FOSTER-RAIL CSA is organised in a framework where the rail sector is seen as part of land transport systems integrated at various territorial levels (city, intercity, European…). The development of a rail research strategy is challenging as it comprises a large scope of aspects of different nature involving Member States, European, national, regional and local transport authorities and other stakeholders, namely rail industry and operators, academia and users and also numerous parties from other transport modes which modal share is higher than that of rail and which compete with rail on unequal basis. Infrastructure development and management, operations of services and funding conditions are also very different according both to the rail domain – e.g. mainline or urban – and to the major category of services – freight/long and medium passenger services/local rail passenger services. In addition many (mostly local) rail services are fully integrated in multimodal public transport systems (road- and rail-based and sometimes waterborne as well). It is therefore essential to establish the proper links and cooperation between ERRAC constituents and other relevant transport related stakeholders, namely, other transport ETPs (ERTRAC and WATERBORNE…), National rail technology platforms, the European Commission, decision makers and relevant transport and railway authorities both at European and Member State level in order to realise the objectives of the Europe-2020 strategy and further on the vision of the White Paper 2011 for a competitive and resource-efficient future transport system. Therefore WP1 shall support activities contributing to the dissemination as the participation in the thematic organisation of large transport events, such as TRA2014 conference.