The EBRD’s 26th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and Business Forum took place on the 9-11 May 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus. More than 2,000 participants from around the world, including high-level government officials, financial and corporate executives, entrepreneurs from the region and representatives of civil society had the opportunity to discuss and debate on the regional and global challenges that the EBRD’s countries of operations face.

EASST and its partner Make Roads Safe Hellas were both represented by Dr. Evangelos Bellos, who had the opportunity to participate in the Civil Society Program’s meetings and exchange ideas with the EBRD senior management and representatives of important Civil Society Organisations about the role of road safety in achieving green and sustainable cities. It was a common conclusion that improving road safety and reducing the number of road crashes should be an integral part of the Bank’s strategy towards the development of sustainable cities. Investments in urban infrastructures for motorised and non-motorised transport and in development of environmental friendly, efficient and multimodal transportation should always be accompanied by holistic road safety initiatives that enhance public engagement and support local authorities and relevant policies.

EASST Trustee & EBRD Managing Director of Communications, Larry Sherwin, with Dr Evangelos Bellos, Director of Make Roads Safe Hellas