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HE/EU-RAIL – Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking – 2022

HE/EU-RAIL - Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking, aiming at speeding up researching, developing and deploying operational and technological innovative solutions to achieve the radical transformation of the rail system and deliver on European Green Deal objectives.

Detailed budget by topic below

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Buildings & Public Works Research & Innovation Transport
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
  • Member States
  • Associated Countries
  • Low and middle-income countries

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Priorities and funded actions

Some Horizon Europe budgets are structured in response to policy ambitions (“destinations”) and deployed through calls for proposals targeting more specific thematic/sector (“Topics”). Thus, your application must be linked to a topic of a call for proposals.

Various categories of projects are eligible:

  • RIA, Research and Innovation Actions: Basic and applied research / Technology development and adoption / Testing and validation of a prototype in the laboratory.
  • IA, Innovation Actions: Prototypes, tests, demonstrations, pilot projects, market placement. These actions may include limited R&D activities.
  • CSA, Coordination and Support Actions: Networking, studies & conferences, communication, studies for new research infrastructures.
  • MSCA, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions / ERC individual grants: Training networks for researchers, Individual grants for experienced researchers, Staff exchange – mobility for researchers and non-scientific staff.

In addition, calls specify the categories of eligible beneficiaries:

  • Collaborative projects, composed of a coordinator and several partners organisations (consortium)
  • Single-beneficiary projects, involving a single organization
  • Individual scholarships, open to natural persons in their own name with their home institution



  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA1-TT-01: Network management planning and control & Mobility Management in a multimodal environment and Digital Enablers
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA2-01:Digital & Automated up to Autonomous Train Operations
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA3-01: Intelligent & Integrated asset management
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA4-01: A sustainable and green rail system
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA5-01: Sustainable Competitive Digital Green Rail Freight Services
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA6-01: Regional rail services / Innovative rail services to revitalise capillary lines

Detailed budget per topic:

  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA1-TT-01: 38 million euro
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA2-01: 54.3 million euro
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA3-01: 46.3 million euro
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA4-01: 38.3 million euro
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA5-01: 40.6 million euro
  • HORIZON-ER-JU-2022-FA6-01: 16.5 million euro

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