Making the railway system work better for society, and to contribute to the effective functioning of a Single European Railway Area without frontiers, in particular by:
1) promoting a harmonised approach to railway safety,
2) devising the technical and legal framework in order to enable removing technical barriers, and acting as the System Authority for the Single European Train Control and Communication System,
3) improving accessibility and use of railway system information, and by
4) acting as the European Authority under the 4th Railway Package issuing vehicle authorisations and safety certificates, while improving the competitive position of the railway sector.