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.

Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

Azerbaijan embarks on Incident Data Mapping to Improve Pedestrian Safety

FedEx Express funding equips EASST partner AMAK to make roads safer in Baku as vehicle ownership soars.

January 14, 2021

Georgia, News, Sustainable Mobility

Raising awareness of asbestos risks in vehicle brake pads in Georgia

60% of brake-pads sold on the market in Georgia contain asbestos. Partnership for Road Safety have been working to raise awareness of the asbestos-related risks when it comes to environmental pollution and road safety.

January 13, 2021

Moldova, News, Sustainable Mobility

Civic activists, children, NGOs and public bodies demand accessible road infrastructure in Moldova

Civic activists, children, cyclists, parents, people with reduced mobility, road safety NGOs, police and firefighters have launched a novel campaign in Moldova under the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet.

January 7, 2021

News

EASST Annual Report 2020

In the EASST region, despite some areas of our work being paused or delayed due to Covid-19, we have seen significant positive developments for road safety and sustainable transport. Find out more in our 2020 annual report.

December 22, 2020

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

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