3 Feb 2007

Summary

In collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enlargement (TAIEX Unit), the European Union Road Federation (IRF) organised a workshop for road safety professionals on 30-31 January 2007 in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Details

In collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enlargement (TAIEX Unit), the European Union Road Federation (IRF) has been instrumental in setting up a cycle of road safety engineering training Workshops in Central and Eastern European Countries for the benefit of road safety professionals from the public and private sector. The first such workshop was help in Skopje on 30-31 January 2007.

The seminar, which included specific sessions on European policies, legal aspects, road equipment standards and deployment strategies, was attended by over 100 public and private sector delegates from the entire West Balkan region. The event was punctuated by numerous exchanges of case studies and closed with a field visit to ongoing construction works on Skopje’s future ring road.

Programme

Press Release (5.02.07)

ERF signs framework agreement with TAIEX (16.01.07)

Workshop Presentations

To download a copy of the presentations, please click on the corresponding speaker's name (large files - it is recommended to use right-click & "Save Target As" option).

European framework and policy context, Tom Antonissen, Director of Policy, European Union Road Federation (ERF)  

The national context: road development in Macedonia, Dragan Percinkov, Fund for National and Regional Roads of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Safe Road Infrastructure Management - Legal requirements, Brendan Halleman, Director of Operations, European Union Road Federation (ERF)  

The role of safe road infrastructure, Elena de la Peña, Technical Director, Spanish Road Association (AEC)

The role of Road Restraint Systems, Angel Martínez, HIASA

Positive impact of signing and marking, Rik Nuyttens, 3M

Guidelines for auditing the road network, Prof. Henrique Machada Jorge, Portuguese Road Centre (CRP)

Preventive hazard identification, Angel Martínez, HIASA

From recommendation to implementation - the role of ERF, Tom Antonissen, Director of Policy, European Union Road Federation (ERF)  

From recommendation to implementation - road safety & maintenance strategies, Brendan Halleman, Director of Operations, European Union Road Federation (ERF)  

Workshop pictures