entities established in a Member State;
– Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants: Ministries; National safety authorities; Infrastructure managers; Rail freight corridor as defined in Regulation (EU) No 913/2010; Associations of the above;
– Third Countries and entities established in third countries may participate in actions contributing to projects of common interest 

– The consortium must be composed of at least 4 legal entities and at least constist of three out of four the following stakeholder groups:
> 1 Railway Undertaking (as defined in point (1) of Article 3 of Directive 2012/34/EU, and any other public or private undertaking, the activity of which is to provide transport of goods and/or passengers by rail on the basis that the undertaking is to ensure traction; this also includes undertakings which provide traction only);
> 1 Ministry or 1 National safety Authority;
> 1 Infrastructure manager (as defined in point (2) of Article 3 of Directive 2012/34/EU)

– Actions must take place in at least two Member States