This section features publications (position papers, brochures, reports, studies, etc.) produced by UNIFE on the many activities where UNIFE is active


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    Feb 2018

    Annual Report 2017 (9Mb)

    The UNIFE Annual Report reviews our activities in 2017, focusing on areas ranging from industrial policy, trade, R&D, to ERTMS, IRIS Certification, and advocating at the political level for better regulation and investment in favour of rail.

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    Nov 2017

    Joint Rail Sector Declaration on Digitalisation of Railways

    The shared objective of all rail stakeholders is to offer highly efficient and attractive transport options to their customers, and digitalisation is a key tool to achieve this in a fast-moving technology environment. To foster the rail sector’s attractiveness and competitiveness, we are continuously adapting to the changing needs of end-users, for whom commuting mobile apps and real-time information has become part of everyday life.

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    Oct 2017

    Industry and research associations’ position on EU Institutional Public Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation

    This paper represents the common position of 5 industry associations and partners (Hydrogen Europe, ASD, BIC, EFPIA and UNIFE) involved in 6 EU institutional Public  Private Partnerships (IPPP) (under the legal structure known as Joint Undertakings (JUs)), collectively representing 453 companies and 48 national associations, supplemented by 218 RTOs and university associations2.

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  • 21/
    Sep 2017

    Views of the rail sector: Post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

    In the context of the budgetary discussions for the post-2020 period, we – the European associations representing the rail sector – would like to explain in this joint paper why it is important for the European Union to continue investing in rail projects, particularly considering the benefits of rail transport for the economy and the whole society. Besides illustrating the European added value of rail projects, the paper also highlights the considerable financial resources still required to complete the TEN-T rail network, modernise and digitalise rail infrastructure in Europe for the benefit of Europe’s citizens.

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    Jan 2017

    Annual Report 2016 (13MB)

    The UNIFE Annual Report provides information on UNIFE's activities in 2016 (and ongoing), which include participation in numerous European Research projects, promoting European standards and ERTMS deployment, and advocating at the political level for better regulation and investment in favour of rail.

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