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 Cooperation
Advocacy groups
  • EIM cooperates with various advocacy groups on issues of joint interest (e.g. citizens and passengers)
  • EIM regularly liaises with operators, passengers, shippers and forwarders on rail-related initiatives of the EU (e.g. EU work programmes, EU funding)
EU Institutions
  • EIM gives expert advice to all EU institutions on all legislative and policy initiatives relevant for its members (e.g. market opening, corridors and networks, financing, environment, technical specifications, geopolitics, etc.)
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 stakeholders
  • EIM cooperates with all relevant industry stakeholders on issues of joint interest
Infrastructure managers
  • EIM develops, shares and benchmarks best practices 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 also cooperates with infrastructure managers of other modes of transport whenever possible
Non-Governmental Organisations
  • EIM maintains a constructive dialogue with NGOs (e.g. environmental and climate change issues)
Other institutions
  • EIM gives expert advice to the various working activities of OTIF and RNE (e.g. legal matters, time tabling);
  • EIM participates in the relevant governing bodies of Shift2Rail (e.g. user’s perspective, innovation needs)
  • EIM gives input to various Think Tanks (e.g. transport regulation and decision-making in Europe)
Strategic Vision