About the Charter
The European Road Safety Charter, led by the European Commission, is the largest civil society platform on road safety. To date, more than 3,200 public and private entities have committed to the Charter and carried out road safety actions and initiatives targeted at their members, employees and the rest of civil society.
These actions have strengthened road safety culture across Europe, improved common knowledge about the causes of accidents and helped to create preventative measures and solutions.
The Charter’s diverse community of members is made up of companies, associations, local authorities, research institutions, universities and schools. All committed entitles are given genuine recognition and their actions are made publically visible on our site, enabling others to learn and become inspired.
Specifically, the Charter aims to:
- Encourage and support European associations, schools, universities, companies of all types and sizes, and local authorities to take actions for road safety in Europe.
- Acknowledge contributions by civil society to road safety.
- Facilitate civil society members in acquiring and sharing knowledge on road safety issues in the European Union.
- Facilitate true dialogue for the transfer of road safety experiences and practices at all levels of governance in the European Union.
Together, we have played a significant role in the pan-European effort to make our roads safer. The mission of the European Road Safety Charter now is to further encourage, foster and broaden this community, with an ultimate vision of reducing the number of road casualties by 2020.