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EU MEMBER STATES LEAD RELAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN ROAD SAFETY CHARTER

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On 20 April, the European Commission officially relaunched its European Road Safety Charter (Charter), the largest platform on road safety in civil society, to support the Vision Zero ambition of reducing road deaths to almost zero by 2050. The Charter was founded in 2004 by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) as part of its Road Safety Action Programme. To create more awareness and to have a bigger presence at the local and national level, DG MOVE will work intensively with a network of National Relays in the 27 EU Member States.

In his opening speech at the kick-off event for the National Relays, Matthew Baldwin, European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility, explained what challenges the Charter has faced over the last few years, and in what way the European Commission has developed a new and stronger approach to support the National Relays in the relaunch of the Charter. Baldwin is convinced that National Relays have a key role in promoting the Charter at regional, national and EU level, where the exchange of good practices and mobilising civil society in taking real action to improve road safety are the main objectives.

After the opening speech, representatives from the National Relays exchanged their experiences, and discussed the next steps in re-engaging with existing members and encouraging stakeholders to sign up to the Charter. The National Relay representatives also watched some inspirational presentations given by the Spanish Fundación MAPFRE and the Greek Road Safety Institute Panos-Mylonas. The presentations described previous activities undertaken as National Relays, and shared ideas for future engagement with Charter members and the wider stakeholder community.

 

Opportunities for Charter members

To fully support the opportunities that could improve road safety actions in general and accelerate the uptake of the Charter specifically, the National Relays will give Charter members guidance on how to do that and will support them in establishing national promotional activities.

This year will be important for road safety as the world restarts its activities. We may all hope that one of the positive aspects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be that the temporary infrastructure put in place, such as pop-up bike lanes and new pedestrian zones, will be made permanent as this will help to make mobility more active and safer for vulnerable road users. Governments around the world have rightly stepped in to reduce deaths as a result of COVID-19 – and road deaths must be taken just as seriously. So, why should we accept that the number of road deaths will increase again when traffic returns? No loss of life is acceptable.

 

Contact and more information

The network of National Relays and the ERSC helpdesk will provide access to road safety experts or communications experts to answer specific questions you may have. Together, members and stakeholders can join forces and share efforts to expand their road safety community, and to build and increase capacity with a mutual goal – your commitment can save lives on our roads.

 

The National Relays for each Member State are listed below.

 

Country

Organisation

Email

Austria

KFV Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit

 

Belgium

Vias institute

charter@vias.be

Bulgaria

Road Safety Institute Bulgaria

Ptp2017.bg@gmail.com

Croatia

Croatian Automobile Club (Hrvatski Autoklub - HAK)

ersc@hak.hr

Cyprus

Cyprus Automobile Association

caa@cytanet.com.cy

Czech Republic

Transport Research Centre (Centrum dopravního výzkumu - CDV)

Coming soon

Denmark

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Estonia

Estonian Driving School Association

Coming soon

Finland

Liikenneturva

tuula.taskinen@liikenneturva.fi

France

Association Prévention Routière (APR)

Coming soon

Germany

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Greece

Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas

erscharter@ioas.gr

Hungary

Institute for Transport Sciences (Közlekedéstudományi Intézet - KTI)

winkler.nikolett@kti.hu

Ireland

Road Safety Authority (RSA)

rsapressoffice@rsa.ie

Italy

UNASCA - National Union of Driving Schools and Automobile Advisory Agencies

unasca@unasca.it

Latvia

Latvian Automotive Club

lamb@lamb.lv

Lithuania

Association of Lithuanian Automobilists

Coming soon

Luxembourg

Sécurité Routière Luxembourg

imedinger@securite-routiere.lu

Malta

Transport Malta - Malta Road Safety Council

ERSCMalta@gmail.com

Poland

Motor Transport Institute (Instytut Transportu Samochodowego - ITS)

cbr@its.waw.pl

Portugal

Prevençáo Rodoviária Portuguesa

prp@prp.pt

Romania

Automobil Clubul Roman

alin.drosu@acr.ro

Slovakia

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Slovenia

Zavod Vozim

info@vozim.si

Spain

Fundación MAPFRE

ersc@fundacionmapfre.org

Sweden

Swedish Abstaining Motorists' Association (Motorförarnas Helnykterhetsförbund - MHF)

info@mhf.se

The Netherlands

Interpolis

Coming soon



For further information please contact the ERSC Helpdesk here 

 

Official EU Language versions below:-

 

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