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ETSC to host road safety summer school

Tuesday 19th July 2016

A partnership comprising the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is organising a five-day summer school for Europe’s road safety professionals, to be held in Belgium next month.

Aimed at professionals dealing with road safety issues, the five-day 2016 European Road Safety Summer School is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in this field.

The course will present an integrated approach to road safety, based on best-practice examples from countries across Europe, alongside ample networking and knowledge exchange opportunities.

The summer school is targeted at road safety professionals working at national, regional and local levels, road safety interest groups, police, spatial planning and road infrastructure departments, consultants, engineers, administrators and researchers.

Topics covered across the five days will include: road safety indicators; education and awareness raising; infrastructure; enforcement; the European road safety framework; high-risk road user groups; national and international strategies; and data-driven policy

The course is organised by the ETSC and the VSV, working in partnership with the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University, and Europe’s police force network.

ETSC provides impartial expert advice on transport safety matters to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and Member States. It organises several national and international conferences every year.

The 2016 European Road Safety Summer School is being held 22-26 August in Mechelen, Belgium. The venue is 15 minutes by train from Brussels Airport. The course fee €475 per person which covers all activities on the programme, but excludes travel expenses and hotel accommodation. The course is delivered in English


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