Regional representations

We are also point of contact

Thanks to its unifying role and its position as a cluster, CARA is proud to represent national sectors in the region. Our role is to communicate the expectations, needs, and issues of the stakeholders present in our territory. We provide them with concrete and generalized elements to ensure that the national policies of these sectors are aligned with the on-the-ground challenges.

Conversely, we relay information of interest from the national level to our members.

Today, CARA represents 4 sectors :

Automotive and Industrial Vehicle Sectors

Representative of the PFA

The Plateforme automobile (PFA) brings together the automotive sector in France. It defines and implements the industry’s strategy on behalf of all partners (manufacturers, equipment suppliers, subcontractors, and mobility actors) in terms of innovation, competitiveness, employment, and skills. It represents the voice and expresses the common positions of the industry, which are:

Ecological Transition

With the aim of making the environmental agenda a growth lever for the automotive industry, the PFA has set objectives in this direction:

Digital Transition

The PFA aims to bring together an ecosystem for autonomous mobility (industrial players, regions, established actors, and new entrants), with large-scale experimentation launches that address several objectives:

Employment and Skills

In order to address various challenges, the automotive industry relies on human capital and its anticipation of change, particularly the new roles and skills required by the profound ongoing transformations. To materialize this anticipation, the PFA has set objectives:


The PFA also focuses on the development of high-potential SMEs by supporting them and providing them with tools to address the challenges of the industry. The objectives of this support are:

On rail Sector

FIF: Federation of Railway Industries

As a major organization in the railway sector, the Federation of Railway Industries (FIF) has the main missions of representing, promoting, and supporting companies and stakeholders operating in the railway industry. Here are some of its key missions:

Representation of Interests:

The FIF acts as a spokesperson and representative for the collective interests of the railway industry to government authorities, regulatory bodies, and national and international institutions. It works to defend the interests of its members and to influence policies and regulations that affect the railway sector.

Promotion of the Industry:

The FIF plays an active role in promoting the railway industry. It participates in awareness and communication campaigns to highlight the advantages and strengths of railway industry stakeholders in terms of sustainability, safety, skills, energy efficiency, and sustainable mobility.

Technological Monitoring and Innovation:

The railway industry is constantly evolving in terms of technologies and innovations. Through CORIFER, the FIF acts as a catalyst to support innovation, encourage the adoption of new technologies, and promote innovative practices within the industry.

Training and Skills Development:

Through EDEC, the FIF implements actions to promote the attractiveness of careers, training programs, educational events to contribute to the development of skills and professions in the railway industry. It helps maintain a high level of competence and expertise within the sector.

Standardization and Regulation:

The railway industry is subject to strict standards and regulations to ensure the safety and interoperability of systems. The FIF is involved in standardization and regulation processes by working with competent bodies to develop appropriate standards and guidelines.

The Federation of Railway Industries plays a crucial role in bringing together industry stakeholders, representing them to government and regulatory bodies, promoting innovation, and fostering sustainable growth in the railway sector.

Bike & Micromobility Sector

France Vélo: Representative of France’s Cycling Industry

The economic bicycle sector in France (France Vélo economic sector) brings together representatives of the bicycle economy in France to promote a common vision and actions for the development of its various business segments in all territories.

The objective of the France Vélo sector is to develop cycling in France in all its aspects: producing bicycles and components, promoting bicycle tourism, installing essential bicycle services, building quality cycling infrastructure, and ultimately increasing the number of cyclists in all our territories.