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Road Safety Conference in Ioannina, Greece

    Road traffic safety has become a major global social, economic, development and health concern. Only in Europe as much as 127.000 people die every year and 2.4 millions more are injured or disabled causing, in addition to human suffering, overwhelming costs amounting to 1.5 to 2.5 % of Europe’s GDP. Despite some progress in recent years, Eastern, South Eastern European and Caucasus countries are still suffering from high numbers of casualties on the road. The United Nations General Assembly, on 2 March 2010 unanimously adopted resolution 64/255 proclaiming the period 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety with a goal to reduce the level of road fatalities around the world by increasing activities at national, regional and global levels.

    In line with the implementation of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) co-organise under the Greek Chairmanship-in-office of BSEC and the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, the ‘Conference on Improving Road Safety in the BSEC Region’ in Ioannina, Greece on 18-19 November 2010. The Conference is hosted and sponsored by the Chamber of Ioaninna and the Hellenic Chambers Transport Association.

    The Conference is expected to contribute towards the implementation of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety in the BSEC region and the tangible results produced by the recently finalized UNECE project on “Improving global road safety: setting regional and national road traffic casualty reduction targets”. Among the main objectives of the Conference is to provide a platform for experts from BSEC region to discuss measures for improving road safety and sharing best practices. Moreover, the participation of high-level international and European representatives of major stakeholders, will contribute in further raising awareness on road traffic safety issues in the region.

Themes and sessions   English PDF (259 KB)
Final programme   English PDF (282 KB)
  Greek PDF (303 KB)
Ioannina Declaration   English PDF (229 KB)
Opening Statements      
Mr. Dimitris Baratsas, President, Chamber of Ioannina
  Greek PDF (59 KB)
Mr. Theoharis Tsiokas, General Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Greece
  Greek PDF (62 KB)
Mr. Andrey Vasiliyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE
  English PDF (29 KB)
Mr. Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Ambassador, General Secretary, BSEC
  English PDF (11 KB)
Mrs. Dimitra Georgakopoulou Mpasta   Greek PDF (45 KB)
Review of the road safety situation in the BSEC region
Mr. Poghos Shahinyan, National road safety council of Armenia (NRSCA)
  English PDF (967 KB)
Dr. Evi Blana, Secretariat of Bi-ministerial Committee of Road Safety, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Greece
  English PDF (4.34 MB)
Mr. Dragiša Simić, Mr. Slaviša Matić, Mr. Dragoslav Kukic, Ms. Isidora Jović
Ministry of Interior, Traffic Police Administration, Republic of Serbia
  English PDF (2.30 MB)
The 7th decade of road safety dedicated to global action, context and dynamics      
Mr. Michalis Adamantiadis, Chief, Transport Facilitation and Economics Section, UNECE
  English PDF (3.71 MB)
Ms. Eleni Geka, Team Europe, on behalf of the European Commission
  English PDF (389 KB)
Mrs. Emma Maclennan, FIA Foundation
  English PDF (1009 KB)
Mrs. Barbara Krol, Regional Coordinator, Europe & Asia, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
  English PDF (2.20 MB)
Mr. Miroslav Jovanovic, Transport Facilitation and Economics Section, UNECE
  English PDF (176 KB)
Improving road safety in the BSEC region
Road safety management capacity (Multi-sectoral  partnerships, lead agencies, national strategies, plans and targets)
Mr. Poghos Shahinyan, Head, Secretariat of National Road Safety Council, Armenia
  English PDF (1.16 MB)
Mr. Georgios Yannis, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  English PDF (236 KB)
Mr. Tony Pearce, Senior Adviser, Project for the Integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T
  English PDF (1.61 MB)
Ms. Jennifer Bogner, Austrian Road Safety Board
  English PDF (118 KB)
Mr. Jovica Vasiljević, Road Traffic Safety Agency, Serbia
  English PDF (338 KB)
Safe road design and network management (Improved planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance)
Mr. Bill Halkias, President, Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers – Managing Director, Attikes Diadromes S.A.
  English PDF (7.92 MB)
Mr. Stelios Efstathiadis, European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP)
  English PDF (13.74 MB)
Forgiving roads and safe vehicles (UNECE vehicle safety standards)
Dr. Nicholas Rogers, Nick Rogers Consulting
  English PDF (552 KB)
Road user behaviour (Improved enforcement of traffic laws, standards, awareness, education, compliance with regulations and prevention measures)
Mr. Talal Al-Wahaibi, Project Officer, Permanent Delegation in the Middle East Region, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  English PDF (1.79 MB)
Mrs. Vassiliki Danelli-Mylona, President, Road Safety Institute PANOS MYLONAS
  English PDF (13.76 MB)
Dr. Nikolaos Eliou, Director, Transport Security Unit, Hellenic Institute of Transport
  English PDF (6.47 MB)
Mr. A. Bakhtamyan, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Armenia
  English PDF (1.67 MB)
“We Play and Drive by the Rules” FIBA 2010 Championship Communication Campaign      
Mr. Michalis Adamantiadis, Chief, Transport Facilitation and Economics Section, UNECE
  English PDF (6.43 MB)
Improving post crash care (Increased responsiveness to emergencies, quality of health emergency treatment and longer term rehabilitation)
Mr. Zikas, Head Road Traffic Police, Ioannina, Greece
  Greek PDF (80 KB)
Dr. Maria Segui-Gomez, European Center for Injury Prevention, University of Navarra, Medical Faculty, Spain
  English PDF (993 KB)
Implementing and monitoring road safety in the BSEC region
Mr. Alan Ross, Senior Adviser, UK   English PDF (421 KB)
Background Documents      
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on Improving global road safety   English PDF (122 KB)
  Russian PDF (136 KB)
UN Administrative instruction on Road and driving safety   English PDF (37 KB)
Major UNECE agreements on road safety   English PDF (231 KB)
Evolution of road safety in BSEC region   English PDF (289 KB)
(European Commission) Towards a European road safety area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020   English PDF (99 KB)
The Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industry Declaration   English PDF (34 KB)
    Greek PDF (89 KB)
Consolidated resolution on road traffic (R.E.1)   EnglishPDF (1.7 MB)
French PDF (2.9 MB)
Russian PDF (2.3 MB)
Consolidated resolution on road signs and signals (R.E.2)   EnglishPDF (792 KB)
French PDF (783 KB)
Russian PDF (825 KB)
Improving Global Road Safety: Setting Regional and National Road Traffic Casualty Reduction Targets Report and Recommendations   English PDF (2 MB)
Convention on Road Signs and Signals of 1968, European Agreement Supplementing the Convention and Protocol on Road Markings Additional to the European Agreement (2006 consolidated versions)   English Publication to order
Team Work and Fair Play on Basketball Courts and on Our Roads - Statement by the Greek National Basketball Champions   English PDF (74 KB)
  Greek PDF (82 KB)
Implementing the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety in BSEC Region: Country Readiness Assessment Questionnaire   English PDF (233 KB)
  English XLS(203 KB)