10/10/2019 - European – African cooperation on road safety: together for a safer Africa, beyond the SaferAfrica Project

SaferAfrica was a genuinely multidisciplinary project, not at all an easy one. Now, looking behind, I am extremely proud of what we were able to achieve” prof. Luca Persia, Director of the Centre for Transport and Logistics of Sapienza, University of Rome and SaferAfrica Project Coordinator affirmed, introducing the SaferAfrica major results in front of more than 150 attendees, both from Europe and Africa.

Funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, SaferAfrica aimed to establish a Dialogue Platform between Africa and Europe focused on road safety management and, looking at final results as presented at the SaferAfrica Final Conference (18 September in Tunis), the project Consortium made it.

The SaferAfrica Conference “Major Results and future perspectives for road safety on Africa” represented a forum for prominent stakeholders and international institutions representatives to discuss on how working together, starting from the SaferAfrica Legacy. “Our willingness should go in the direction of common work to make SaferAfrica approach live beyond the SaferAfrica Project itself”, the European Commission project officer William Bird said, while presenting the recently issued “Recommendations from the Africa-EU Task Force on Transport

SaferAfrica Conference opening message was addressed by Sonia Ben Cheikh, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports & Interim Minister of Health, Tunisia. “Mortality on our roads is not a fatality, time to work on a common approach”, she said while stressing the relevance of the SaferAfrica approach to consolidate road safety in Africa.

Road safety calls for high level political commitment and national coordination”, Noureddine Selmi, Minister of Equipment, Housing & Spatial Planning, Tunisia recognized, introducing current initiatives from the national government he was there representing. 

To find out more about the SaferAfrica Legacy and the future perspectives of the European-African cooperation on road safety, you can download the event Press Release here.

After movie from the H2020 SaferAfrica Project held in Tunis on 18 September 2019

 

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Chiara Buongiovanni, SaferAfrica Communication Team buongiovanni@apre.it +39 06 48939993

Alessia Fava, SaferAfrica Secretariat alessia.fava@uniroma1.it +39 0644585964

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