Call for proposals 2021 - Horizon Europe - Shift2Rail JU 2021 H2020-S2RJU-2021 Closed!


In 2021, the priorities will be on:

  1. delivering the ERTMS game changers (telecoms, localization, moving blocks, automation), also in view of their integration in the TSI 2022 package, with the objective to ensure the evolution of the system towards Baseline 3 and its market uptake;
  2. reach higher TRL level towards demonstrators, completion and possibly future ITDs (Integrated Technology Demonstrators) in the different IPs;
  3. explore new areas and new technologies that will contribute to foster the system transformation of railway;
  4. adjust the current objectives to the forthcoming challenges of S2R, linked to the future concept of operations and functional system architecture, with particular reference to the L4R projects.


This call covers the following topics:

  • S2R-OC-CCA-01-2021: R&I impact and benefits to make rail attractive for stakeholders
  • S2R-OC-IP5-01-2021: Digital Automated Coupler innovation for the European Delivery Programme

European community funding

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

  • 1,77 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 May 2021 - 5 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2021 (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 Research

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