Over the past 5 years, the IRF secretariat has, on behalf of its members, initiated a comprehensive work programme covering the full range of challenges currently facing the road sector.
In order to address all the various aspects efficiently and effectively, the programme has been divided into lobbying and advocacy activities; the establishment of specialist working groups and project oriented sub-committees, and capacity building.
These key activities are aimed at raising the profile of IRF members in relation to priority global issues that have direct impacts on both the image and sustainability of our sector going forward.
Our working groups and sub-committees are practical initiatives, designed to ensure a swift response to publicly debated issues. Besides providing a dynamic platform for the formulation of position papers, policies, actions and recommendations, they serve to stimulate specific research and findings rooted in the unique expertise and experience of our members worldwide.
In these respects and more, they provide a valuable showcase for the lead taken by our industry and highlight how it is uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of our times.
Thanks to the topical and targeted focus of our working groups/committees (Road Safety, ITS, Environment & Climate Change, and Road Financing & Economics) the collaborating members acquire significant benefits in terms of corporate and personal exposure, networking opportunities and knowledge exchange. These sector-specific initiatives demonstrate the power of partnerships as well as the commitment of participating companies towards addressing some of the most critical challenges facing their respective industries.
It is through these groups/committees that IRF experts foster high level contacts, share experience, develop content, define strategies and bring new intellectual capital back to their companies.
As a direct consequence, IRF and its members now enjoy unprecedented influence among international and European decision-makers and the Federation is widely recognised as they key player defending the interests of the road infrastructure sector within leading intergovernmental organisations and multilateral development banks.
We would like to invite you to join the IRF as a member and to take advantage of the IRF working groups and committees. You find more information on membership here on our website.
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