EUMedRail: delegations from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine met in The Hague to discuss rail safety

March 29, 2019
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The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands hosted the latest EUMedRail seminar in The Hague (20-21 March) organised by the EU Agency for Railways in the framework of the EU-funded EUMedRail project, in cooperation with ILT ( National Safety Authority of the Netherlands). Main topics of the agenda had been railway safety, the distribution of tasks between the different actors in the railway safety framework and the role, organisation and activities of the NSA (National Safety Authority).

This event gathered delegations from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine along with European experts who came together to debate these key issues aiming to improve railway safety performance.

The delegations concluded the conference with a visit to the Port of Rotterdam – the biggest port infrastructure of Europe – where they received a technical debrief on safety and intermodality.

The EuroMed Transport Rail Project “EUMedRail” is funded by the European Union with a budget of 2 million euros for the period 2017-2020. The objectives of this project are to improve the operations and the efficiency of the Mediterranean transport system and to support the implementation of the Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020 actions related to rail transport, by: promoting convergence with EU and international standards; facilitating interoperability; and increasing beneficiaries’ participation in the activities of ERA.


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Countries covered:

  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Palestine *