The EUMedRail conference on National Action Plans organised by the European Union Agency for Railways on 23-25 April 2018 in Ljubljana, gathered public officials from Ministries of Transport, railway experts and international financial institutions to discuss the railway plans of the Southern Neighbourhood countries.
The 3-days-conference was opened by keynote speaker, Mr. Zoran Stančič, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia. The first day of the conference focused on presenting the Slovenian Railway System to the Southern Mediterranean partner countries. The Slovenian authorities discussed the railway transport system and the rail regulatory body in Slovenia. The partner delegations were able also to learn from the National Safety Authority and National Investigation Bodies. They also visited a signalling centre.
On 24th April, the delegations presented their current and future railway infrastructure projects and requested specific training activities in the framework of the EUMedRail project. These are intended to implement the Action 12 of the Regional Transport Action Plan on safety and interoperability and the cooperation with the ERA. Following the presentation of ERA on safety management systems and ERAIL and ERADIS Databases, several financial institutions presented instruments that could support the development of the railway projects.
On 25th April, delegations were briefed on the afternoon Southern Mediterranean Transport Ministerial Seminar and were invited to the Annual EUMedRail conference taking place on 9 and 10 October.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Mihm: Peter.MIHM@era.europa.eu
Rosa Exposito Guarne: Rosa.EXPOSITOGUARNE@era.europa.eu