Scope

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:  

Stakeholders

(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
Customers
  • 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
  • UNIFE
  • 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)
EU Member States
  • EIM liaises with the EU Member States (via their permanent representation to the EU) 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 closely with all rail infrastructure managers within the framework of PRIME;

  • EIM cooperates with infrastructure managers for other modes of transport whenever possible 

  • 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
  • E-Mobility Platform

 

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)

  • CEN, CENELEC and ETSI
  • ERRAC
  • International Rail Transport Committee
  • IRG Rail
  • OTIF
  • RNE
  • Rail Forum Europe
Think-Tanks/ EU Press
  • EIM gives input to various Think Tanks (e.g. transport regulation and decision-making in Europe) and press

  • Politico
  • DODS

 

Strategic Vision