VOICE Vulnerable road users Organisations In Cooperation across Europe
Introduction to ETSC ETSC Aims: • to identify and promote research-based measures with high safety potential. • to provide impartial advice on transport safety to policymakers across the EU.
ETSC organisation A science-based approach to road safety poicy • 35 organisations from across Europe under one unique umbrella promoting science-based transport safety measures at EU level. • More than 150 experts contributing to ETSC’s Reviews, Policy Papers, Newsletters, Positions, Lectures, Press Releases, Year Books, etc. • The European Commission, member organisations, member states and corporate sponsors are funding our work. • 11 Secretariat staff members do their utmost to insert the knowledge of ETSC members and experts into EU transport safety policy-making.
ETSC current activities • Monitoring EU and national transport safety policies • State-of-the-art Reviews • VOICE Campaign • Enforcement Programme • SEC Belt Project • PIN (Road Safety Performance Index)
ETSC VOICECampaign Vulnerable road user Organisations In Cooperation across Europe VOICE aims: • promote European policy change – VOICE Network • highlight decision-makers – VOICE Awards • produce materials on individual Member States – VOICE Facts • produce materials on specific locations – VOICE Sites
VOICENetwork Current partners: • AGE – the European Older People’s Platform • ANEC – the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation • BEUC – the European Consumers Organisation • European Child Safety Alliance • EDF - European Disability Forum • EPHA – European Public Health Alliance • Health and Environment Alliance • T&E – European Federation for Transport and Environment • Voetgangersbeweging (Belgian Pedestrian Movement)/ IFP (International Federation of Pedestrians)
VOICE Award Awarded to individuals (policymakers), car manufacturers, organisations, or local authorities in Europe whose words or actions have contributed to protecting or endangering vulnerable road users.
VOICE Facts Campaign materials specific to twelve Member States detailing what they could do to protect vulnerable road users
VOICE Sites • Location-specific studies highlighting • infrastructure problems in each • of the twelve selected countries. • Concrete basis for local action to • improve situation in these locations. • Examples of “best practice”.