Several EU countries have officially joined the next phase of the EU’s Road Safety Exchange project, which is funded by the European Parliament and managed by ETSC on behalf of the European Commission.
Portugal was the first to sign-on back in March, with Croatia joining in April. Lithuania, Czechia and Poland came on board earlier this month, and Bulgaria and Hungary are set to join later this week. Each country commits to the three-year partnership programme at a high-level meeting with senior officials and ministers, together with representatives of the Commission and ETSC.
The expanded project, which will cover several new countries compared to the first phase, will formally kick off with a public event this autumn. Each participating country is matched with one or more partner countries selected to help provide advice and policy support on road safety measures that the partner country has already implemented. The first phase of the programme ended in May last year with an event in Brussels that highlighted some of the key policy successes of the project.