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Acronym: TER4RAIL
EU Contributions: 500 000€
Duration: 24 months
Project start date: 01/12/2018
Project end date: 30/11/2020
Partners: 7 partners from 5 countries
Project coordinator: EURNEX e. V.
Grant agreement n°826055


TER4RAIL entails a coordination and support action to determine transversal exploratory research activities among different actors that are beneficial for railways. The Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) will play a central role in the establishment of future interoperable railway systems suitable for European society and environment. However, due to the rapid pace of technological change and innovation, it is necessary to be aware of the novel possibilities that can enable an increasingly sustainable progress in this regard.

Additionally, the European railway community is represented by different actors (industry, academia, users, researchers, and policy makers) with different perceptions regarding technological applications and different objectives for the future.

With regard to this context, the work of TER4RAIL is organised as follows:

  • TER4RAIL will identify and monitor new opportunities for innovative research and facilitate the cross-fertilisation of knowledge from other disciplines, at what is referred to as the Rail Innovative Research Observatory. Permanent contact with other relevant sectors will have a prominent role in importing disruptive perspectives from other disciplines and facilitating interactions.
  • TER4RAIL will determine and assess the existing roadmaps that drive the future of railways and compare them with the interpretations obtained from the observatory. This analysis will indicate the gaps that require to be covered and serve as the anchor for the prospective roadmaps, among others, the Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP).
  • TER4RAIL considers railways as the backbone of future European mobility, as stated in the rail sector’s European Railway Research Advisory Council’s (ERRAC) Rail 2050 Vision published in December 2017, and therefore, it is necessary that TER4RAIL raise arguments that can sustain this essential system. To that end, data analysis and statistical reporting are foreseen and conducted.
  • Finally, the work performed under TER4RAIL will be communicated to the transport community, liaising with the Shift2Rail communication team with a correlated communication strategy. A strategy of exploitation of the results will guarantee that these are properly employed in this area with maximum impact.
  • TER4RAIL will be able to select and synthetise a considerable amount of information regarding railways’ futures and transmit them in a consolidated, improved, clear, and understandable manner. This should facilitate the realisation of TER4RAIL’s ambition of being the CSA of reference for the evolution of EU railways.


WP NumberDeliverable nameLead participantDiss. Level
WP1CBRNe terrorism in Europe and beyond: Human Factors analysis of preparedness and responseDHSC-PHE
D1.1Findings from systematic review of public perceptions and responsesDHSC-PHEPU
D1.2Findings from systematic review of current policy for mitigation and management of CBRNe terrorismDHSC-PHEPU
D1.3Guidelines and recommendations for mitigation and management of CBRNe terrorismDHSC-PHEPU
WP2Engagement of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and other PractitionersDHPOL
D2.1Formation of the Practitioner Stakeholder Advisory BoardCBRNEPU
D2.2Report on the pre-exercise workshop with PractitionersDHSC-PHEPU
D2.3Report on the survey and benchmarking study resultsDHPOLPU
D2.4Recommendations on how to adapt SOPs and toolsPPIPU
D2.5Final Report on common approaches of CBRNe PractitionersDHPOLPU
WP3Engagement of the civil society including vulnerable citizens UMU
D3.1Formation of the Civil Society Advisory BoardUMUPU
D3.2Aide Memoire for future exercises or demonstrations involving vulnerable groupsCBRNEPU
D3.3Report on the workshop with vulnerable citizensDHSC-PHEPU
D3.4Report on the survey on common approaches of the civil societyDHPOLPU
WP4Toolkit for LEAs and security Policy-makersRINISOFT
D4.1Report on the High-level Architecture design including an interface control documentRINISOFTPU
D4.2Developed Web Collaborative platformRINISOFTPU
D4.3Developed Modular App for PractitionersRINISOFTPU
D4.4Policy-making toolkit to improve CBRNe preparedness in the European Security ModelETICASPU
WP5Toolkit for civil society organisationsDHSC-PHE
D5.1Initial Pre-Incident Public Information Materials for CBRNe terrorismDHSC-PHEPU
D5.2Final Pre-Incident Public Information Materials for CBRNe terrorismDHSC-PHEPU
D5.3Requirements of the Mobile App for vulnerable citizens and revised technical specificationsRINISOFTPU
D5.4Developed Mobile App for vulnerable citizensRINISOFTPU
WP6Joint exercises, evaluation and validation of the toolsCBRNE
D6.1The PROACTIVE Methodology for the Field ExercisesCBRNEPU
D6.2Scenario development and specifications of the evaluation methodologyDHSC-PHEPU
D6.3Report on the first field exercise and evaluation workshopDHPOLPU
D6.4Report on the second field exercise and evaluation workshopCBRNEPU
D6.5Report on the third field exercise and evaluation workshopUMUPU
D6.6Summary Report, findings and recommendations following the three field exercisesDHSC-PHEPU
WP7Dissemination and exploitationUIC
D7.1Project logo, website and social media accountsUICPU
D7.2Initial project leafletUICPU
D7.3Communication and dissemination planUICCO
D7.4Data Management Plan and Research EthicsETICASCO
D7.5Exploitation plan for commercialisation and business development strategyRINISOFTCO
D7.6Final project brochureUICPU
D7.7Exploitation plan for commercialisation and business development strategy after the end of the projectRINISOFTCO
WP8Legal, Ethical and Acceptability RequirementsETICAS
D8.1Legal and ethical state-of-the-art on CBRNe preparedness and responseETICASPU
D8.2Legal and acceptability recommendations for PROACTIVE toolkitETICASPU
D8.3Materials and briefing for PROACTIVE exercisesCBRNEPU
D8.4Ethical and societal assessment of PROACTIVE outputsETICASPU
D9.1Project management and quality assurance planUICCO