21 June 2018 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Athens

  • June 21, 2018

21 June 2018, 9:00-13:00

Representation of the European Commission in Greece, 2 Vas. Sofias, Athens, 10674

The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas together with ETSC, organised an international conference on tackling drink-driving as part of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. The debate addressed policy and practice on enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving.

Representatives from the Greek ministries, traffic police, National Road Safety Council and universities presented the current state of drink driving in the country. International experts from Denmark, Estonia, and Sweden discussed drink driving issues as well as raising awareness on the most effective measures to reduce the number of alcohol-related road deaths. Finally, the Hellenic Association of Brewers also joined the debate to share the role of the industry in tackling drink driving.

The agenda can be downloaded by clicking here


Drink Driving in the EU, Antonio Avenoso – ETSC

Drink Driving policies from Denmark, Pernille Ehlers – Danish Road Safety Council

Drink Driving policies from Sweden, Lars Olov Sjöström – MHF

Drink Driving policies from Estonia, Maria Pashkevich – Estonian Road Administration

The Drink driving situation in Greece, George Yannis – National Technical University of Athens

Police enforcement to tackle drink driving in Greece, Spanoudakis Nikolaos – Traffic Police

Initiatives and actions, Maria Atmatzidou – Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas

Underage drinking and the risk of involvement in road traffic accidents, Angelis Makris and Dimitra Georgogianni – Road Safety Institute

The role of the industry in tackling drink driving, Tsichli Kelly – Hellenic Association of Brewers

The role of the industry in tackling drink driving, Panagiotopoulou Elli – Athenian Brewery


Greek TV coverage available here (time: 26:17)


SMART receives financial support from the Brewers of Europe