Call for proposals 2019 - Enhancing the cooperation between Railway Stakeholders for improving safety culture MOVE/C4/2020-103 Closed!


The objective of this Programme Support Action is to assist the European rail sector in sharing knowledge and best practices on safety culture to support new approaches to safety management.

The action should result in a shared understanding of what are the possible opportunities, benefits but also blockers to a more mature and just safety culture. It shall prepare grounds for implementation for occurrence reporting.


The Twinning program will be implemented through the following activities:

  • Kick-off workshop: A workshop will be organised between the participants, the European Railways Agency and the European Commission. This workshop will set the definitive goals and technical framework for the action.
  • Action plan: After the workshop, the consortium will deliver an action plan for the twinning. Once approved by the Commission (with the advice from the European Railways Agency) , it will be sue as route map for the twinning
  • Structured twinning activities: during this fase, will take place the Implementation of the activities describe in the action plan; including peer review; exchange of best practise in active on the spot learning; assessment of suitable IT tools; or any other tools. This will take place in 2 phases, with an evaluation in the middle.
  • Mid-action evaluation – After one year of the twinning activities, the consortium will deliver a report on the status of the programme and the goals achieved. Based on this, the European Commission, in collaboration with the European Railways Agency, will deliver its recommendation (if need) to be implemented in the second phase of the twinning actions.
  • Final Conference : After the end of the twinning actions a final conference will be organised by the Consortium in Brussels to present the outcome of the programme for the participants and the useful lessons to share with EU stakeholders in the field of rail safety.
  • Final report : After the conference, the Consortium will deliver a report and the info sharing instruments (report, IT-tool, training, other) agreed with the Commission.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 November 2019 - almost two years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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