Our new look judging panel will be chaired by Brian Simpson MEP and includes
Matthias Ruete, Director General, European Commission - DG Move; Monika
Heiming, Executive Director, European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM); François
Coart, President, European Rail Freight Association (ERFA); Marcel Verslype,
Executive Director, European Railway Agency (ERA); Alain Flausch, Secretary
General, UITP; and Willy Smeulders, Board Member, European Passenger
Over 300 of you entered the first ever Awards of the European Rail Congress from 23 countries right across Europe. 10 different countries were represented amongst the winners at last month's awards ceremony. We look forward to even more of you entering and participating in 2014.
The 2014 awards are now open for entries. The awards entry deadline is Wednesday 30 April 2014, entries can be made online at www.europeanrailcongress.com. Our Judges will then decide on the winners of each of the 18 award categories. These will be announced at the European Rail Congress Awards Dinner on 11 November in London. The finalists will be announced in June.
We all know that rail has the capability to play a key role in any sustainable
transport system by offering efficient, safe transport with low environmental
impact, and these strengths need to be articulated in the political decision-making
process as well as promoted in society. Through further raising the
profile of examples of best practice across Europe, the European Rail Congress
Awards aims to help influence the wider perception of rail.
Entrants can make their submissions
online to the 18 different award
Deadline for entries:
30 April 2014
Entries are welcome from both EU
and non-EU European countries.
Award winners will be announced at the 2nd annual Awards ceremony in London on 11 November 2014.