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Identification number in the register: 9624415524-28
Registration date: 17/10/2008 14:00:10

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/04/2015 10:58:58
The date of the last annual update was: 20/04/2015 10:58:58
Next update due latest on: 20/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual




    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Avenue Louise, 221
Brussels 1050


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Philippe Citroën

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Leonardo Dongiovanni

Public Affairs Manager

    Goals / remit

UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers more than 80 of Europe’s leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems,subsystems and related equipment. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 16 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services.

UNIFE represents its members’ interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE works on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. The association is one of the supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.

UNIFE activities are structured as follows:
- Research and standardization activities, in particular the management of EU-funded projects and work on technical harmonization in the railway sector;
- Public Affairs activities, which fall under the scope of this register and are further described below.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

4th Railway Package
Stocktaking review of Transport White Paper
Urban mobility
Non Road Mobile Machineries Directive
EFSI Regulation
Trade and international affairs (FTAs with Japan and US, industrial dialogue with China)
Sustainable mobility

UNIFE Annual report
UNIFE briefing for Council Presidencies
UNIFE World Rail Market Study
UNIFE-CER Annual Reception
Various ad-hoc events
Bilateral meetings with decision makers





Intergroup on EU financing

Rail Forum Europe

UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry vis-à-vis EU decision-makers, including members of the European Commission, Parliament and Council. Whilst our main activities relate to transport policy, we also work on a wide range of issues such as environmental policies or technical innovation.

UNIFE maintains regular contacts with European decision-makers through different means: “position papers”, information papers & brochure, letters, replies to public consultations, specific events or direct meetings.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5   50%: 3  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Philippe CITROEN 08/07/2015 06/07/2016
Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 24/06/2015 22/06/2016
Jonathan NGUYEN 27/11/2015 23/11/2016
Jean-Philippe PEUZIAT 17/12/2015 15/12/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

Unife is a member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and of Rail Forum Europe.

Informal network with rail associations and related industry at a national, European and International level, and with other stakeholders (e.g. NGOs) whenever required.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

500,000 € - 599,999 €


970,000 €

FP7 research projects related to UNIFE’s Technical Affairs Unit

This amount gives an estimation of the UNIFE budget allocated to public affairs. Activities which are not “direct lobbying” but relate to monitoring policy developments, such as attending conferences and events, or reporting on Parliamentary sessions, are also included in this figure.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.