9 October 2019 – EU Road Safety Exchange – Launch Event

  • October 10, 2019

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 different European countries and help address their specific road safety challenges through twinning activities.

On 9 October 2019, a high level event in Brussels marked the official launch of the project.

Infrastructure, enforcement, protection of vulnerable road safety users and funding are some of the common challenges faced by EU Member States. The event covered these issues, bringing together high-level officials from the participating countries, senior transport experts from the twinning countries as well as international road safety organisations and other stakeholders.

The European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the European Coordinator for Road Safety Matthew Baldwin joined the discussions.

The agenda of the event can be found here.

More photos from the event can be found here.


  1. EU Road Safety Exchange, Antonio Avenoso, European Transport Safety Council
  2. Measures to improve road infrastructure safety, Klaus Machata, Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV)
  3. Enforcement measures to tackle the main killers on the road, Volker Orben, TISPOL
  4. Measures to improve urban road safety and protect vulnerable road users, Dovile Adminaite, European Transport Safety Council

Media coverage:

Agence Europe (Europe)

Sofia Globe (Bulgaria) 

Sofia News Agency (Bulgaria)

Petel (Bulgaria)

DVZ Deutsche Verkehrs – Zeitung (Germany)

EurActiv (Greece)

Insider (Greece)

Palo (Greece)

GoCar (Greece)

SicurAuto (Italy)

Leitrim Observer (Ireland)

Kauno Diena (Lithuania) 

15min (Lithuania)

Polish Press Agency (Poland)

Poland In 

Bankier (Poland)

Motoryzacja (Poland)

Diario de noticias (Portugal)

Sapo 24 (Portugal)

TVR (Romania)

E-SigurantaRutiera (Romania)

 T-Times (Romania)

Economia de hoy (Spain)


On the same day, from 18:00 to 20:00,the European Road Safety Charter presented the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2019, at Théatre de Vaudeville, Galerie de la Reine 13, 1000 Brussels. 

sponsor_eu EU Road Safety Exchange is funded by the European Parliament and led by the European Commission. The project is managed by ETSC on behalf of the European Commission.