On the 14 March 2023, the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) hosted the launch meeting of the new EU Road Safety Exchange Project at its premises.
This project, managed by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), aims to promote synergies to effectively achieve the common goal of zero deaths on the roads.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Brussels, ETSC is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting road safety culture and reducing road accident casualties in Europe. As a specialist consultant to the European Commission and Parliament, as well as governments of Member States, ETSC relies on international scientific research to develop reports and technical information, including statistical data, on the best measures and practices to reduce road accidents.
From 2019 to 2022, ETSC implemented the pilot project “EU Road Safety Exchange Program” (EURSE) involving twelve EU Member States – Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden. The project aimed to foster institutional exchange of knowledge and good practices and to mitigate differences in road safety among countries. Transport experts from these countries collaborated to share best practices for speed reduction, pedestrian and cyclist safety in urban areas, building secure infrastructure, and improving application and data collection.
This year marks the beginning of a new three-year phase of the project, with the goal of expanding participation to more countries and covering new road safety topics.
The original article can on the Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária website here.