Kick-off meeting

16 December 2020

The Safe4Rail-3 project kick-off was held on 16th December 2020 by Teams app. The meeting gathers project partners and representatives of Shift2Rail JU and complementary project CONNECTA-3.

Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of the Safe4Rail-3 project within Shift2Rail program. Safe4Rail-3 will contribute to the success of the program and their main objectives throughout the improvement of the next generation for Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS)

S2R's expectations in regards the project and key administrative, financial and legal aspects were presented by Gorazd Marinic (Shift2Rail JU Programme Manager) before the general and technical project introduction from Jose Bertolin (Safe4Rail-3 Coordinator) and Mohammed Abuteir (Safe4Rail-3 Technical Leader).

The rest of the session was dedicated to highlight the planned technical activities related to the next generation of TCMS in the two last projects of IP1 T.D1.2 within Shift2Rail programme. Igor Lopez (CONNECTA-3 Coordinator) started this part of the session with the presentation of the scope, objectives and main challenges of CONNECTA-3. Afterwards Safe4Rail-3 WPs leaders introduced each technical WP in terms of Objectives, Tasks, Timeline, Deliverables and Collaboration. A fruitful discussion was held afterwards to stablish the basis of the collaboration between the projects.

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