The 2nd ESRA Symposium on Global Road Safety Performance Indicators will present new results from the ESRA2 data. It will focus on key results of global road safety performance indicators (i.e., release of 32 country fact sheets and thematic reports on speeding, mobile phone use, and fatigue). The symposium is sponsored by FERSI.
The Humanist Summer School 2019 will provide you with good insight into research in the area of Human Factors issues linked to the autonomous car challenge. The Summer School is a meeting place for Young and Senior Researchers, PhD or Professionals and offers plenty of opportunities to interact!
RSS 2019 will be held 14-17 October 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. The RSS conference was established in Rome in 2007 and, since then, has provided a bi-annual platform for researchers and professionals from various disciplines to share expertise and the latest insights in the field of road safety and simulation.
The 32ndICTCT conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 24 and 25 October 2019, organised in close co-operation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. The conference focuses on “Vision zero for traffic fatalities and serious injuries – research questions and challenges”. A special session will be dedicated to Surrogate Measures of Safety. Call for abstracts is open until 31 May 2019. More information here.
The 2019 Polis Conference on Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019 at The Egg in Brussels. This annual conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Call for speakers is open until 19 May; online registration will open in June 2019.
Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on 19–20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and minister-led delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions and other global organizations will also participate.
Transport Research Arena (TRA) is a biennial event, being the foremost European transport event and covering all modes and aspects of mobility. The next edition of Transport Research Arena will be held in Helsinki on 26-30 April in 2020. TRA 2020 is co-organised by the agencies under the jurisdiction of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication and the European Commission. It will gather researchers, policy makers and industry representatives together and offers a unique opportunity to stay on the edge of mobility research knowledge, policy trends and plans, and industry achievements.
The 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design will take place from 28 June until 1 July 2020 in Amsterdam. Held every five years, the Symposium aims to encourage the continuous improvement of highway geometric design. It focuses on the latest breakthrough practices relating to highway engineering in their different life phases, including daily operational effects and safe highway designs.
FERSI calls upon the European Commission to give road safety a strong and visible position in Horizon Europe, the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
In a short document FERSI clarifies and substantiates the need for further research and innovation in the area of road safety in order to meet the ambitious European objective of halving the number of road fatalities and serious injuries in the next decade, and having a road without victims in 2050. The document was distributed among relevant EC officials, national contact points and transport organisations.
After two terms as president of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI), Horst Schulze (BASt) will be succeeded by Rob Eenink (SWOV). Concurrently, FERSI’s General Secretary Raschid Urmeew (BASt) steps down and will be succeeded by Ingrid van Schagen (SWOV).
The primary mission of FERSI is to promote and coordinate high quality research on road safety issues, consult on implementation of research results and scientifically evaluate implementation outcomes.
Rob Eenink: “We thank Horst and Raschid for establishing FERSI as a major influencer of Europe’s road safety policy and leading us to a high level of cooperation outside and within FERSI. I look forward to working with Ingrid and our new Executive Board: Dominique Mignot (vice-president, IFSTTAR), Astrid Linder (VTI), Klaus Machata (KFV) and Mateja Markl (SPV)”.