UNIFE Committees are forums for the experts and leaders of the rail field to come together and discuss the future of UNIFE projects and the overall structure of the association. These committees drive innovation and give strategic direction to UNIFE's many diverse activities.

  • Strategy Committee

    The UNIFE Strategy Committee and the UNIFE Technical Committee are the highest UNIFE bodies after the Presiding Board. They steer UNIFE activities, provide expertise and advise UNIFE management in their respective fields of competence

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  • SME Committee

    The UNIFE SME Committee brings together the small and medium-sized member companies of UNIFE. The objective of this Committee is to provide rail industry SMEs with information on EU policies and EU funds dedicated to SMEs, to support them in accessing these EU funds and to facilitate a direct and fruitful exchange between the rail-supply SMEs and the European Institutions.

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  • National Associations Committee

    The UNIFE National Associations Committee is made up of 15 National Associations representing more than 1,000 large and medium-sized rail supply companies from all over Europe. The National Associations address UNIFE positions nationally while bringing national issues to European level.

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  • Standards and Regulation Group (SRG)

    The Standards and Regulation Group (SRG) steers UNIFE’s technical activities in the fields of the European regulatory framework namely: the Interoperability Directive, Safety Directive, and other directives applicable to the European railway system. This also includes all related technical regulations and the railway Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs).

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  • Brussels Representatives Working Group

    The Brussels representatives working group aims to provide a platform for idea exchange on EU policy dossiers, reflecting on lobbying strategies and identifying potential synergies between UNIFE and EU representatives of the member companies. The group is composed of several EU representatives of UNIFE members in Brussels.

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  • UNIFE Trade & International Affairs Committee (TIAC)

    The UNIFE Trade & International Affairs Committee (TIAC) is in charge of monitoring EU trade negotiations with important stakes for the European rail industry, and of coordinating UNIFE’s positions in this respect.

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  • Sustainable Transport Committee (STC)

    The UNIFE Sustainable Transport Committee (STC) has been the platform for exchanging and defining common positions on UNIFE’s environmental sustainability activities since 1999. 

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  • UNIRAILINFRA Committee

    The UNIRAILINFRA Committee brings together suppliers, contractors, and integrators active in the fields of engineering, production, installation, etc. and the EFRTC (European Federation of Railways Trackworks Contractors). The Committee provides a platform for consensus building on infrastructure topics at a pre-competitive stage, aiming at promoting investment and innovation  in the railway infrastructure sector.

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  • UNIFE ETCS Steering Committee (UESC)

    The UNIFE ETCS Steering Committee (UESC) is in charge of coordinating UNIFE activities in the field of ERTMS, from a strategic and political perspective. It is composed of high-level representatives from the ERTMS/ETCS suppliers.

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  • ERTMS Marketing Group (UEMG)

    The UNIFE ERTMS Marketing Group (UEMG) is in charge of coordinating marketing activities related to ERTMS, in particular deployment statistics, events, common publications and the ERTMS website.

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  • Signalling Working Group

    The Signalling Working Group provides expertise in the field of signalling to UNIFE. It is a platform for consensus building on signalling-related issues, aiming to promote investment and innovation in the railway signalling sector.

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  • IRIS Steering Committee

    The IRIS Steering Committee oversees the activities relevant to the promotion and development of the IRIS standard, the globally recognised business management system of the rail sector. The Committee is composed of high level representatives of System Integrators and Equipment Manufacturers from the UNIFE membership.

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  • ERWA Steering Committee

    The ERWA Steering Committee aims at promoting usage benefits, life cycle cost improvement and standardisation of railway wheels and wheelsets. The Committee is composed of the CEOs of the five European wheels and wheelsets manufacturers. 

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  • Freight Committee

    The UNIFE Freight Committee gathers companies active in the rail freight business and aims to strengthen the position of the industry in the policy framework of the European Union.

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  • Communications Committee

    The UNIFE Communications Committee advises the UNIFE communications strategy. It is composed of Communications Directors of UNIFE members.

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