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The new normal and building back better: EASST partners meet online to discuss COVID-19, road safety, and future activities in the region
This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken our All-EASST Partners meeting online. Last month we all met up on Zoom to catch up, reflect, discuss how the pandemic is impacting road safety, and how we can use our work to help countries build back better.
October 14, 2020
Turning surplus high visibility PPE into children’s mascots to improve night time visibility in rural Belarus
With the support of a grant by FedEx Express Europe, we have been working with the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club and local disability groups to turn old high visibility PPE into ‘mascots’ or tags for school book bags and children’s coats to promote visibility and safety on the roads.
October 14, 2020
Ukrainian President attends official opening of Ukraine’s new Emergency Rescue Training Centre
Last month the Lviv University of Life Safety marked the official opening of their new Rescue Training Centre with a demonstration of road crash rescue for the President of Ukraine featuring FIRE AID’s transformer car.
October 12, 2020
Safely back to school: new resources to ensure safe and healthy journeys to school
EASST launches new resources for school bus safety and UNICEF and the Child Health Initiative publishes guidance to support safe and healthy journeys to school during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
September 9, 2020
Empowering young people in East Kazakhstan to demand safer routes to school
Our newest EASST partner, Urban Forum Kazakhstan, have been working with young people in the East Kazakhstan city of Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen) to create safer routes to school.
August 26, 2020
Investigating the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan
The National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan and the World Bank launch new research project to investigate the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan.
August 11, 2020
Yerevan authorities reduce urban speed limits to save lives
City authorities in Yerevan, Armenia have passed a new law lowering urban speed limits by 10km/h. This will serve as a pilot, with a view to reducing speed limits across the whole country.
August 4, 2020
Children with disabilities in Moldova receive donated car seats
The Automobile Club of Moldova, in partnership with the National Inspectorate of Public Security and the Tony Hawks Centre, donate child car seats to families of children with disabilities.
July 9, 2020
The EASST Road Safety Education Pack goes online in Azerbaijan
Under lockdown, the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan (AMAK) has taken its road safety education online. Using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack, they are offering free interactive online awareness sessions on road safety to children of all ages.
July 8, 2020