EASST News

Catch up with all the latest news from across our EASST network and find out how we’re saving lives on the road.

News, Post-Crash Response

World Day of Remembrance: acknowledging the crucial work of the emergency services

This World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which was held on Sunday 15th November, we took the time to acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services.

November 19, 2020

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Children's Road Safety, News, Post-Crash Response, Road Safety Enforcement, Ukraine

FedEx Express and EASST keep a spotlight shining on road safety

Last year we received charitable funding from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), to deliver three diverse initiatives via our NGO partners in Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

November 16, 2020

News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility

EBRD launches “first of its kind” e-learning course for road safety engineering

EBRD has developed a “first of its kind” online road safety engineering e-learning course for road engineers, planners and designers to give them a robust introduction to the fundamental principles of good road safety engineering and auditing based on a Safe System Approach.

November 5, 2020

Kazakhstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Local celebrities endorse phase two of our project to make roads safer in Western Kazakhstan

Last month, we launched the second phase of our project to make roads safer in the Western Kazakhstan Region with the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni.

November 2, 2020

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

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