The Maltese Presidency, in collaboration with the European Commission, is organising a High- Level Stakeholder and Ministerial Conference in Malta on 28 and 29 March 2017, bringing together road safety experts, stakeholders, and policy-makers.
Recent EU-wide road safety statistics have shown that for the second year in a row, the number of fatalities on European roads has not improved, and meeting the target of halving the number of road deaths by 2020 is becoming increasingly challenging. This conference, bringing together Ministers and stakeholders, is an opportunity to discuss the current state of play in road safety, and the way forward to reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries. Participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, exchange best practices, and discuss ways to continue improving safety of European roads.
- road safety
On 28 March, the day preceding the Ministerial conference, road safety stakeholders will be meeting together with the Presidency, the Commission and the European Parliament with the aim of proposing actions to improve road safety. The meeting will be held in a participatory form encouraging open discussions around the key pressure points of the road safety system where impact can be maximised for better results. The conclusions from this stakeholder meeting will be presented to transport Ministers on the following day.
The objective of this conference is to launch a political debate and outline future political direction. A Declaration on Road Safety will be endorsed during the Ministerial Conference.
There will also be an opportunity to visit information stands and exhibits where road safety organisations will present their work.
Presentation of the 2016 road safety statistics by the Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc
28/03 10:30-11:00: webstreaming.
28/03 12:00: Road Safety: Encouraging results in 2016 call for continued efforts to save lives on EU roads.
Valletta Declaration on Road Safety
29/03 13:00: Valletta Declaration on Road Safety.
29/03 13:00: .
- Road safety strategies and policies
- Enforcement of traffic rules
- Infrastructure safety
- Smart road solutions
- Vulnerable road users