The first ERRAC Strategic Board was held on 17 July in Brussels. UIC was represented by Director General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, and assisted by SNCF Strategy Director Pierre Messulam, representing the members of the UIC Regional Assembly for Europe. A very constructive discussion was held between the members present at the meeting on ERRAC’s future strategic plan. The research body also needs to provide input on its vision and specific projects as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.
To this end it was recalled that the Shift2Rail project was also a tool for this strategic plan and that the ERRAC members were giving their full support in this area.
The next meeting is planned to be held on 15 November 2013.