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Railways of the future

Event date
Brussels - Hotel Bloom
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


To address the challenges faced by the European railway industry with a focus on passenger experience, innovation and security, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), together with the European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC organise a workshop on “Railways of the future".  

The output of the event will allow to adjust standardization priorities and implementation roadmaps.

Programme and registration

Programme, registration and further information can be found on the CEN CENELEC website.

Please register online before 20 October 2017.


The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, together with the European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC, and the European Commission Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) have launched an initiative within the context of the European Forum on Science and Industry.

This initiative aims to bring the research, industry and standardisation communities closer together entitled "Putting Science into Standards" (PSIS).

As part of this initiative, workshops are held to facilitate screening of emerging science and technology areas to identify those where concerted research and standardisation activities are required to enable innovation and promote industrial competitiveness.

The event is driven by European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardisation.

The regulation states (article 9) that the Commission’s research facilities shall “provide European standardisation organisations with scientific input, in their areas of expertise, to ensure that European standards take into account economic competitiveness and societal needs such as environmental sustainability and safety and security concerns”.

The PSIS series of workshops moreover fits in Action 2 "Linking research and innovation with standardisation" of the European Joint Initiative on Standardisation (COM(2016)358).