Talent and Expertise Development Platform (TEDP) 2nd Plenary meeting



Demands on railway organisations are changing: liberalisation, internationalisation/global market and supply chain, technical harmonisation and new technologies, as well as increasing service expectations, new social frameworks, demographic challenges and the loss of corporate knowledge.
These challenges also affect the competencies and skills of railway personnel.

The core objective of the Talent & Expertise Development Platform, coordinated by the UIC Expertise Development Unit & chaired by FS, is to enhance the effective operation of the different regional railway training markets, hence enhancing workforce development through sharing best practice in rail training across the entire industry.


  • to promote excellence in railway training through best practice models;
  • to identify new challenges and solutions for training & training technologies;
  • to provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge & experience amongst training professionals & managers.

Expected outputs

Having skilled trainers & a well trained workforce is leading to:

  • reduction of overall costs;
  • improved business performance;
  • enhance employees retention;
  • improved safety through better training & assessment;
  • maximise training efficiency & effectiveness and bring consistency throughout UIC members;
  • contributing to make railways a more competitive and innovative sector.


The TEDP (Talent & Expertise Development Platform) meetings are organised twice a year, or once a year when the same year than the UIC World Congress on Rail Training.

Due to COVID 19 situation, TEDP scheduled to be held in 2020 in Valencia is postponed until 2021.
Instead two plenary meetings are organised in 10th November 2020 and 10th December 2020.

Draft Agenda

9:30 - 9:40 AM Welcome

9:40 - 10:15 AM Permanent Observatory on future work & training

10:15 - 10:25 AM “Unite, Inspire, Connect” 6th edition of World Congress on Rail Training, September 2021

10:25 - 10:35 AM Short break

10:35 - 10:40 AM EU funded projects

10:40 - 11:15 AM EU funded project WE TRANSFORM

11:15 - 11:45 AM Recognising Emerging Practices Anticipating Industry Renewal – Erasmus+ REPAIR project

11:45 - 12:15 PM Round table N°2: Current situation at training centres. COVID-19 and learning. What has it changed? Challenges and opportunities

12:15 PM Next plenary meeting


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Thursday 19 November 2020