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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 9624415524-28
Registration date: 17/10/08 14:00:10

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/10/14 11:07:13
The date of the last annual update was 07/10/14 11:07:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: UNIFE
Acronym: UNIFE
Legal status: ASBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Philippe Citroën
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Leonardo Dongiovanni
Position: Public Affairs Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 221 Avenue Louise 
Brussels 1050
Telephone number: (+32) 26261260
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Philippe Citroen 24/07/14 22/07/15
Jonathan NGUYEN 09/10/14 07/10/15
LEONARDO DONGIOVANNI 26/06/14 24/06/15
Jean-Philippe Peuziat 08/01/15 06/01/16
Nicolas Furio 23/01/15 20/01/16


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 567,696 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.