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  • ETSC PIN Conference, Brussels, June 2024

    The  European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised with great success the ETSC PIN Conference 2024, which was held in Brussels, on 19 June 2024. During this conference, ETSC presented the findings of the 18th PIN Annual Road Safety Performance (PIN) Report looking at progress in reducing road deaths and serious injuries across Europe. Two key road safety [...]

  • World Bank/GRSF – New Structure and web, June 2024

    The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) established a dedicated Road Safety Unit that elevates the road safety agenda to an even higher priority level within the institution. Furthermore, GRSF has  launched a new Business Plan for the years 2024 through 2027, as well as a new website showcasing the new  strategy, approach, and programs. To further [...]

  • ETSC – 18th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report, June 2024

    The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published the 18th edition of PIN Annual Report, with the active contribution of NTUA, presented at the 2024 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Award event which took place with great success on 19 June 2024 in Brussels. The EU27 collectively reduced the number of road deaths by 16% over the period 2013-2023. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has [...]

  • Slight decrease in road fatalities in 2023, Greece

    Road fatalities in Greece in 2023 presented a slight decrease (5%) compared to 2022 figures, according to the provisional ELSTAT data. During the period 2013-2023, Greece presented an impressive road safety improvement in the European Union, with a decrease of 29% in road fatalities since 2013 and a decrease of serious injuries of 46%. The rate fatalities per million vehicles [...]

  • NTUA – Civil Engineering School ranked 19th in Europe, 2024

    The Civil Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens was ranked this year 19th in Europe and 51-100 worldwide among all Civil Engineering Schools. This ranking is produced by the QS Organisation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024) based on the following criteria: Research, Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Internationalization, Innovation, Engagement and Access. NTUA road safety activities have contributed to this ranking. 

  • ITS Hellas – 9th Intelligent Transport Systems Conference, Athens, June 2024

    The Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas) together with the Research University Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of NTUA, co-organised with great success the 9th ITS Hellas Conference, which took place in Athens, on 5-6 June 2024.  This Conference was held under the theme “Smart Transport & Logistics 2024: Explore. Innovate. Transform”, focusing on the [...]

  • Review of City-Wide 30 km/h Speed Limit Benefits in Europe, May 2024

    A paper titled “Review of City-Wide 30km/h Speed Limit Benefits in Europe” authored by George Yannis and Eva Michelaraki has been published in Sustainability. This study allows the quantification of the benefits in safety, environment, energy, traffic, livability, and health before and after the phased implementation of city-wide 30 km/h speed limits. Results from 40 different cities across Europe (including Paris, London, [...]

  • EFTHITA Rhodes – 20 Years of Action, June 2024

    EFTHITA Rhodes completes 20 years of actions on road safety, for "a world without traffic injuries". EFTHITA promotes traffic education and focuses on informing and raising public awareness for safer road traffic and harmonisation of legislation. Furthermore, the work and actions of this organization are in line with the strategies and actions of the European Commission  and the [...]

  • WHO – Road Safety Country Profiles, June 2024

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published the Road Safety Country Profiles within the framework of the fifth Edition of the Global Status Report on Road safety 2023 (GSRRS) published in December 2023, with the active contribution of NTUA. These 170 Country Profiles are available through the WHO web and the WHO Road Safety Data app and contain a unique wealth of data [...]

  • IRCOBI Europe Conference 2024, Stockholm, September 2024

    The 2024 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) Europe Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 11-13 September 2024. Through scientific conferences, training courses and other activities, the IRCOBI Council provides an academically rigorous forum for dissemination of the latest research into injury causation and protective systems. 

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