Committees

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.

24 Feb 2021

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 polici...
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24 Feb 2021

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 promin...
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24 Feb 2021

Technical Platform

The Technical Platform brings together all UNIFE Members and equally covers all EU research, technical harmonisation and standardisation matters. The platform regularly reports on relevant developm...
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24 Feb 2021

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. This com...
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24 Feb 2021

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. The co...
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24 Feb 2021

Research & Innovation Committee

The Research and Innovation (R&I) Committee is responsible for monitoring European rail research opportunities and preparing recommendations. It is responsible for the regular exchange of infor...
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24 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

ERWA

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...
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25 Feb 2021

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. The main...
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25 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

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 (...
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26 Apr 2021

The UNISIG Steering Committee (SC)

The UNISIG Steering Committee (SC) is the final decision authority within the UNISIG Consortium, which coordinates the activities of the technical UNISIG subgroups (i.e. Work Packages - WPs). Today...
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25 Feb 2021

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, generat...
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25 Feb 2021

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 re...
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25 Feb 2021

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 fut...
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25 Feb 2021

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 Europea...
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25 Feb 2021

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 file...
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25 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

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...
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25 Feb 2021

IRIS Steering Committee

The International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) steering committee was established in 2006 and is composed of high level representatives from the UNIFE system integrators and equipment manufacturer...
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25 Feb 2021

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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