International Debate "European Railway Policy"

Main organiser:
Pro Kolej Fundacja, ul. Jasna 15, 00-003 Warszawa

Date of the event:
23rd of September 2015, 10:30-13:30, room 1A 1st floor

Venue of the event:
AMBEREXPO – TRAKO International Railway Fair 2015, ul. Żaglowa 11, 80-560 Gdańsk


As part of this year’s TRAKO fair, the Pro Kolej Fundacja – together with their close partners – will be organising an international conference on the topic of European Rail Policy.

This year’s conference, to be held on 23 September 2015 in Gdańsk, is an attempt to answer the question: ‘Why has EU financing failed to untap the full potential of the Polish rail industry and what can be done to speed up its development?’ The agenda will cover topics related to the integration, modernisation and liberalisation of the railway sector, as well as the opportunities that could arise from additional EU funding in transport.

Other topics to be tackled at this year’s conference will include the opportunities and threats connected with the implementation of the Fourth Railway Package, implementation of new Operational Programmes, as well as the long term perspective for rail-related investments beyond the year 2020.

Leading experts from abroad will give introductory presentations and participate in the discussion panel. They will include representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, international institutions as well as the largest rail companies in Europe.

Participation is free of charge — you are welcome to register at and participate.

General agenda (approx. 2h in total):
  • opening and welcome speech
  • introduction and keynotes
  • discussion panel “Rail in Europe beyond 2020”
  • accepting the summary standpoint
  • networking lunch
  • press briefing (for journalists and panelists)
*The organizer reserves the right to change the program

Fundacja „Pro Kolej”, ul. Jasna 15 00-003 Warszawa
ph. +48 22 331 70 90,