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News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

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

Belarus, Children's Road Safety, News

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

News, Post-Crash Response, Ukraine

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

News

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

Children's Road Safety, Kazakhstan, News, Sustainable Mobility

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

Georgia, News, Sustainable Mobility

Tbilisi unveils its first shared and pedestrian-friendly avenue

Safe and accessible spaces for pedestrians and cyclists are now the priority in Tbilisi.

August 19, 2020

Azerbaijan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

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

Disability, Mobility and Road Risk, Moldova, News, Sustainable Mobility

Vulnerable road users prioritised as Chisinau’s Dacia Street is transformed

Safety and accessibility improvements set to transform one of Chisinau’s most dangerous roads.

August 7, 2020

Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

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

Georgia, Greece, News, Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable Tourism, Road Safety and Post-COVID development

Our latest blog discusses the need to build back better when it comes to sustainable tourism and how this links to road safety, active mobility and clean transport.

July 10, 2020

Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News

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

Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

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

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