May 23, 2018

International Contingency Management

On 16th May 2018, the RNE General Assembly in Sopron unanimously approved the International Contingency Management Handbook and its implementation from Timetable period 2019.

The purpose of this handbook is to describe standards that allow the continuation of traffic flows at the highest possible level despite an international disruption and to assure transparency of the status of the disruption and its impact on traffic flows for all relevant stakeholders across Europe.


This handbook defines the necessary cooperation in case of international disruptions and describes:

  • How to recognise and when to declare an internationally relevant disruption
  • The process for international business continuity management
  • The roles needed for the international cooperation
  • Whom to contact
  • Pre-defined procedures and best practices