2-4 December 2013: Greek Risk Map Presentation and “Inspection & Safety Ranking” Training, organized by MRSH
On Monday 2nd of December 2013, it was held on Civitel Attic Hotel in Athens the presentation of the Greek Risk Map, organized by Make Roads Safe Hellas. Dr. Evangelos Bellos, project manager of the project opened the session by welcoming the participants and presenting the SENSOR project and its results so far. Followed Dr. Steve Dawson, Road Safety Foundation Research Director, who introduced the RAP methodology and the worldwide accomplishment of the tools as well as Mr. Stelios Efstathiadis, Head Engineer, who presented the Greek Risk Map, after inspecting 3.500km of the Greek TEN-T routes using the specially equipped vehicle. The presentation was attended by project partners and stakeholders, including representations from the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Communications and the National Contact Point of SEE Transnational Programme.
On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th, Make Roads Safe Hellas offered to important road safety stakeholders, within the framework of the project, a “RAP Inspection & Safety Ranking” training workshop at the Civitel Attic Hotel in Athens. The training included introduction to RAP, Star Rating, Safer Roads Investment Plans and RAP capacity, accessing results through ViDA as well as road coding and Star Rating analysis. This event has also be followed by representations from the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Communications as well as the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
The purpose of the “SENSOR – ROSEE Coordination Committee – SEROC” is to ensure strong coordination between the SENSOR and ROSEE projects on technical, scientific and dissemination issues, related to their goals. The SEROC Committee aims also to ensure alignment of both projects outcomes in regards to harmonized approaches and complementarity for road safety in the SEE region in line with the Southeast Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme strategy as well as EU and UN approaches. Finally, it monitors the degree in which the projects’ results are adopted at national level.
The Committee is considered to be a vital advisory board and both projects undertake to fully take into account its recommendations although these will be non-binding and not constrain either project meeting contracted obligations.
The general functions of SEROC are to:
Ensure oversight of both projects' strategy and outcomes in regards to harmonized EU and UN approaches as well as SEE Programme strategy;
Monitor the degree in which the projects' results are adopted at national level and provide consultation or recommendations;
Facilitate co-operation between SENSoR and ROSEE projects in initiating, developing, carrying out and monitoring actions designed to ensure the complementarity of the projects and the avoidance of overlapping activities;
Assist in the know-how exchange between the two projects and the enhancement of technical and scientific knowledge;
Assist in the development, review and distribution of road safety practices, procedures and policies;
Assist in the development of common dissemination actions.
Specific functions of SEROC are to prepare a schedule of recommended evidence, data and definitions to be used by both projects which is populated where practical and/or available. This schedule shall include:
Economic parameters to be used in road safety evaluations
Recorded deaths and associated time periods for SEE countries
Definitions and handling procedures for serious injuries
Definitions and handling of non-serious injuries and PDO (property damage only)
Traffic census data
Road network definitions and cartography
The SEROC shall also advise on the value added from:
Holding a Common mid-term and/or Final Conference and its modalities
Common channels of dissemination