Schedule

Day 1 – Monday 28 August 2017 – Vision and strategy
12.15 pm - Registration and welcome lunch

VSV, Stationsstraat 110, BE-2800 Mechelen

01.00 pm - Introduction
Werner De Dobbeleer (Press officer - VSV) , Karen Foubert (Programme officer - VSV)
02.30 pm - Safe System Approach
Peter Larsson (to be confirmed)

Zero road deaths and serious injuries: leading a paradigm shift to a Safe System

03.00 pm - Target setting, data driven policy and data quality
Letty Aarts (Researcher - SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research)
03.30 pm - Vision & Strategy

Letty Aarts (Reseacher - SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research)
Integrated policy, vision zero, Dutch Sustainable Safety Programme

Graziella Jost (Projects director - European Transport Safety Council)
Road safety performance indicators: ETSC’s PIN programme

04.30 pm - Pause
05.00 pm - City walking tour and welcome dinner
Joris Slootmaeckers (Functionary officer - Mobility Service City of Mechelen)

Mobility, urban planning, traffic safety, pedestrian zones, cycling highway Mechelen-Antwerp

08.30 pm - End of the day
Day 2 – Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Education, awareness raising and vehicle safety technology
09.00 am - Lifelong learning

Werner De Dobbeleer (Press officer - VSV)
Lifelong learning principle

Bernard Keller (Information officer - La Prévention Routière)
Traffic and mobility education projects in France

10.00 am - Systematic approach of awareness raising
Werner De Dobbeleer (Press officer - VSV)

Designing, implementing and evaluating road safety awareness raising campaigns: the CAST project 

10.45 am - Pause
11.05 am - Awareness raising campaigns: best practice examples
Anne Salmon (Head of Communication - Walloon Road Safety Agency)
11.35 am - Safe road infrastructure: self-explaining roads
Caroline Ariën (Post-doctoral researcher - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
12.05 pm - Lunch
01.05 pm - Road safety in a public health context
Liz Brooker (Vice-chair - Road Safety Great Britain )
01.35 pm - Understanding demographics/the target audience
Liz Brooker (Vice-chair - Road Safety Great Britain )
02.20 pm - Pause
02.50 pm - Link between policy domains in mobility, health, urban planning & road safety
Dagmar Köhler (Manager Working Group on road safety and security - Polis)
03.20 pm - Vehicle safety technologies, autonomous driving & legislation, ITS

Tjark Kreuzinger (Senior manager safety research & technical affairs - Toyota Motor Europe NV)
New vehicle safety technologies

Stef Cornelis (Researcher - Transport & Environment)
EU vehicle road safety legislation – cab design

Kurt Marquet (Business development manager - ITS Belgium)
Traffic safety and mobility management solutions

05.00 pm - End of the day
Day 3 – Wednesday 30 August 2017 - Road infrastructure
08.00 am - Transfer from Mechelen to Diepenbeek (Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
09.30 am - Welcome & introduction
Ariane Cuenen (Post-doctoral researcher - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
10.00 am - Driving simulator and ongoing research

Ariane Cuenen (Post-doctoral researcher - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
Use and opportunities of the driving simulator

Hasselt University researchers
Presentation of ongoing research projects

10.45 am - Intervention mapping approach for behavioural influence
Kris Brijs (Researcher - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
11.15 am - Forgiving cycling infrastructure
Dick de Waard (Neuropsychology & Traffic Psychology - University of Groningen )
12.30 pm - Lunch
01.15 pm - Transfer from Diepenbeek to Hasselt
01.30 pm - Infrastructure for vulnerable road users
Maarten De Schepper (Functionary officer - Mobility Service City of Hasselt)
02.00 pm - Excursion: walking tour in Hasselt

Willy Miermans (Professor Emeritus - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University):
Infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, focus on road safety, link with smart transport solutions and sustainable transport.

Maarten De Schepper (Functionary officer - Mobility Service City of Hasselt)

05.00 pm - Dinner in Hasselt
07.30 pm - Transfer from Hasselt to Mechelen
09.00 pm - Arrival in Mechelen (end of the day)
Day 4 – Thursday 31 August 2017 - Enforcement and integrated policy
09.00 am - The importance of enforcement as part of an integrated approach to road safety
Kris Brijs (Researcher - Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University)
10.00 am - Analysis and implementation of road accident statistics for the development of a road safety policy
Elin Cosemans (Team leader Road Safety Audit & Advice - Police of Antwerp)
10.45 am - Pause
11.15 am - Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of enforcement
Koen Ricour (Chief commissioner, head of the policy department - Belgian Highway Police)

Focus on difficultly observable behaviour and best practices for field approach

12.30 pm - Lunch
01.30 pm - Awareness raising and enforcement: strategic concepts and integrated policy
Jeremy Phillips (Director of research - Road Safety Academy Great Britain)
02.30 pm - Road safety coaching for municipalities
Stijn Dhondt (Researcher - VSV)
03.00 pm - Pause & demonstrations education
  • Blind spot awareness raising with Virtual Reality goggles
  • Seatbelt awareness raising with a ‘tumbling car’
04.30 pm - Data visualisation
Marie Woltman (Road safety data analysis and performance officer - Devon County Council Great Britain)
05.00 pm - End of the day
Day 5 – Friday 1 September 2017 – The European framework
08.30 am - Transfer from Mechelen to Brussels
09.45 am - The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)
Graziella Jost (Projects director - European Transport Safety Council )
10.15 am - European Commission road safety initiatives
Graziella Jost (Projects director - European Transport Safety Council )
10.45 am - European Parliament walking tour
Kathleen Van Brempt (Member of the European Parliament (MEP))
11.45 am - Transfer to Bruges and lunch
01.30 pm - Excursion: cycling tour in Bruges
Wim Steeman (Functionary officer - Mobility service City of Bruges)

Focus on mobility plan, pedestrian zones, parking plan, public transport plan, road safety action plan 

04.00 pm - End of the programme