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25 Apr 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with Dutch National Safety Authority
The President of the Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (ILT) Roeland Nieuweboer and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of the Netherlands in Utrecht.

15 Apr 2019

Signature of Headquarters Agreement
We are pleased to announce the signature of the Headquarters Agreement between the Agency and the French government.

09 Apr 2019

Cooperation agreement signed with German Federal Railway Authority
The President of the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA) Gerald Hörster and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the German Federal Railway Authority.

03 Apr 2019

1st workshop on Safety Culture Assessment by the Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture (ICSI) and the EU Agency for Railways
Workshop on safety culture assessment aiming to produce guidelines on safety culture assessment. Material developed during this event will be tested within Nordjyske Jernbaner (DK).

26 Mar 2019

ERA and ICSI (Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture) sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of safety culture and safety management in railways
ERA and the Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture (ICSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of safety culture and safety management. This cooperation aims at improving railway safety by developing a positive safety culture in any EU railway organisation.

21 Mar 2019

EUMedRail: delegations from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine met in The Hague to discuss rail safety
The EU Agency for Railways organised on 20 and 21 March 2019 in co-operation with the Ministry of Transport of the Netherlands and ILT (Environment and Transport Inspectorate). Invited experts from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine were able to benefit from European railway expertise. The delegations improved understanding on the main tasks of the NSAs (National Safety Authorities), including the issue and revocation of safety certificates and vehicle authorisations, licences of train drivers and supervision to ensure safe railway operation.

18 Mar 2019

Bringing the Benefits of Global Satellite Navigation to Railway Customers in Europe and Beyond
Vienna, 18 March 2019 – The Austrian Infrastructure Minister Nobert Hofer welcomed an illustrious group of European and international experts to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European railway sector in Vienna.

05 Mar 2019

50th meeting of the ERA-OSJD Contact Group
The 50th meeting of the ERA-OSJD Contact Group took place in Lille on 05-07 March 2019. Welcome speeches greeting the participants of the anniversary meeting were given by ERA’s Executive Director and representatives of the OSJD Committee and DG MOVE. The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) and the Organisation for Co-operation between Railways OSJD (http://en.osjd.org/) have been in cooperation since 2007 in the framework of the Memorandum for Understanding.

16 Feb 2019

One-Stop Shop is online
An important achievement of the Agency, the railway sector and national authorities: The One-Stop Shop (OSS) is available to applicants as the single entry point for new tasks of the Agency.

14 Feb 2019

EUMedRail and IPA workshop in Belgrade
From the 12th to the 14th of February, the EU Agency for Railways together with the Directorate for Railways in Serbia (National Safety Authority) held a workshop on Safety Management System and Safety Culture at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, in Belgrade.