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.

  • Presiding Board

    The Presiding Board is UNIFE’s highest committee. It is responsible for the management of the association. The Board takes any measure or action required to achieve the objectives and general policies of the association. 

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  • Strategy Committee

    The Strategy Committee steers UNIFE activities and advises the Presiding Board on all strategic and political issues. It is composed of high-level managers representing the association’s most prominent members.

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  • Technical Platform

    The Technical Platform brings together all UNIFE Members and equally covers all EU research, technical harmonisation and standardisation matters.

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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 within the European institutions’ policy priorities.

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  • UNIRAILINFRA Committee

    UNIRAILINFRA is a consensus-building platform focused on rail industry infrastructure at a pre-competitive stage. It promotes investment and innovation in the railway infrastructure sector.

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  • Research & Innovation Committee

    The Research and Innovation (R&I) Committee is responsible for monitoring European rail research opportunities and preparing recommendations. 

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  • Standards and Regulation Group (SRG)

    The Standards and Regulation Group (SRG) steers UNIFE’s technical activities pertaining to the European regulatory framework (i.e. Railway Directives, TSIs, etc.) and standardisation, in Europe and abroad. The SRG is composed of technical directors from the UNIFE’s main system integrators and subsystem suppliers.

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  • ERWA Steering Committee

    The European Railway Wheels Association (ERWA) aims at promoting usage benefits, lifecycle cost reduction and standardisation of railway wheels and wheelsets. Its mission includes developing standards and promoting innovation in safety and environmental friendliness.

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  • Digitalisation platform

    The Digitalisation Platform is open to all UNIFE’s members and focuses on the development of digital technologies in the rail sector from a political, technical and business perspective.

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  • Cyber-Security Working Group

    Working closely and coordinating its activities with the UNIFE Digitalisation Platform, the Cyber-security Sub-Group brings together the association’s member companies that possess significant cyber-security expertise.

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  • UNIFE ETCS Steering Committee (UESC)

    The UNIFE ETCS Steering Committee (UESC) coordinates UNIFE’s strategic and political ERTMS activities. UESC members regularly liaise with European Commission (DG Move) and European Railways Agency (ERA) representatives to address any political issues related to ERTMS and organise high-level meetings between European bodies representatives and Signalling companies’ CEOs and/or Directors.

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  • ERTMS Marketing Group (UEMG)

    The UNIFE ERTMS Marketing Group (UEMG) is tasked with coordinating any marketing activities related to ERTMS. This includes collecting and disseminating deployment statistics, planning events, generating common publications such as factsheets, flyers, and brochures, as well as managing the ERTMS website.

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  • Control Command and Signalling Systems Platform

    The Control Command and Signalling Platform (CCS-P) was recently reactivated to provide UNIFE with signalling expertise. Platform members are primarily collaborate with EULYNX Consortium members on reviewing EULYNX Specifications which aim to standardise interfaces and elements of signalling systems.

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  • UNITEL Committee

    The UNITEL Committee focuses on the development and implementation of the future interoperable railway communication system (FRMCS/Next Generation), the inherent successor of GSM-R, as part of the future ERTMS. UNITEL brings together the major railway telecommunications products suppliers and companies that have significant experience in current GSM-R and future railway systems.

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  • National Associations Committee

    The National Associations Committee gathers the directors of 12 national rail associations from 11 different EU Member States, collectively representing more than 1,000 large- and medium-sized European rail supply companies. As UNIFE Associate Members, these organisations promote our positions domestically while elevating national concerns to the European level.

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  • Public Affairs Liaison Group

    The Public Affairs Liaison Group brings together representatives of full UNIFE Members responsible for EU and national advocacy. It discusses lobbying strategies concerning important EU political files. It also identifies synergies between the association and its membership for impactful lobbying activities and campaigns.

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  • SME Committee

    The UNIFE SME Committee is a platform for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to share and learn information about EU policies and available funds. This group works to facilitate SMEs members’ access to support schemes and to prepare advocacy campaigns on issues of concern to organisations of this size, including industrial policy.

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  • UNIFE Trade & International Affairs Committee (TIAC)

     The UNIFE Trade & International Affairs Committee (TIAC) is in charge of monitoring EU negotiations with potentially significant implications for the European rail supply industry and coordinating UNIFE’s responses.

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  • Sustainable Transport Committee (STC)

    UNIFE’s Sustainable Transport Committee (STC) brings together the rail supply industry’s main experts on sustainability-related topics. More specifically, the STC defines the strategy and carries out UNIFE’s activities on the field of sustainable mobility, climate change, energy efficiency, urban transportation and EU taxonomy (sustainable finance). The STC is notably in charge of the Green Deal-related policies.

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  • Investment and Project Financing Expert Group

    The Investment and Project Financing Expert Group brings together high-level executives responsible for long-term financing and corporate relationships with multilateral development banks, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This committee explores funding avenues for infrastructure and industrial projects, including Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). The Expert Group tracks and communicates on issues related to export financing.

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  • IRIS Steering Committee

    The IRIS Certification™ steering committee (SteCo) leads the activities relevant to the promotion and development of the IRIS standard, the globally recognised business management system of the rail sector.

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  • Communications Committee

    The UNIFE Communications Committee steers the UNIFE Communication Strategy. It is composed of the Communications Directors of UNIFE members.

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