Mobility and Transport


Better accessibility for rail passengers conference

Better accessibility for rail passengers conference

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Better accessibility for rail passengers

Charlemagne Building, Brussels
Tuesday 26 April 2016, 9:00 - 13:00


The objective of this high-level event is to present the state-of-play regarding accessibility of the rail transport, share experiences and good practice as well as to discuss how the accessibility of rail transport could be improved further.

On 25 April 2016 a workshop will take place in order to support the Member States in developing their National Implementation Plans, with a view to progressively eliminate all identified barriers to accessibility. For more details on the workshop please write to

Who is expected to participate?

The conference will bring together high-level representatives from the European institutions and representatives of public and private stakeholders from the rail community.

Mr Henrik Hololei, Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) will open the conference, together with representatives of the Dutch Presidency of the Council and the European Parliament.

The panel discussion following the opening will involve representatives of National Authorities, of passengers and other rail stakeholders. Moreover, representatives of the European Commission will bring into the discussion relevant viewpoints from the perspective of the recent proposal for a European Accessibility Act, which will help people with disabilities to participate fully in society.

The conclusions of the conference will be drawn by Mr Olivier Onidi, Director "European mobility network" of DG MOVE.

The participation is open to all members of the rail community interested in exchanging views on various actions and initiatives aiming at further improving the accessibility for rail passengers.

You can already send us your questions to the high-level speakers and the panellists on twitter using the hashtag #accessrail . You can follow general updates from DG MOVE via @Transport_EU .

Conference Agenda



The registration for the conference is now open. Please register at:

Practical information

Address: Charlemagne Conference Centre, 170 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels

Interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, and Italian.

The conference room has a limited capacity; hence, it might be necessary to restrict the number of participants representing the same organisation.

Participation to the Conference is free of charge. The European Commission cannot cover any travel and/or accommodation costs of the participants.

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For all enquiries regarding the conference, please write as at: