Call for entries

The European Railway Award honours outstanding achievement in the development of sustainable rail transport. The event recognises bright ideas, ingenious innovation and bold policy initiatives greatly contributing to enhance, grow and strengthen the rail mode today and for the future. An external jury composed of rail sector CEOs, high-level decision makers from European and international institutions, former winners and selected journalists will vote on the shortlisted nominations for 'Rail Trailblazers' to determine the laureate.

How to submit an entry

Please use the form below, submitting a separate entry for each nomination you propose.

Each entry must meet the following eligibility criteria:

- Nominations can be for any individual, project, initiative etc. having made a significant contribution to the European rail sector in any of the following areas: transport policy, sustainability, competitiveness and innovation, cross-border/cross-mode collaboration or social responsibility

- The candidate must be based in Europe

- Nominations must be for a relevant achievement with proven results demonstrating innovative thought leadership, inspiring activism or pioneering technological advances and real value added for the rail sector

- Nominations must include a clear description of the achievement that the person/project/initiative is being nominated for and be accompanied by a proper set of supporting documents (e.g. resume, articles, photos, presentations, videos, etc.)


Nomination details
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Supporting documents

Please upload any supporting CVs (mandatory when nominating an individual person), articles, images, leaflets and other documentation about your nomination here, specifying the image credits where applicable. Maximum file size is 8Mb. For videos or other large files, you can share a download link with us via e-mail at
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