EASST supports the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011-2020
In 2013 EASST began working with Road Safety Russia – an NGO working to unite the efforts of the Russian ministries and departments, private companies, NGOs, vehicle owners and other stakeholders in order to decrease the number of casualties on Russian roads.
Road Safety Russia has led a number of successful campaigns including:
‘Buckle Up!’ http://rsrussia.org/campaigns/buckle_up_-15/
‘Walk of Life’ http://rsrussia.org/campaigns/walk_of_life-13/
‘Car Seats for Children’ http://rsrussia.org/campaigns/car_seats_for_children-11/
Road Safety Russia President, Natalia Agre, joined EASST’s expert Advisory Board in 2013. Talking about the appointment, EASST Director Emma MacLennan commented: "It is wonderful to have Natalia and Road Safety Russia on our team. Road Safety Russia are highly effective and active in promoting road safety in the Russian Federation. Their contribution will be a great asset to our work."
EASST also cooperates with the Russian Traffic Police Department and Colonel General Victor Kiryanov, Deputy Minister of Interior of the Russian Federation, who is currently responsible for transport safety in Russia. In April 2011 EASST organized a visit by representatives of the Russian Ministry of Interior, headed by General Kiryanov, to the Surface Transport and Traffic Operations Centre (STTOC) in London - a good example of a successful partnership bringing together the London Buses Command and Control Centre, the London Streets Traffic Control Centre and the Metropolitan Police Traffic Operation Control Centre.
EASST is a regular participant at key road safety conferences and events held in the Russian Federation such as the International Road Safety Congress (Sept 2012).
16th May 2013
The second UN Global Road Safety Week took place from 6-12 May 2013 with activities taking place across the world to draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians, and the EASST region was no exception.
14th May 2013
A high level Forum was hosted in Russia during the launch of UN Global Road Safety Week, the worldwide campaigning event from 6-12 May 2013 highlighting pedestrian safety.
10th April 2013
On 4-5 April 2013 the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety hosted the Third Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims involving over 60 member NGOs.