Other transport-related organisations

Other transport-related organisations


The Association of European Airlines represent the common interests of the members of the Association to the institutions of the European Union, to the European Civil Aviation Conference, to any other institutional organisations or association involved in or likely to be involved in issues of interest to AEA members and, as appropriate, to individual governments.


The European Consumers' Organisation, is a Brussels based federation of 36 independent national consumer organisations from the EU, accession and EEA countries. They try to influence, in the consumer interest, the development of EU policy and promote and defend the interests of all European consumers.


In 2007, just before its 50th birthday, UNICE (Union des Industries de la Communauté européenne)changed its name into BUSINESSEUROPE, The Confederation of European Business, expressing more clearly what it does and where it does it.

The basic motivation for collective action by UNICE has remained unchanged for over forty years, as can be seen from a comparison of the original mandate with the current expression of our mission. The original aims included uniting the central industrial federations to foster solidarity between them; encouraging a Europe-wide competitive industrial policy; and acting as a spokesperson body to the European institutions. BUSINESSEUROPE strived for permanent liaison with official institutions, studied current problems, and co-ordinated responses, and always at a general "horizontal" level. BUSINESSEUROPE was never a sectoral organisation.


The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services gathers enterprises and organisations from across Europe, both public and private, at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest and is one of the three European cross-sectoral Social Partners


The European Liaison Committee on Services of General Interest aims to promote a new understanding of services of general interest within the context of European integration which addresses the technological, economic, social and cultural changes in societies throughout Europe.


It is the European Intermodal Association's mission to develop, improve and promote sustainable intermodal mobility combining innovative rail, waterway, road, air and maritime transport solutions. Its members come from all sectors of the transport business.


The European Trade Union Confederation was established in 1973 to provide a trade union counterbalance to the economic forces of European integration. At present, the ETUC has in its membership 77 National Trade Union Confederations from a total of 35 European Countries, as well as 11 European industry federations.

European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week is an initiative launched in 2001 to promote sustainable urban mobility and rail public awareness about the environment impacts of urban mobility trends. It is supported by many organisations, among them the European Commission, CER and UITP. 


The International Air Transport Association is a vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers.


International Road Transport Union represents the entire road transport industry world-wide. It speaks for the operators of coaches, taxis and trucks, from large transport fleets to driver-owners. In all international bodies that make decisions affecting road transport, the IRU acts as the industry's advocate.

No mega trucks

Website informing the general public about the expected dangers that mega trucks pose for traffic safety, for the environment and for public finances. The ‘No mega-trucks’ information platform was initiated by three organisations (Allianz pro Schiene, Friends of the Earth Europe, and European Automobile Clubs) that are committed to environmental protection, traffic safety and a just society. They are all united by their rejection of mega trucks and a common vision – to form networks across Europe in a united front to stop mega trucks from being allowed on Europe's roads. The campaign is supported by CER. 

The aim of the website if to give general information about why the organisations involved consider them as dangerous, environmentally damaging and expensive, where they can already be found on European roads and whether the EU is planning to allow them, and gives an overview of the network of organisations opposing mega trucks. In future, the website will also inform about how people can take action against mega-trucks. 


The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe strives to foster sustainable economic growth among its 56 member countries. To that end UNECE provides a forum for communication among States; brokers international legal instruments addressing trade, transport and the environment; and supplies statistics and economic and environmental analysis.


The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law is an independent intergovernmental organisation. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States.