Francesca Podda

11 December 2019 – SMART progress in tackling drink-driving in the EU

Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels 11th of December 2019, 9:30 – 13:00 The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is organising a high-level conference on drink-driving on 11  December 2019 in Brussels. Representatives from the European Commission and the European Parliament will participate as well as experts from EU Member States who will share their experiences in tackling drink-driving in their countries. The conference will also see the launch of the latest ETSC Drink-Driving progress report, which shows individual country performance […]

20 September 2019 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Lisbon

APS (Insurance companies Association), Rodrigo da Fonseca 41, 1250-096 Lisbon 20th of September, 9:00 – 13:00 In the framework of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project, the Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa (PRP) and the European Transport Safety Council will organise an international conference on tackling drink-driving on the 20th of September in Lisbon. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior, Justice and Health are invited, as well as local stakeholders to animate the debate. International experts from France and Sweden will discuss drink driving […]

4 July 2019 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Sofia

Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, 124 Rakovski street, Sofia 4th of July 2019, 12:30 – 16:30 In the framework of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project, the Ministry of Interior and the European Transport Safety Council are organising an international conference on tackling drink-driving on the 4th of July in Sofia. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior, national Traffic Police, European Commission and national NGOs will animate the debate. International experts from EU Member States will discuss drink driving issues […]

25 May 2018 – YEARS Country Seminar Lisbon

25 May 2018 – YEARS Country Seminar Lisbon

25 May 2018, 09:00 – 13:00 Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon The Portuguese Road Safety Association (PRP) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised a YEARS national event in Lisbon to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users in the European Union on the 25th of May in Lisbon. The event was the occasion to learn about good practices and effective measures adopted across Europe presented by Road Safety experts from different EU countries. This conference welcomed road safety professionals […]

5 October 2017 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Helsinki

5 October 2017 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Helsinki

European Commission Representation to Finland, Helsinki 5th of October 2017, 9:00 – 13:00 The Finnish Transport Safety Agency and Liikenneturva, together with ETSC, are holding an international conference on tackling drink-driving as part of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. Representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, national Police and medical environment will be attending and animate the debate. Download the agenda here. Presentations Drink Driving in the EU, Antonio Avenoso – ETSC Experiences of Alcogates in Sweden, Liza Jakobsson – Swedish […]

10 July 2017 – Regional Road Safety Conference on Alcohol Interlocks, Belgrade

Hotel Holiday Inn, Str. Španskih boraca 74, Belgrade 10th of July 2017, 9:00 – 16:00 The European Transport Safety Council together with the Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia organised a Safe and Sober national event in Belgrade on the 10th of July 2017. The event gathered representatives from the Ministry of Interior and the National Traffic Police, as well as the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia to discuss how to develop a systematic approach to reduce alcohol misuse in […]

4 July 2017 – Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European Approach for the fight against drink driving, Edinburgh

4 July 2017 – Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European Approach for the fight against drink driving, Edinburgh

Traffic Control Centre, 21 Ferrymuir Gait South Queensferry, Edinburgh 4th of July 2017, 9:00 – 13:00 The European Transport Safety Council, together with the Road Safety Scotland and the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) have the pleasure of inviting you to a round-table event  to raise awareness amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders on how to develop a systematic approach to reduce alcohol misuse in road transport. Measures to tackle drink driving such as the use of […]

12 June 2017 – YEARS Country Seminar Athens

12 June 2017 – YEARS Country Seminar Athens

The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas and the European Transport Safety Council organised a country seminar in Athens to debate policy recommendations for young road users on the European and national level. Download the final agenda here. RSI Panos Mylonas press release Presentations Vassiliki Danelli Mylona – RSI Panos Mylonas Antonio Avenoso – ETSC Panagiotis Papantoniou – Athens Technical University Thomas Kakadiaris – Greek Motorcycle Federation Lena Plaiti – Axa Insurance Jacqueline Lacroix – German Road Safety Council Liesje Pauwels – Belgian Road Safety Institute

26 January 2017 – YEARS country seminar, London

26 January 2017 – YEARS country seminar, London

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and the European Transport Safety Council organised a country seminar in London last 26th of January to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users in the European Union. The YEARS policy report was presented during the event, looking at the current situation in Europe, using the latest data on road deaths involving young people and the main risks they face in their first years of driving and riding. It explores example of good practice and […]

29 November 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Oslo

29 November 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Oslo

The Norwegian Abstaining Motorists Association and the Norwegian Council for Road Safety, together with ETSC, held a national conference on tackling drink-driving as part of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. The State Secretary from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mr Tom Cato Karlsen, as well as the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Norway, Ms Helen Campbell, were present and gave the welcoming speech. The debate addressed policy and practice on enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage […]

21 November 2016 – YEARS country seminar, Barcelona

21 November 2016 – YEARS country seminar, Barcelona

The Catalan Traffic Service and the European Transport Safety Council organised the first YEARS National event in Barcelona to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users in the European Union. Good practice and effective measures adopted by EU Member States were promoted and disseminated during the national conference in order to raise awareness among stakeholders and spur on national administrations to take action and reduce the number of young people killed on the roads. Download the agenda (in English) Download the agenda (in Spanish) Presentations […]

24 – 28 October 2016: YEARS CAMP, Brussels

24 – 28 October 2016: YEARS CAMP, Brussels

The YEARS Camp was held in Brussels from the 24th to the 28th of October. 11 groups of students from France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia were selected to participate at the YEARS competition and the one-week training with road safety experts. Each group has committed to carry out a local road safety campaign through the identification of a high risk site and a proposed low-cost solution to be submitted to the local authorities in order to have it implemented within one year. The […]

21 March 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Warsaw

21 March 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Warsaw

ETSC and the Motor Transport Institute (ITS) organised a national conference on tackling drink-driving in Warsaw. The Vice Minister of Infrastructure Piotr Stomma and MEP Boguslaw Liberadzki gave the opening speech. The debate addressed policy and practice on enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving both at national and EU level. Download the agenda (in Polish) Download the agenda (in English). Presentations Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Insp. Marek Konkolewski, Polish Police Forces Ewe Uwert, Swiss Council for Accident Prevention Sjoerd Houwing, Institute […]

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

On the 5th of December 2014, new legislation came into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to 0.5g/l. This case study gives an overview of the new Scottish drink driving laws and includes an interview with Patrick Down, a policy specialist from the Scottish Government as well as a focus on the latest developments in Northern Ireland.  

14 October 2015 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, London

14 October 2015 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, London

14 October 2015, 14:00-17:00 European Commission Representation, Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) organised a national conference on drink driving in London. The debate had the objective of addressing policy and practice on education, enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving. A focus on the UK drink driving situation and the measures undertaken by the government were given by Elizabeth Shovelton from the Departement of Transport. The legislative […]

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