EASST honoured to join the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) as an Associate Member
We are proud to announce that Members of the FIA General Assembly meeting in Paris on 6th December 2019 voted unanimously to admit EASST as a new Associate Member.
The FIA has played an important role in the development and promotion of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety, which remains a key plank of their work. In 2011 the FIA created their FIA Action for Road Safety campaign, supporting initiatives across their global network of motoring and touring clubs to reduce road casualties. In 2015 Jean Todt, President of the FIA, was appointed by the UN Secretary General to be his Special Envoy for Road Safety. Since then he has travelled the world raising the profile of road safety, working with all stakeholders, and mobilising political support for measures to reduce road death and injury.
The FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign is based around 4 key priorities:
- Advocacy at the highest levels – developing key working relationships with international institutions such as the UN, the World Health Organisation, the European Union and the World Bank and governments around the world. More than 40 FIA Clubs participated in the UN Global Road Safety Week this year alone.
- Action by clubs on the ground – The FIA is supporting its club network through the FIA Grant Programme. Established in 2012, the Grant Programme works with clubs to improve road safety at a local level.
- Motor sport and Road Safety – The FIA has mobilised the motor sport community to promote the FIA’s Action for Road Safety.
- Campaigns & Partnerships – The FIA has launched its own initiatives, such as the 10 Golden Rules and an online pledge in its mission to make roads safer.
To mobilise support for road safety, the FIA has established numerous institutional and corporate partnerships with leading actors. EASST is honoured to number among these institutional partnership as a new Associate Member.
EASST partners already include FIA member clubs in Albania (ACA), Azerbaijan (AMAK), Belarus (BKA), Latvia (LAMB), and Moldova (ACM). Their work has been exemplary of the tremendous impact mobility clubs can have on road safety policy and practice.
The FIA is also very active on other mobility issues related to road safety, such as tourism and Smart Cities. The FIA Smart Cities Initiative was launched in 2017 to encourage cities and key stakeholders to address pressing issues for future urban mobility, including air quality, congestion and road safety. Associate Membership of the FIA will give EASST new opportunities to collaborate on these vital issues.
We look forward to a fruitful and productive association, with many possibilities to join our efforts across our EASST partner countries.