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Further development in the Sector after Viareggio“How to strengthen rail freight competitiveness”<strong>UIP</strong> congressBern, 30. September 2011Dr. Jens Engelmann, ERA Head of Directorate


Benefits of a “Safety Platform”• Reduction in working groups, allowing reallocation of Agency, NSA, NIB,representative body and expert resource• Strategic direction for all Focus Groups and Working Parties• Efficiencies in the collection of information and data• Efficiencies in the development of (harmonised) measures, through betterengagement earlier in the process• NIBs invited to participate on a level playing field, at an early planning stage30 September 2011 <strong>UIP</strong> congress, Bern3


Objectives for the “Safety Platform”• Monitor impact of Safety Directive measures by gathering feedback and evidence• Identify and discuss new measures, review existing measures, to improve safetyperformance and competitiveness• Share strategic level difficulties in implementing the EU safety framework, includinganalysis of national measures• Respond dynamically to serious accidents or repetitive incidents, to complement theexisting framework and responsibilities(short notice action, harmonised action plans, regular reviews)Required for that:• Proactive contribution from all stakeholders!30 September 2011 <strong>UIP</strong> congress, Bern4


Proposed structure• EC• 3 NSA – [1 NIB]• 1 representative of eachsector organisation• Independent experts• AgencyPossible Focus groups• Freight focus group• Data Analysis focus group• Level crossing focus group??30 September 2011 <strong>UIP</strong> congress, Bern5


Next steps• Finalise the Terms of Reference mid October 2011• Nomination of experts / election of representatives after• First meeting of the SC/platform November 201130 September 2011 <strong>UIP</strong> congress, Bern6


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