With the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
ERRAC has been developing since 2014 a strong collaboration work with the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. Contributing to support the delivery of its programme, ERRAC is particularly engaged in setting out the argument for Shift2Rail2; the Rail 2050 Vision is in that regard a ﬁ rst stake in the ground from the united sector to call for a continuation of the Joint Undertaking model.
This notably goes through a programme “gap” analysis (including social economic, climate change/energy, cities/urbanisation etc) on the basis of feedback from Shift2Rail and the further identiﬁ cation complimentary funding for rail’s innovation needs including work on global trends such as decarbonisation. Autarkic development not being the most productive way of doing R&I in a world of multimodality, ERRAC constantly seeks to identify areas where greater synergies can be developed between the railway sector and other modes of transport.
This mission materialises in the liaison and cooperation with other ETPs (ACARE, ALICE, ERTRAC, WATERBORNE) to promote common approaches that will enhance multimodal research and innovation. Last but certainly not least, ERRAC has a role to play with the national level of railway research and innovation, actively building consensus and improving synergy between EU, national and private railway research.