During 8-9th November 2012, the next stage of the ‘Development of Casualty Reduction Partnerships in Chisinau and Tiraspol’ project, funded by the EU and co-funded by UNDP took place.

Two roundtables were held – one in Chisinau and one in Tiraspol. The first, held in Chisinau on 8th November, was attended by road safety experts from the Chisinau Road Police, Transport Department, Rescue Service, Department of Education and Ministry of Health, all who participated in the first stage of the project during 1-2nd November. Participants identified the key road safety challenges faced in the capital, measures to combat those challenges, and developed an action plan of cooperation between those present.

EASST experts from Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia (right)

The meeting was moderated by EASST experts Poghos Shahinyan, Head of Secretariat of the National Council for Road Safety in Armenia, and Oksana Romanukha, Project Manager of Road Safety Support Foundation in Ukraine. Both the EASST experts exchanged their experiences with those in attendance.

On 9th November, a similar roundtable was held in Tiraspol to identify the challenges faced and to formulate an action plan. The meeting was again attended by EASST experts from Ukraine and Armenia and by representatives of the Automobile Club of Transnistria, Automobile Club of Moldova, Road Police and representatives of the state administration of Transnistria.

Oksana Romanukha from Ukraine moderates the roundtable

As a result of this second stage, a joint action plan has been developed between local authorities in cooperation with NGOs in both Chisinau and Tiraspol.