Started in January 2017, the EUMEDRAIL is an EU-funded project under the leadership of the Agency, to promote best practices, regulation and standards to the beneficiaries of the Southern Mediterranean Region including Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and regions under Palestinian Authority.
In accordance with the Regional Transport Action Plan signed by the ministers of transport, ERA will provide technical assistance for building up National Safety Authorities and National Accident investigation bodies in those regions, in accordance with European railway regulations for safe and interoperable railway transport, and that of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF).
Many EU neighbour states pursue ambitious plans to modernise railway systems. For example, Marokko will open the first highspeed railway line in Africa by end of 2018. EUMEDRAIL is working closely with OTIF to promote urban transport projects in those regions, but also to implement effective safety management systems, accident investigation, and train driver trainings.
The EUMEDRAIL activities are highly appreciated in the target regions, resulting in plans to establish further common and bilateral actions.
Following the EUMEDRAIL Kick-off meeting in October 2017, as part of the collaboration with the 8 beneficiaries of the Southern Mediterranean Region, a workshop on international railway regulations was organised on 6 February 2018 in Belgrade, with high ranking delegations from all target countries. An 'action plan conference' will be held on 23-25 April 2018 in Ljubljana.
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