FERSI online symposium

14 October 2021, 13:30 – 15:30 CET


On 14 October 2021 (13:30-15:30 CET) FERSI will organise an online symposium: Implementing evidence-based road safety measures, removing barriers and enhancing public support. The symposium is a prelude to a physical conference on the same topic that will held in the autumn of 2022.   

Effective but controversial measures 

The October 2021 symposium will consist of three presentations on vulnerable road users, speed and road safety management. Practitioners/decision makers who have been successful in implementing effective but sometimes controversial road safety measures will share their experience. How did they manage? How important was the scientific evidence? What can others learn from their experience?   

Álvaro Gómez Méndez will focus on the introduction of low urban speed limits in Spain


Giannis Kefalogiannis will focus on the successful Greek road safety policy in the last decade.


Pernille Sølund Ehlers will focus on the Danish approach to successfully promoting voluntary use of bicycle helmets.

From an international, European and scientific perspective  

A panel consisting of Nhan Tran (Head Safety and Mobility, Department of the Social Determinants of Health, WHO), Matthew Baldwin (Deputy Director-General DG MOVE and European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility, EC) and Astrid Linder (Research Director Traffic Safety at VTI and Adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology), together with the speakers and the audience will put the issues in an international, European and scientific perspective.   

Matthew Baldwin (Deputy Director-General DG MOVE and European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility, EC)


Astrid Linder (Research Director Traffic Safety at VTI and Adjunct Professor at Chalmers University of Technology).


Nhan Tran (Head Safety and Mobility, Department of the Social Determinants of Health, WHO)

Registration is now open 

Registration for the online symposium on 14 October is now open. To stay updated: follow FERSI on LinkedIn and/or subscribe to the conference newsletter