||How to sign up
By signing the European Road Safety Charter you commit to assuming your share of the responsibility in helping to achieve the common target of saving 25,000 lives. This commitment is your opportunity to decide upon which road safety initiatives you would like to carry out over the coming three years (2006-2009). For example, you could choose to carry out road safety campaigns, publish road safety information, provide driving courses for your employees, draw up a road safety plan for your organisation or pledge to improve infrastructure etc.
The commitment should:
- Be concrete, feasible and able to be monitored;
- Contribute directly or indirectly to the goal of halving the number of road fatalities;
- Go beyond what you are obliged to do by law;
- Lie within the organisation’s responsibility;
- Have a three-year duration;
- Involve a civil society group in its fulfilment (e.g. company, association, NGO, town council, institution etc.).
Here you can read more about what is entailed in signing up for the European Road Safety Charter:
Give and Take
- Give and Take: As a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter, your commitment involves giving and taking. Read more here about what this entails.
- Signatory Kit: This section provides details of what you receive for supporting the initiative.
- Application form: Here you can fill in the simple application form to become a charter signatory!
As a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter you will be exchanging good practices across Europe, helping and inspiring others to carry out more actions to save lives, while at the same time receiving acknowledgement from the European Commission for your efforts.
Upon signing the European Road Safety Charter, you will receive a personalised kit containing the following:
- A European Road Safety Charter Certificate detailing your commitment
- A European Road Safety Plaque in recognition of your support of the charter
- A CD-Rom containing the European Road Safety Charter logo and graphics with instructions for use
- A copy of the European Road Safety Action Programme, published by the European Commission (2003)
The application form will assist you in defining your commitment and the areas and objectives for your actions.
A good commitment generally begins with an objective which is in line with the common target of saving 25,000 lives. This objective will vary according to the entity, for example:
- For a local/regional entity, which is in charge of a certain area, it might be possible to quantify this objective. The target may also concern only a certain group of victims.
- Large companies/associations might avail of the tools to monitor the number of accidents among their employees.
- Smaller signatories for which it does not make sense to quantify a target may choose a more qualitative approach.
Finally, the commitment should outline key measures on how to achieve the target. In particular commitments which have no quantifiable target have to provide figures on these measures.
The commitment cannot involve lobbying activities – this is an invitation for your organisation itself to take concrete action. Moreover, it cannot be comprised merely of your day-to-day activities. Any initiatives already involved with the EC are not eligible either. Finally, your commitment should not promote a specific product or service.
Please fill out the application form with as many details as possible so that others can gain inspiration and submit it at your earliest convenience. We will then contact you to confirm receipt of the form.
If you have any queries regarding the European Road Safety Charter or the process of signing up, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
European Road Safety Charter Team
Tel.: (34) 933 670 434
Fax: (34) 932 006 864
c/ Muntaner, 262, 3r
08021 Barcelona, Spain
Please note that your details will be stored outside the EUROPA website, in the database of the contractor for the management of the European Road Safety Charter and will not be used for any other purpose other than for the European Road Safety Charter
Please note that your details will be stored outside the EUROPA website, in the database of the contractor for the management of the European Road Safety Charter and will not be used for any other purpose than for the European Road Safety Charter.