Detailed programme for the FERSI Conference now available

The detailed programme for the FERSI Conference is now available. The conference programme includes plenary sessions with keynotes by Geertje Hegeman, Head of the Road Safety Department at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Pernille Sølund Ehlers from the Danish Road safety Council and Graziella Jost from the European Transport Safety Council. It also offers poster pitches, parallel sessions with paper presentations on various road safety topics, a social gathering in Madurodam, a round table discussion and a wrap-up session with an award ceremony, finally ending with a goodbye lunch.

The international conference will be held on October 6 & 7 in the Hague and is open to researchers, policy makers and road safety professionals from road authorities and road safety observatories but also professionals otherwise involved in road traffic and road safety (enforcement, engineering, consultancy, education). The conference will allow for discussion on promising ways to facilitate the decision making and implementation process of proven (cost-)effective but politically sensitive road safety measures. 

Check out the programme!

Dr Jacek Malasek (IBDiM) retired

After a professional career of 50 years in road transport, Dr Jacek Malasek retired. Jacek represented the Polish Research Institute of Road and Bridges (IBDiM) in FERSI for almost 20 years. He was a highly valued member of our network, and his contributions will be missed. Many thanks to Jacek on behalf of all FERSI members, wishing him a great, well-deserved retirement.   

FERSI statement on the war in Ukraine

The Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes FERSI notes with dismay the alarming situation in Ukraine and finds the invasion of a sovereign democratic nation by Russian forces outrageous and unacceptable. These actions are undermining global security and stability and have led to deplorable human suffering and loss of life.

In the interests of peace and stability in international relations, we call for an end to the hostilities and for a resolution that respects the sovereignty of Ukraine and all its people. FERSI stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, along with those in Russia who are courageously manifesting their rejection of war. We wish the citizens of Ukraine great strength in resisting and overcoming this shocking crisis.

We note that scientists and scientific journalists in Russia have issued the following open letter on the situation.