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Overview

Lobbying Costs

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

5

High-level Commission meetings

50

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    UNIFE   (UNIFE)

    EU Transparency Register

    9624415524-28 First registered on 17 Oct 2008

    Goals / Remit

    UNIFE is representing the European rail manufacturing industry in Brussels since 1992. With 23 fulltime staff, the Association gathers over 100 of Europe’s leading large and SME rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together 14 national rail industry associations of European countries. UNIFE members have an 84% market share in Europe and supply 46% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE advocates its members’ interests at both the European and International level—actively promoting EU rail equipment and standards within Europe and abroad.

    Main EU files targeted

    Sustainable mobility
    Digitilisation
    TEN-T & CEF
    Urban mobility
    Freight policy
    Structural Funds
    InvestEU & EIB
    Research & Innovation
    Public Procurement
    Industrial Policy & SME Strategy
    Trade and international affairs

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue Louise, 221
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Avenue Louise, 221
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%4
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    5 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Oct 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Ana MANUELITO 20 Jul 2022 19 Jul 2023
    Mr Carlos CORTS 06 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2022
    Mr Jonathan Cutuli 06 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2022
    Mr Philippe Citroen 06 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2022
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 02 Oct 2021 30 Sep 2022
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 26 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2020
    Mr Arturs Alksnis 03 Sep 2019 31 Aug 2020
    Mr Nicolas Furio 18 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2020
    Mr Philippe Citroen 18 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2020
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 09 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2020
    Mr Tommaso Spanevello 09 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2020
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 10 Nov 2018 08 Nov 2019
    Mr Philippe Citroen 31 May 2018 30 May 2019
    Mr Arturs Alksnis 02 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2019
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 30 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2019
    Mr Tommaso Spanevello 30 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2019
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 30 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2018
    Mr Nicolas Furio 27 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2018
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 20 Jul 2017 28 Jun 2018
    Mr Philippe Citroen 09 Jun 2017 24 May 2018
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 21 Feb 2017 07 Feb 2018
    Mr Arturs Alksnis 21 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2018
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 11 Nov 2016 09 Nov 2017
    Mr Nicolas Florent Furio 13 Oct 2016 11 Oct 2017
    Mr Philippe Citroen 30 Jun 2016 28 Jun 2017
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 28 Jun 2016 27 Jun 2017
    Mr Arturs Alksnis 12 Feb 2016 10 Feb 2017
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 17 Dec 2015 15 Dec 2016
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 27 Nov 2015 23 Nov 2016
    Mr Philippe Citroen 08 Jul 2015 06 Jul 2016
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 24 Jun 2015 22 Jun 2016
    Ms Iulia Ghita 22 Apr 2015 20 Aug 2015
    Mr Arturs Alksnis 11 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2016
    Mr Geoffroy Gueyffier 11 Feb 2015 09 Sep 2015
    Mr Nicolas Furio 23 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2016
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 08 Jan 2015 06 Jan 2016
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 09 Oct 2014 07 Oct 2015
    Mr Philippe Citroen 24 Jul 2014 22 Jul 2015
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 26 Jun 2014 24 Jun 2015
    Mr Jean-Philippe Peuziat 09 Jan 2014 07 Jan 2015
    Mr Jonathan NGUYEN 10 Oct 2013 08 Oct 2014
    Mr Jan Steinkohl 23 Aug 2013 21 Aug 2014
    Mr Philippe Citroen 23 Jul 2013 19 Jul 2014
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 13 Jul 2013 10 Jul 2014
    Mr Leonardo DONGIOVANNI 26 Sep 2011 31 Jul 2012
    Mr Philippe CITROËN 10 Nov 2011 30 Sep 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    UNIFE is a member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), of AEGIS Europe, of Business at OECD, of Rail Forum Europe and of SLOCAT.

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

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant European Commission 654,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant European Commision 314,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group on Land Transport Security#E02821#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2821 #Observer #C#Industry#Working Group for Non Road Mobile Machinery (Emission from non road mobile machinery engines)#E01346#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1346 #Member #C#Industry#Telematic Applications for Passengers (TAP) Steering Committee#E02689#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2689 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Commission expert group on the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package#E03430#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3430 #Member #C#Industry, Employees/workers, SMEs#Competitiveness of the Rail Supply Industry#E03536#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3536 #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment#Rail Forum Europe
    Rail Forum Europe

    Other activities

    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.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    50 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 27 Apr 2022 Location Video meeting
      Subject Global Gateway, EFSD+
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Sandra Bartelt (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Apr 2022 Location Online
      Subject Investment in rail in new programming period.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
      Portfolio Cohesion and Reforms
      Commission
      • Wioletta Dunin-Majewska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 May 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Mobility, industrial strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 May 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Carbon Borden Adjustment Mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Apr 2021 Location video conferencing
      Subject Current policy issues for the European railway industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Apr 2021 Location Conference call
      Subject Meeting to discuss the state of play of the Eurovignette
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Feb 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Taxonomy draft delegated act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Feb 2021 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Rail in the European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 27 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Public procurement and the White Paper on foreign subsidies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Pauline Weinzierl (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2021 Location Conference call
      Subject Perticipation of the Commissioner to the European Railway award ceremony
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Adina-Ioana Vălean (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Dec 2020 Location virtual
      Subject Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy Shift2Rail
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Oct 2020 Location Webinar
      Subject Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Oct 2020 Location Online meeting
      Subject Updates on the rail sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Oct 2020 Location Virtual
      Subject Transforming Europe's rail system European
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Carlos Morais-Pires (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jul 2020 Location Conference call
      Subject Meeting to discuss rail industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Adina-Ioana Vălean (Commissioner)
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Impacts of COVID-19 on rail industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 May 2020 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Recovery and Green Deal in Transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject The European Green Deal and the rail supply chain
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject 4th Railway Package, Shift2Rail, European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 06 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject EU industry strategy and follow-up to the strategy / Indust / issues linked to the global competition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Zaneta Vegnere (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on EU industrial policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Lucia Caudet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Sep 2019 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject Shift2Rail, 4th Railway Package
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Sep 2019 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject Joint meeting CER-EIM-UNIFE to discuss future of transportation in Horizon Europe
      Commission
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Ms Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility and Chairwoman of UNIFE
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Violeta Bulc (Commissioner)
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on Industrial Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Politique industrielle
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-China trade relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Mar 2017 Location Bruxelles
      Subject CEF, Structural Funds, EIB instruments, EFSI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Alessandro Carano (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Feb 2017 Location BERL
      Subject EU Public Procurement
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Competitiveness and challenges for the European Rail Supply Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject ESI Funds for Rail
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Commission
      • Mathieu Fichter (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Situation of European Rail Supply Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Defending European interests in negotiations with Japan notably.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Aug 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject China rail market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2016 Location Saudi Arabia
      Subject aviation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Matej Zakonjsek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Nov 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject 4th Railway Package, Shift2Rail, Horizon 2020
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Governmental procurement markets
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Oct 2015 Location Brussels, Belguim
      Subject Meeting board of UNIFE
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Railway transport + Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
    • Date 23 Mar 2015 Location European Commission - Berlaymont
      Subject Discussion on EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations, EU-China Investment Agreement and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Rail Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Cohesion Policy and investments in railway
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Commission
      • Mikel Landabaso Alvarez (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-Japan FTA negotiations, China's policy on railways within China, within the EU and in third countries' markets and TTIP negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Cecilia Malmström (Commissioner)
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Decarbonisation of road transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Silvia Bartolini (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject EU rail policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject The European Rail Industry in Trade Negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Leon Delvaux (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject EU regional transport policies and funds. Forthcoming meeting of UNIFE with Commissioner Crețu.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Commission
      • Mathieu Fichter (Cabinet member)
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