EIM’s core values are based on dialogue, transparency and mutual understanding. These values are applied to all internal and external working relationships.

In line with these values, EIM has developed a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders within the rail and in the wider transport sector as well as with all other bodies and/or institutions relevant for the activities of EIM, as outlined in the table:

(in alphabetical order)
Cooperation Partners
Advocacy groups
  • EIM cooperates with various advocacy groups on issues of joint interest (e.g. citizens and passengers)

  • E-Mobility Platform
  • EFP
  • EIM regularly liaises with operators, passengers, shippers and forwarders on rail-related initiatives of the EU (e.g. EU work programmes, EU funding)

  • AllRail
  • CER
  • ERFA
  • UIP
  • UIRR
EU Institutions
  • EIM gives expert advice to all EU institutions on legislative and policy initiatives relevant for its members (e.g. market opening, corridors and networks, financing, environment, technical specifications, geopolitics, etc.) 

  • CoR (Committee of the Regions)
  • Council
  • EESC
  • EU Agency for Railways
  • EU Commission
  • EU Parliament
  • From Shift2Rail JU to Europe’s Rail
  • ECHA (European Chemicals Agency)
  • EIB (European Investment Bank)
  • CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency)
EU Member States
  • EIM liaises with the EU Member States (via their permanent representation to the EU and its members) on all relevant rail-related policy issues

Industry/RU stakeholders
  • EIM cooperates with all relevant industry stakeholders on technical issues of joint interest (e.g. rail R&I initiatives)

  • “EU GRB” Group
  • UIC
Infrastructure managers
  • EIM develops, shares and benchmarks best practice in all relevant areas of rail infrastructure (e.g. resilience, performance, maintenance, etc.);
  • EIM cooperates with infrastructure managers for other modes of transport whenever possible
  • EIM cooperates closely with all rail infrastructure managers within the framework of PRIME;
  • CER (IMs)
  • CEDR
Non-Governmental Organisations
  • EIM maintains a constructive dialogue with NGOs (e.g. environmental and climate change issues)

  • Transport & Environment
Other modes of transport
  • EIM regularly engages in dialogue with the relevant organisations in other mode of transport

  • ACI (Association of Airports)
  • CEDR
  • European Shipper Council
  • ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation)
  • Feport
  • Platform for Electromobility


Other Bodies
  • EIM gives expert advice to the various working activities of OTIF and RNE (e.g. legal matters, timetabling);
  • EIM participates in the relevant bodies on innovation, such as of Shift2Rail User’s Group (e.g. users’ perspective, innovation needs)
  • EIM participates in the work of three subgroups of the IRP, an inter-Ministerial Platform, and provides inputs and expertise.
  • International Rail Transport Committee
  • IRG Rail
  • OTIF
  • RNE
  • Rail Forum Europe
  • IRP
Think-Tanks/ EU Press
  • EIM gives input to various Think Tanks (e.g. transport regulation and decision-making in Europe) and press

  • College of Bruges