EASST Annual Report 2018
2018 has been another amazing year of accomplishment for EASST and our partners across the region.
In addition to continuing our life saving work, we have once again seen our road safety network grow as we welcomed, from Mongolia, the Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar Hub to our EASST family. We ourselves were honoured and privileged to be accepted as members of the UN Global Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) in April.
Our annual report highlights the remarkable achievements our EASST partners have made throughout the year within our core project areas: children’s road safety; occupational road safety management; disability, mobility and road risk; post-crash response; road safety enforcement; and governance and capacity building. A particular focus has been sustainable mobility.
- Our partners PA Road Safety won a 2018 International Prince Michael Road Safety Award for their study into pedestrian safety within Bishkek’s Smart City concept, supported by the British Embassy in Bishkek.
- We have partnered with the Young Generation of Tajikistan, the Safer Roads Foundation, the EBRD, and the Mayor and Road Police of Dushanbe to install 200 high-visibility street signs at 50 high-risk road crossings in Dushanbe.
- Our safe road engineering training materials were introduced into the curriculum of the Tajikistan Technical University for the new academic year – ensuring that future generations of road engineers are aware of road safety issues in street design and urban planning.
- Our Road Safety Education Pack reached over 15,000 children across the region and was introduced as part of the school national curriculum in Moldova.
- We won a Gold Green World Award with our partners Kier Group for our car seat recycling and donations programme in Tajikistan.
- We launched our EASST Academy Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers in Russian and Kazakh languages, greatly expanding the course’s reach and impact.
- We organised the first ever regional summit on disability, mobility and road risk, bringing stakeholders together and established a regional working group to advocate for more accessible public transport.
- Five fire appliances along with personal protective equipment, breathing apparatus and road crash extraction equipment and training were donated to EASST partner countries to improve post-crash care.
- In Tbilisi, the Partnership for Road Safety helped facilitate the construction of 12km of cycle track and 70 cycle parking stations across the city.
- In Greece Make Roads Safe Hellas have been conducting ground-breaking research on tourism and road safety. The results will of which will be presented at the Sixth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organisations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims taking place in Crete in 2019.
Looking forward to next year, EASST will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Chania, Crete, bringing all our partners and supporters together to review our achievements and refresh our short- to medium-term goals. Our meeting will take place during the 6th global meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, along with the UN Road Safety Collaboration Group. This will be a perfect venue not only for celebrating our partners’ work and strengthening our network, but for building new partnerships and alliances.
EASST Annual Report 2018
Our 2018 Annual Report highlights the remarkable achievements our EASST partners have made throughout the year within our core project areas: children’s road safety; occupational road safety management; disability, mobility and road risk; post-crash response; road safety enforcement; and governance and capacity building. A particular focus has been sustainable mobility.