8-9 May 2014: 6th European Road Safety Day in Athens
The European Commission, in cooperation with the Greek EU Presidency hosted the European Road Safety Day in Athens on 8-9 May 2014. This conference, centred around the headline theme ‘Safe and smart infrastructure’, brought together road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers and gave them the opportunity to share their knowledge and discuss ways to continue improving European road safety.
The conference programme included information stands where leading European road safety organizations presented their work. Make Roads Safe Hellas participated with a MRSH/SENSOR project /EuroRAP stand, where a great opportunity was given to present mrsh past activites as well as detailed information about the SENSOR project to very important persons as f.e Mr Siim Kalas, Vice-President of the EC, Mr. Dionisis Makris, General Director of Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Network, Mr. Kallistratos Dionelis, General Secretary of ASECAP.
Also, Dr. Evangelos Bellos from MRSH, had the chance to have a short talk with Mr. Michalis Papadopoulos, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks about \the SENSOR project.
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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