The railway sector is full of bright ideas, ingenious innovation and bold policy initiatives devised to enhance, grow and strengthen the rail mode today and for the future. The European Railway Award, jointly organised by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry (UNIFE), celebrates these achievements by recognising the inspired individuals behind them.
The 14th European Railway Award will take place on 25 January 2021. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the event has been re-imagined in a digital format and we hope to welcome all our guests for a special online ceremony taking place at the earlier-than-usual time of 14:00 o'clock.
We are preparing an exciting agenda for this one-off edition marking the start of a unique year designated by the EU as the European Year of Rail.
First presented in 2007, the European Railway Award attracts more than 500 guests from all over Europe, including high-level politicians and transport stakeholders.
The award comes with prize money, donated to a charity organisation of the laureate’s choice.
The jury for the European Railway Award consists of railway and rail industry CEOs, EU-level political decision makers, past winners and selected journalists. They consider the nominees and select a winner through a vote.
In previous years, the European Railway Award was divided into a technical category and a political category. These were combined in 2018 to award a single outstanding winner.