European Summer School Opens for Registration
Road safety professionals are being invited to register for the 2019 European Road Safety Summer School, which will feature presentations by at least three UK-based road safety officers.
The annual European Road Safety Summer School, which is presented in English, is a partnership initiative by Road Safety GB Academy, the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University, the VSV (Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge), the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and Polis.
Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety. In the European Road Safety Summer School we therefore advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.
The 2019 edition of the five-day course will once again be staged in Mechelen, Belgium, on 26-30 August.
The course will present an integrated approach to road safety, based on good practice examples from a number of European countries – with ample networking and knowledge exchange opportunities
Who should attend?
The European Road Safety Summer School 2019 is intended for professionals dealing with road safety and mobility issues and wanting to expand their knowledge and expertise in this field: staff at national, regional or local authorities, road safety interest groups, police, spatial planning and road infrastructure departments, members of consultation committees, engineering offices, public transport, road administrations, researchers….
Topics to be covered in the programme include road safety strategies (the Safe System approach), strategies in education and awareness raising, infrastructure, technologies and enforcement.
The programme also includes excursions to Mechelen, Hasselt and Brussels – and a visit to the European Parliament.
Liz Brooker, chair of Road Safety GB, will deliver two presentations in a session titled ‘education, awareness raising and infrastructure’ on Tuesday 27 August. Liz’s presentations will cover ‘road safety in a public health context’ and ‘understanding the target audience’.
On Thursday 29 August, Jeremy Phillips, Road Safety GB director of research, will cover ‘awareness raising and enforcement’ in a session titled ‘technology, enforcement and targeted policy’.
In the same session Marie Woltman, Devon County Council’s road safety data analysis and performance officer, will deliver a presentation focusing on ‘data visualisation’.
The delegate fee for the whole five-day course is €575, with individual day tickets from €95.
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