Events

ETSC Online Event – Reducing Road Deaths among Young People- 28 October 14.30-16.30 CEST

This online event explored how to reduce road deaths among young people, in particular in light of the upcoming revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive. There was a welcome by Elena Kountoura MEP and Mr Tatsuya Namura of Toyota Motor Europe followed by presentations on: Young People’s risk behaviour: the science behind it – Dr. Divera Twisk, Queensland University of Technology Reducing road deaths among young people – findings of the PIN Flash Report – Jenny Carson, ETSC How is the EU addressing the […]

23 June 2021 – The LEARN! Manual Webinar

Online Event Wednesday 23 June 2021 10.00 – 12.15 Central European Summer Time The LEARN! Manual is a handbook for developing and evaluating activities and programmes for traffic safety and mobility education. It sets out recommendations, criteria and guidance to develop and implement sound educational activities in an accessible way. This webinar presented the LEARN! Manual, and showed its different steps can be applied in practice through examples from across Europe. Click here to download the LEARN! Manual for free. Click here to download the agenda. PresentationsThe […]

16 June 2021 – The ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Conference 2021 – Online Event

The event was held on 16 June 2021.  The video recording is available above. Click here to download the agenda. ETSC PIN report 2021 Press release 15th PIN Annual Report, Ranking EU progress on road safety, Antonio Avenoso Road Safety Plan in Greece, Giannis Kefalogianis    

20 May 2021 – Looking Ahead to 2030: A New Global Decade of Road Safety Action in Portugal, the EU and Africa – Online Event

20 May 2021 – Looking Ahead to 2030: A New Global Decade of Road Safety Action in Portugal, the EU and Africa – Online Event

  On behalf of Mr. Eduardo Cabrita, Minister for Home Affairs of Portugal, acting as Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and Ms Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, ETSC was delighted to organise the online event: Looking Ahead to 2030: A New Global Decade of Road Safety Action in Portugal, the EU and Africa, on Thursday 20 May 2021. The agenda can be found here. The event was in two parts: Session I focussed on Road Safety in the EU – Looking […]

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose?

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose?

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose? 10am – 12pm CEST This online event explored to what extent medical fitness to drive procedures in Europe are fit for purpose, in particular in light of the upcoming revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive. Download the agenda here. The event featured presentations on: The Scope of the Revision of the Driving Licence Directive – Claire Depré, European Commission Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for […]

14 December 2020 – Online Event – How to improve the safety of goods vehicles in the EU?

14 December 2020 – Online Event – How to improve the safety of goods vehicles in the EU?

14 December 2020 – Online Event – How to improve the safety of goods vehicles in the EU? 14:00-15:45 CET – Zoom Webinar Platform This online PIN Talk focused on the safety of goods vehicles in the EU, looking at goods vehicle safety but also the safety of goods vehicle drivers and all other road users. The agenda can be found here. Following welcome addresses from Ellen Townsend, ETSC, and Tjark Kreuzinger, Toyota Motor Europe, there were be presentations on: Findings of the PIN […]

7 December 2020 – Safe and Sober Webinar : An overview of current and forthcoming alcohol interlock programmes in Europe

7 December 2020 – Safe and Sober Webinar : An overview of current and forthcoming alcohol interlock programmes in Europe

Safe and Sober Webinar An overview of current and forthcoming alcohol interlock programmes in Europe Online event : Monday 7 December 2020, 15:30 – 16:45 CET The European Transport Safety Council hold a Safe and Sober webinar on 7 December. This online event featured the launch of our new report  on alcohol interlock programmes in Europe and national experts from Belgium, Finland, France and Sweden shared their experiences. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, […]

Online event – Road Safety and Society: Involving Stakeholders in Road Safety Programmes – 19 November – 10:00-12:00

Online event – Road Safety and Society: Involving Stakeholders in Road Safety Programmes – 19 November – 10:00-12:00

This online PIN Talk took place on Thursday 19 November from 10:00-12:00 using the Zoom platform. It was organised by ETSC and DVR with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in connection with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU. The focus of the event was: Involving stakeholders in road safety programmes. National experts from Germany shared their experiences with international and private sector experts on how to involve stakeholders in road safety programmes. Following welcome […]

14 October 2020 – What it takes to deliver safer cycling and walking in European cities – online event

Online event Wednesday, 14 October, 10:00-12:00 CEST  – This online event focussed on the safety of cyclists and pedestrians and look at what is being done in both Brussels and Oslo to protect our most vulnerable road users. The agenda is available here. Presentations: How Safe is Walking and Cycling in the EU – Jenny Carson, ETSC The work of the European Commission in promoting safe walking and cycling in the EU – Matthew Baldwin, European Commission Oslo: On the way to Vision Zero – Ida Kongsrud […]

Get ready for ROADPOL Safety Days 16-22 September

Get ready for ROADPOL Safety Days 16-22 September

The aim of ROADPOL Safety Days is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to zero, at least on one day.  Traffic police forces from ROADPOL member countries participate in the campaign every year. Activities vary across countries but are centred on enforcement and direct engagement with road users. Organisations in all countries are invited to participate in the ROAPDOL Safety Days campaign, organising national events and activities and sharing the road safety outcomes. Schools, road safety organisations and many others support the campaign […]

23 June 2020 – The LEARN! Key Principles Webinar

Online event Tuesday 23 June 2020, 11:00-12:30 CEST The LEARN! Key Principles are 17 recommendations that should be implemented in all European countries, in order to ensure that everyone – and especially children and youngsters – receive high quality traffic safety and mobility education. This webinar presented these Key Principles, and showed how they can be applied in practice through examples from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and Norway. Click here to download the agenda and click here to watch the recording of the webinar. […]

17 June 2020 – The Road Safety Performance Index Award 2020 – Online Event

Online event  Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 11.00-12.00 Central European Summer Time In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s annual ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Award event was moved online. Participants joined via teleconference for the presentation of this year’s PIN Annual Report looking at European progress in reducing road deaths and serious injuries in 2019. We were delighted to be joined by Mrs Adina-Ioana Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport as well as the Mr Taavi Aas, Estonian Minister for Economic Affairs and […]

CANCELLED: 24 March 2020, Safer walking, safer cycling, safer roads:  can Belgium be a leader in Europe? Brussels

CANCELLED: 24 March 2020, Safer walking, safer cycling, safer roads: can Belgium be a leader in Europe? Brussels

In light of the current situation regarding the spread of the Covid-19 virus, ETSC has taken the decision to cancel the above event.  We hope to reschedule a road safety event focused on Belgian and European policies in the near future. 

5 February 2020, Safe and Sober talk: The fight against drink-driving in Italy, Rome

Safe and Sober Talk Wednesday 5 February 2020, 10:00 – 13:00 Sala Stampa Estera Via dell’Umiltà, 83, 00187 Rome ANIA Foundation and the European Transport Safety Council held a Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” on the 5th of February in Rome, Italy. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, alongside speeding, non-use of seatbelts and driver distraction. Impairment through alcohol is an important factor influencing both the risk of […]

17 December 2019, Safe and Sober talk: The fight against drink-driving in Germany, Berlin

Safe and Sober Talk Tuesday 17 december 2019, 09:00 – 13:00 European Commission Representation Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin VdTÜV, the German Road Safety Council and the European Transport Safety Council held a Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” on the 17th of December in Berlin, Germany. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, alongside speeding, non-use of seatbelts and driver distraction. Impairment through alcohol is an important factor […]

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 […]

12 November 2019, Tackling van road risk – how to make last kilometres safe? Madrid

12 November 2019, Tackling van road risk – how to make last kilometres safe? Madrid

PIN Talk: Tackling van road risk – How to make last kilometres safe? Directorate General for Traffic, Sala Rosa de Lima, Calle Josefa Valcarcel 44, 28027 Madrid Tuesday, 12 November, 09.15 – 14.30 Directorate General for Traffic, the Mapfre Foundation and the ETSC held a PIN Talk in Madrid. During the event, national and international experts shared their experience in improving van safety.  The event featured two panel debates: how to improve road safety for van drivers and how light freight transport impacts road […]

22 October 2019 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect All Road Users, London

Regulating drug driving to protect all road users  Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London Tuesday 22 October 9:30 – 13:00 The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a seminar on drug driving on 22 October in London. Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. In the UK, 13% of drivers have admitted to have driven under the influence of drugs. The prevalence of illicit drugs amongst […]

9 October 2019 – EU Road Safety Exchange – Launch Event

9 October 2019, 11:00-16:30 Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles Reducing the road safety performance gap between EU Member States and offering high levels of safety on all European roads is one of the most important objectives of the European Commission in the area of transport. The EU Road Safety Exchange project wants to help reduce this gap through the exchange of knowledge and experience on effective road safety measures. The project will develop partnerships between road safety professionals in […]

30 September 2019, Effective road safety strategies save lives, Helsinki

PIN Talk: Effective road safety strategies save lives Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland Monday, 30 September 2019, 12.00 – 16.00 Liikenneturva, Traficom, Finnish Crash Data Institute (OTI) and ETSC held the PIN Talk in Helsinki. During the event, international experts shared their countries’ experience in preparing and implementing effective road safety strategies. The event featured a panel debate on how effective road safety strategies and close collaboration between stakeholders can save lives. The PIN Talk brought together government officials, decision makers, road […]

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