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Mobility and Transport

What do we want to achieve ?

Over the last 25 years the Commission has been very active in proposing restructuring the European rail transport market and in order to strengthen the position of railways vis-à-vis other transport modes. The Commission's efforts have concentrated on three major areas which are all crucial for developing a strong and competitive rail transport industry: (1) opening the rail transport market to competition, (2) improving the interoperability and safety of national networks and (3) developing rail transport infrastructure.

2021 - The European Year of Rail

In 2021, all eyes were on rail and its role for the smart and sustainable future of EU transport. Find out all about the initiative here.

Connecting Europe Express

As part of the European Year of Rail, a special EU train criss-crossed the continent from 2 September to 7 October 2021, stopping in over 200 towns and cities in 26 countries: The Connecting Europe Express! Find out all about it here.


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Europe’s Rail publishes its Call for Proposals 2022-1

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.