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European Commission Newsletter

11 June 2015

The latest European Commission newsletter has been published. It includes the following:

1. EU takes stock of road safety policy framework

The EU’s road safety work is primarily guided by its policy orientations for 2011-20. They set a target of halving numbers of EU road deaths between 2010 and 2020 and propose EU-level actions for achieving this.

2. Third UN Global Road Safety Week takes place

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly designated 2011–20 as the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. The aim is to highlight road safety issues and mobilise road safety partners around the world to step up their efforts, with the goal of saving 5 million lives.

3. Recipients of road safety grants announced

In 2014, the EU published a call for proposals for actions aimed at tackling problems related to vulnerable road users, children, the elderly and young drivers with a view to awarding grants. Three projects have now been selected.

4. European Road Safety Charter launches Education in Road Safety Challenge

The European Road Safety Charter is a civil society platform of over 2,500 private and public entities.

Established in 2004 by the European Commission, it works to reduce road accidents through projects promoting responsible conduct, especially among young people.

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