Meeting on the EU Road Safety Exchange+ project

On May 25, 2023, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Rafał Weber hosted the Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council, Antonio Avenoso. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the European Commission, the Motor Transport Institute, the Road and Bridge Research Institute, the General Inspectorate of Road Transport, the General Police Headquarters, the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways and the Małopolska Voivodeship Road Safety Council.

- I am convinced that the thematic scope of cooperation with experts from Poland under EURSE+ will help our country to remain one of the leaders in improving road safety in Europe - said Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Rafał Weber.

During the meeting, the assumptions and shape of the EU Road Safety Exchange + (EURSE+) project planned for 2023-2025 were discussed. It will be a continuation of the EURSE pilot project implemented in 2019-2022, the aim of which was to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries in road accidents and to help eliminate road safety disparities between EU Member States. Support was provided in particular to those countries with the greatest potential to make significant improvements in road safety.

On the international experience of ITS, which is the scientific and expert base of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the government, prof. Marcin Ślęzak, director of the Motor Transport Institute. Professor Ślęzak drew, among others, attention to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's exposè, which gave rise to consistent financial and legislative activities of the government to improve road safety.

- These targeted systemic actions have had significant effects in reducing the number of road users killed and injured in the last year. At the same time, being aware of the next challenges in the area of road safety, we declare the Institute's full commitment to the EU Road Safety Exchange+ project, financed by the European Parliament - declared prof. Marcin Ślęzak, director of the Motor Transport Institute.

The EURSE+ project assumes the expansion and consolidation of the network of road safety specialists. The project will support the EU's long-term Vision Zero goal and the interim goal of halving the number of serious road injuries and fatalities between 2020 and 2030.

Source: own



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