KICK-OFF OF THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL 2021
Lisbon March 29

Rail transport will be promoted as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport, through events, campaigns and initiatives across the European Union. The launch event of the European Year of Rail Transport, co-organized with the European Commission, is a unique opportunity to discuss the benefits of the railroad for people, the economy and the climate, and the challenges that remain in creating a truly unique European rail space, without borders.

Schedule

Opening Ceremony
14:00 Pedro Nuno Santos | Minister for Infrastructure and Housing of Portugal
14:10 Adina Vălean | European Commissioner for Transport

Video Presentation
14:20 Trains connect people anywhere anytime

Keynote Speech
14:25 The Future of Rail in a Decarbonised and Digitalised Economy Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg | Member of the European Parliament

Debate
14:40 Rail Infrastructure, Interoperability, Connectivity and Territorial Cohesion
Henri Poupart-Lafarge | CEO of Alstom, on behalf of UNIFE - The European Rail Industry
Josef Doppelbauer | Executive Director of ERA - European Union Agency for Railways
Carlo Borghini | Executive Director of Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Francisco Cardoso dos Reis | Director of International Relations of IP- Infraestruturas de Portugal and Chairman of the UIC European Region

15:20 Modern Services, Smart Mobility and Integration Across Modes
Robert Homolya | CEO of MAV Hungarian Railways, on behalf of CER - The voice of European Railways
Clemens Först | Chairman of Rail Freight Forward - European Rail Freight Vision 2030
Erich Forster | CEO of WESTbahn, on behalf of AllRail - Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe
Joaquim Guerra | Director of Institutional and International Relations of CP - Comboios de Portugal

16:00 Inclusive Means of Transport with Rich History and Attractive Career Opportunities
Giorgio Tuti | Chair of the Railway Section of ETF - European Transport Workers’ Federation
Sandra Lima | Project Officer at EPF - European Passengers’ Federation
Koen Clement | General Manager of Europalia - Trains and Tracks
Martin Speer | Co-Founder of FreeInterrail, on behalf of Herr & Speer

Special Appearance
16:40 IRP - International Railway Passenger Transport Platform Findings following the Ministerial declaration of June 2020
Stientje van Veldhoven | State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands, on behalf of IRP 
Learn more about IRP here

Closing Ceremony
16:50 Karima Delli | Chair of the TRAN Committee European Parliament
16:55 Elisa Ferreira | European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

Speakers

Pedro Nuno Santos
Pedro Nuno SantosMinister for Infrastructure
and Housing of Portugal
Henri Poupart-Lafarge
Henri Poupart-Lafarge CEO of Alstom, on behalf of UNIFE
The European Rail Industry
Francisco Cardoso dos Reis
Francisco Cardoso dos Reis Director of International Relations of IP
Infraestruturas de Portugal
Erich Forster
Erich Forster CEO of WESTbahn, on behalf of AllRail
Alliance of Passenger Rail New Entrants in Europe
Sandra Lima
Sandra Lima Project Officer at EPF
European Passengers’ Federation
Stientje van Veldhoven
Stientje van Veldhoven State Secretary for Infrastructure
and Water Management of the Netherlands,
on behalf of IRP
Rosália Amorim
Rosália AmorimModerator
Director of Diário de Notícias
Adina Vălean
Adina Vălean European Commissioner
for Transport
Josef Doppelbauer
Josef Doppelbauer Executive Director of ERA
European Union Agency for Railways
Robert Homolya
Robert Homolya CEO of MAV Hungarian Railways, on behalf of
CER - The voice of European Railways
Joaquim Guerra
Joaquim Guerra Director of Institutional and International Relations of
CP - Comboios de Portugal
Koen Clement
Koen Clement General Manager of Europalia
Trains and Tracks
Karima Delli
Karima Delli Chair of the TRAN
Committee European Parliament
Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
Anna Deparnay-GrunenbergMember of the European Parliament
for the Greens/EFA
Carlo Borghini
Carlo Borghini Executive Director of
Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Clemens Först
Clemens Först Chairman of Rail Freight Forward
European Rail Freight Vision 2030
Giorgio Tuti
Giorgio Tuti Chair of the Railway Section of ETF
European Transport Workers’ Federation
Martin Speer
Martin Speer Co-Founder of FreeInterrail
on behalf of Herr & Speer
Elisa Ferreira
Elisa Ferreira European Commissioner
for Cohesion and Reforms
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