The European Youth Forum for Road Safety (EYFRS) turns pro!

After a year and a half of constant awareness-raising activities and permanent networking to create a concrete road safety youth community, the EYFRS Youth Taskforce has finally set a date for the establishment of a 5th Edition of the Forum that will exceptionally be held South Italy, hosted by the Province of Crotone, coordinated by Responsible Young Drivers, and supported by the European Commission (DG MOVE). The two-days conference are foreseen to take place on the 28th & 29th of November 2013, with a Pre-Forum organized by the Province of Crotone on the 27th. Its main objective is to transform this existing ongoing youth forum network into a referenced youth community acting as a recognized entity.

The Forum will as usual welcome two youth delegates from each of the 28 EU Member States (selected on the basis of their active involvement in road safety) to debate with experts on current road safety matters involving youngsters all across Europe, and hence come up with concrete and innovative solutions. The foreseen agenda, still under construction, will this time focus on the creation of a concrete professional entity recognized by professionals, and aiming to expand gained knowledge by the Youth Delegates since the creation of the EYFRS in 2008. The purpose is to transmit their know-how to future generations, to reach hundred thousand other youngsters through common campaigning, and use the strength of this united youth community to make roads safer for all their young peers.

This year's topics are defined in line with the European Commission's Policy orientations for road safety 2011-2020 based on the outcomes of 3 Workshops (in France, Greece and Hungary) which gathered young professionals and experts (the EYFRS taskforce).

The youth delegates will therefore widely debate on the following themes:

  • Pedestrians' safety (though the creation of a video campaigning),
  • Public Transports (bringing up a strategy to promote and lobby its stakeholders),
  • Alcohol & Driving (proposing new tools and improve awareness-raising activities),
  • Enforcement (through education with youngsters and police forces),
  • Social Media (aiming at creating a recognized European cyber entity & community),
  • Sustainability of the EYFRS (thanks to the election of an informal Board of Directors committing to handle its management all through the decade).

Message from the European Commission to the European Youth Forum for Road Safety

Fatal road crashes are still the most common cause of death for young people in Europe. Young car drivers, aged 18-24, still make up almost one fifth of all who are killed in car accidents - although the age group makes up only a tenth of the populati

Last year, Commission Vice President Siim Kallas addressed these issues at the Fourth European Road Safety Day in Nicosia, Cyprus. He talked about the importance of continued hard efforts towards the strategic target of halving the number of road deaths. In particular, he stressed the serious problems of drink-driving and drug-driving by young people, recommending a zero-tolerance approach for safety.

I am very pleased to see that the European Youth Forum for Road Safety picked up the Commission messages from last year and has taken them further in workshops and discussions throughout this year. Your meeting in Crotone provides the opportunity to take further steps. The future is in the hands of the young, so let's make the most of this opportunity.

Szabolcs Schmidt,

Head of the Road Safety Unit,

European Commission

Agenda pdf - 7 MB [7 MB]



Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversWork Plan 2013 - A Youth community for Road Safety pdf - 6 MB [6 MB]
All Youth delegatesEuropean Youth Forum for Road SafetyCommon Campaign Implementation pdf - 14 MB [14 MB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversCommon implementation – Improvements pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]
Pauline TrémulotAvenir SantéAlcool-à-tor pdf - 960 KB [960 KB]
Manuel OberladerFactum OGEuropean Night Without Accident - A growing success! pdf - 982 KB [982 KB]
Sophie CorretContralcoInnovative tools development: the Road Safety kit pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
Nils GarnesEuroCare - European Alcohol Police AllianceRoad Safety and Alcohol pdf - 748 KB [748 KB]
Elena GeorgiadiR.S.I. “Panos Mylonas”Vulnerable users: Pedestrians rights & duties pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
Ana Rita LavadoGARENo parking on sidewalks pdf - 705 KB [705 KB]
Maria NiotakiR.S.I. “Panos Mylonas”1st Flashmob for Traffic Safety dedicated to Pedestrians – Guidelines and Diffusion pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Laura BelloriniPAU EducationEuropean Road Safety Charter pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
Laura BelloriniPAU Education28 National workshops pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Susanne LindahlEuropean Commission – Road Safety UnitRoad Safety in the EU pdf - 932 KB [932 KB]
Antonio AvenosoEuropean Transport Safety Council - ETSCEuropean Youth and Road Safety pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversEnforcement pdf - 745 KB [745 KB]
Julie UttingEastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport - EASSTEASST Police reform pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Istvan SUBAHungarian PoliceEducation & Training pdf - 687 KB [687 KB]
Daniel VankovOpen Youth BulgariaOpen Youth & the Bulgarian Traffic Police 2013 pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversPublic Transports pdf - 905 KB [905 KB]
Charles de LusignanACEAOur Future mobility Now pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
Imre EnyediHAHAPublic Transport survey in Hungary pdf - 904 KB [904 KB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversSocial Media pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
Joana PereiraHead of MediaEU Road safety youth community - Improving our channels pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
Thomas AstouxVINCIRoulons Autrement - The new media platform pdf - 1023 KB [1023 KB]
Marion FrancoLASER EuropeGlobal Road Safety Film Festival pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversHarlem Shake and Houdoken pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
Axel DruartResponsible Young DriversSutainability & EYFRS Board of Directors Creation pdf - 937 KB [937 KB]
Nicolas MullerThink YoungLobbying for Youth Topics in the EU pdf - 744 KB [744 KB]