UIC R&I Talks webinar series “Transport Research Arena 2024 - rail at Europe’s largest transport and mobility event” 29 May, 10:00-12:00 CET

UIC is pleased to invite you to a webinar on 29 May 2024, 10:00-12:00 CET, to provide feedback on the Transport Research Arena held in Dublin in April 2024. The webinar will be opened by Artur Fojud - UIC Head of Research & Innovation and then Mr Johan Jonsson from Trafikverket will give a brief overview on how the rail sector was represented at Europe’s largest event on transport and mobility this year. Mr Johan Jonsson will explain in detail TRA’s visions for rail, which were discussed together with other modes, divided into Road, Rail, Water and Cross Modal solutions for transport and mobility.

The UIC was represented at TRA by Several UIC delegates who had the possibility of presenting the work of several sectors and departments, promoting the global challenges faced by the rail transport, and the solutions and projects that the UIC has developed to overcome them.

In line with TRA 2024 key theme “Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility”, the UIC Sustainability advisors Pinar Yilmazer and Lorenzo Franzoni shared the latest activities and strategies of the UIC Noise and Vibration Sector and Sustainable Land Use Sector respectively.

Virginie Papillault, manager of the Human and Organisational Factors and Safety Culture at UIC had the opportunity to present a poster on MIND4CHANGE, a UIC opt-in project launched in 2023 until the end of 2025, co-constructed by SNCF groupe (France), Infrabel (Belgium), ÖBB (Austria), SLOVENSKE ŽELEZNICE (Slovenia), Renfe (Spain), RFI (Italy) Infraestruturas de Portugal (Portugal) and Network rail (UK).

Artur Fojud, UIC Head of Research and Innovation, engaged in discussions on pressing issues in transportation and mobility, particularly focusing on ongoing research addressed by the academic community. He notably participated in a special session organised by the European Railway Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), contributing to discussions on the new Railway Research Innovation Agenda (RRIA Document) currently in development, with the UIC playing an active role.

For more information about UIC’s involvement into the Transport Research Arena, please consult the latest eNews article:

If you would like to find out more about the main rail sector discussions on the Transport Research Arena, please register for the webinar using the form below:

For more information, please contact Arthur Fojud: fojud@uic.org

Or Christine Hassoun: hassoun@uic.org

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Tuesday 7 May 2024