Ecorys to provide events support to new EU partnership in rail sector

Ecorys was recently awarded the contract to provide event communications for the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking.

Shift2Rail is a new public-private partnership which will help coordinate research activities and drive innovation in the rail sector at EU level, as well as increasing the capacity, quality and reliability of the European rail sector. The creation of this partnership comes as the sector prepares to take on increased responsibility and importance in the coming years, against the backdrop of pressing environmental issues such as traffic congestion, pollution and climate change. 

Ecorys will be responsible for promoting and raising awareness of the Shift2Rail programme by providing strategic advice and support on events-related communications services.

Events are one of a number of areas of communications in which Ecorys has vast experience and expertise. The company already implements around 100 events annually, for various clients including European Commission DGs and agencies, and is delighted to be taking on the responsibility for events services to support the Shift2Rail initiative.

The team’s services under this contract will cover all stages of event management, including planning and logistics, preparation of exhibition stands and event-related material such as banners, publications and promotional materials, as well as on-site and post-event support. The events team has already begun preparations for its first event under the contract, the Shift2Rail Info Day, which will take place in Brussels in December.

For more information, please contact Lucrezia Titi, Framework Contract Manager: Lucrezia.Titi@ecorys.com