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Job Opportunities for the Railway Community of Tomorrow

Objective

The purpose of FUTURAIL is to foster a better match between the human resources needs to make railways a more competitive and innovative sector. Rail Transport is a future oriented industry, striving to offer an even more attractive, affordable, safe, clean, competitive and reliable transport mode. The more competitive we envisage the sector to turn into, the more we need focused training and education programs to support it. FUTURAIL will act by matching demand and supply of the required skills and competencies to foster the development of the sector. Europe needs rail and rail in turn, needs to upgrade its knowledge, skills and competencies by attracting new talents and skilled staff with ambitions to face the challenges of the sector. In line with ERRAC, FUTURAIL lies on the experience and objectives of the EURNEX network, building on the extensive data collection lodged in its knowledge centre. FUTURAIL will transform this material into valuable inputs for attraction and development of human resources in the sector. FUTURAIL objectives are: • Disseminate the social, economic and industrial benefits of education and research in the railway sector and promote the idea that society needs advanced technologies and further education as applied to a highly innovative and technological developed sector. • Identify and develop actions promoting and supporting women participation for the benefit of outstanding railway transports research. • To identify the necessary skills and expertises for the future jobs in the railway sector • To establish the close link between demand (rail industry and operators) and providers (Universities) of academic education and training • To organise competitions between Universities (also involving high schools) for innovative new education concepts/curricula that are capable to meet the future railway sector requirements • To organise specifically tailored events to attract young people for academic jobs in the railway sector

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 80 849
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)

Participants (4)

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 37 985
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Amirault (Ms.)
EURNEX e. V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 26 750
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 12
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang H. Steinicke (Mr.)
TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iris Hüttner (Ms.)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER I TRASPORTI E LA LOGISTICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 576
Address
Via All' Opera Pia 11A
16145 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marina Fracchia (Dr.)