Luxembourg, 27 September 2016 - INTRASOFT International, a global ICT company, has been selected by the European Union Agency for Railways for the provision of effective communication strategy advice and the development of communication plans and products. This four-year contract highlights the company's extensive experience in the field of communications and its status as a leading supplier of communication services to the European institutions.

The European Union Agency for Railways has the mission of reinforcing safety and interoperability of railways throughout Europe, and thus adding a strong new momentum towards the shared vision of a truly integrated, competitive European railway area. It develops, promotes and monitors EU standards in railway interoperability and safety. It also acts as the system authority for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

The Agency has a broad constituency of stakeholders and partners including rail industry, rail associations and rail professionals, as well as a range of partners in the European rail regulatory network, such as national authorities and European institutional partners. As such it requires different strategies and communications products to reach these varied stakeholder groups.

INTRASOFT International will be providing a wide range of services, from template creation and graphic design to strategic advice on communication activities. Furthermore, the company’s information and communication team will undertake the design and implementation of surveys and stakeholder research as well the impact assessment of all communication activities, using the newly-developed VARID tool.

Special emphasis is also placed on the editorial aspects of the contract. INTRASOFT International will be utilizing its core team of editorial experts to gather and analyse data and information and draft original content addressing a variety of stakeholder audiences. In addition, copywriters and campaign specialists will focus on the creation of focused content and slogans that can be localized across EU Member States.

Mr. Alexandros Manos, Managing Director of INTRASOFT International commented: “We are very pleased to be expanding our collaboration with the European Union Agency for Railways. Our selection confirms our prominent position within the European market for communication services. We are confident that the services we provide will meet their high standards and hope that this will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship in this area.”

About the European Union Agency for Railways:

The European Union Agency for Railways contributes to the implementation of the European Union legislation aiming at improving the competitive position of the railway sector by enhancing the level of interoperability of rail systems; developing a common approach to safety on the European railway system; It also contributes to creating a Single European Railway Area without frontiers, guaranteeing a high level of safety.

About INTRASOFT International:

INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT solutions and services group with a strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. The company employs more than 1,500 highly-skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRASOFT International operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 13 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Moldova, Romania, Philippines, UK, UAE and USA. More than 500 organisations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company’s services and solutions to fulfil their business needs.

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