On Tuesday, 11th of October 2016, the kick-off meeting of the project SaferAfrica “African European Dialogue Platform on Road Safety” took place in Rome hosted by Italian University “La Sapienza”, as project coordinator.
SaferAfrica aims to establish a Dialogue Platform between Africa and Europe focused on road safety and traffic management issues. It will represent a high-level body providing recommendations for the update of the African Road Safety Action Plan (link) and the African Road Safety Charter (link), as well as fostering the adoption of specific initiatives, properly funded.
The project has been approved and funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Horizon 2020 “Mobility for growth” call for proposal 2015 within the “Smart, Green & Integrated transport” Work Programme. The project coordinator is the Italian University “La Sapienza” while the project Consortium is based on the participation of sixteen partners coming from different European and African countries.
The kick-off meeting was opened by the coordinator, Prof. Luca Persia and saw the participation of the European Commission project officer, Mr. William Bird.
Through the very first SaferAfrica official event, Consortium put the basis for the beginning of the project activities, sharing views and expectations of short and long term objectives.
SaferAfrica officially started on the 1st of October 2016 and will last for thirty-six months.