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:
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.
Head of the Road Safety Unit,
Agenda [7 MB]
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Work Plan 2013 - A Youth community for Road Safety [6 MB]|
|All Youth delegates||European Youth Forum for Road Safety||Common Campaign Implementation [14 MB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Common implementation – Improvements [5 MB]|
|Pauline Trémulot||Avenir Santé||Alcool-à-tor [960 KB]|
|Manuel Oberlader||Factum OG||European Night Without Accident - A growing success! [982 KB]|
|Sophie Corret||Contralco||Innovative tools development: the Road Safety kit [3 MB]|
|Nils Garnes||EuroCare - European Alcohol Police Alliance||Road Safety and Alcohol [748 KB]|
|Elena Georgiadi||R.S.I. “Panos Mylonas”||Vulnerable users: Pedestrians rights & duties [3 MB]|
|Ana Rita Lavado||GARE||No parking on sidewalks [705 KB]|
|Maria Niotaki||R.S.I. “Panos Mylonas”||1st Flashmob for Traffic Safety dedicated to Pedestrians – Guidelines and Diffusion [2 MB]|
|Laura Bellorini||PAU Education||European Road Safety Charter [4 MB]|
|Laura Bellorini||PAU Education||28 National workshops [2 MB]|
|Susanne Lindahl||European Commission – Road Safety Unit||Road Safety in the EU [932 KB]|
|Antonio Avenoso||European Transport Safety Council - ETSC||European Youth and Road Safety [2 MB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Enforcement [745 KB]|
|Julie Utting||Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport - EASST||EASST Police reform [2 MB]|
|Istvan SUBA||Hungarian Police||Education & Training [687 KB]|
|Daniel Vankov||Open Youth Bulgaria||Open Youth & the Bulgarian Traffic Police 2013 [5 MB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Public Transports [905 KB]|
|Charles de Lusignan||ACEA||Our Future mobility Now [3 MB]|
|Imre Enyedi||HAHA||Public Transport survey in Hungary [904 KB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Social Media [3 MB]|
|Joana Pereira||Head of Media||EU Road safety youth community - Improving our channels [3 MB]|
|Thomas Astoux||VINCI||Roulons Autrement - The new media platform [1023 KB]|
|Marion Franco||LASER Europe||Global Road Safety Film Festival [2 MB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Harlem Shake and Houdoken [2 MB]|
|Axel Druart||Responsible Young Drivers||Sutainability & EYFRS Board of Directors Creation [937 KB]|
|Nicolas Muller||Think Young||Lobbying for Youth Topics in the EU [744 KB]|