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European Rail Safety 2020 conference

European Rail Safety 2020 conference

26-28 May 2020

Location: Valenciennes

European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)


26/05/2020, 08h30 – 17h00
27/05/2020, 08h30 – 17h00
28/05/2020, 08h30 – 17h00

Following the successful safety summit in 2018, it is our pleasure to announce the European Rail Safety 2020 conference, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th May 2020, in Valenciennes, France.

After the latest novelties in the EU railway safety legislation and the related challenges, it is time for European rail leaders and professionals to meet and reflect on the safety developments within and outside the sector. Identifying cross-industry good practices to drive cultural change is paramount to accomplish the goal of Europe as world leader in railway safety.

To involve participants, foster dialogue and share safety learnings, we have foreseen dedicated workshops on the 28th May.

The conference topics will be:

  • Cultural changes > Create a common understanding of the European railway safety culture model and how it can be used as a framework to achieve sustainable and safe performance
  • Safety Leadership > Design and implement initiatives to develop safety leadership skills targeting rail safety managers at all levels
  • Assessing the reality > Share lessons learnt on governance and management of railway safety
  • Certification of entities in charge of maintenance of vehicles (ECM) regulation > Address how the new regulation will make railway safer and more efficient

On the 26th May, the event will deal with the new ECM regulation and on the 27th and the 28th the conference will address safety culture and safety leadership. You can sign up to the days you are interested in.

For any further questions, please contact the conference team