An exciting new programme for the 60th edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport and Railways Affairs!










The College of Europe, in partnership with the European Training Centre for Railways (ETCR) and the European Union Agency for Railways, are organising the 60th edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport and Railway Affairs, from 3 to 14 July 2023, in Bruges.

This year's programme has been designed to equip upcoming and existing managers in the European railway sector with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the constantly evolving landscape of the railway industry.

The seminar will run for two weeks and will cover a variety of essential topics related to the railway sector. Each day of the two-week course will be dedicated to a specific theme linked to the railway sector, including passengers, freight, organizations and bodies, and perspectives on the future. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend social events and two study trips to Brussels and Antwerp, including visits to the European Institutions and the port of Antwerp.

The ETCR Seminar is a unique opportunity for participants to work in an international environment, network with colleagues from different countries, and gain insights from industry experts. The seminar offers opportunities for discussions and experience-sharing amongst participants from different backgrounds and provides opportunities to gain other important "soft" skills, such as creating and delivering presentations, and negotiation with others.

This seminar reproduces, at a smaller scale, the 'esprit du Collège' and is a source for long-lasting professional contacts. As the railway sector continues to change under the influence of EU regulations, gaining an insight into these regulations, how they work nationally and internationally, and how they may impact your organization is crucial.

More information, including the programme and the registration form, is available here.
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