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TOPIC : Development of functional requirements for sustainable and attractive European Rail Freight

Topic identifier: S2R-CFM-IP5-01-2015
Publication date: 17 December 2015

Types of action: Shift2Rail-RIA Research and Innovation action
Opening date:
17 December 2015
Deadline: 17 March 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-JTI-Shift2Rail-2015
Work Programme Part: Shift2Rail Work Plan 2015
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

For the full topic description, please refer to Annex I (2015 Call for proposals for the JU members) of the 2015 Annual Work Plan.

Topic conditions and documents

[Shift2Rail JU 2015 call for proposals]

Topic for S2R JU Members
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

Full description of the topics: Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan (Annex I call for S2R members, Annex II call for non-members)

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the main H2020 Work Programme and the Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the main H2020 Work Programme and the Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes and the Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process and the Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan.
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    Proposal templates for Shift2Rail JU members and non-members are available after entering the SEP submission tool
    Shift2Rail Multi-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement 
    Shift2Rail Mono-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement (for information)
    Standard evaluation form 
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
    Financial support to third parties - where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.
  7. Additional documents

    Shift2Rail JU 2015 Annual Work Plan 
    Shift2Rail Master Plan
    Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP)
    Shift2Rail Establishment Regulation
    Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Members

    Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
    Horizon 2020 Specific Programme


Additional documents

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