Guidelines for Applying
By signing the European Road Safety Charter you commit to assuming your share of the responsibility in helping to achieve the common target of saving 25,000 lives. This commitment is your opportunity to decide upon which road safety initiatives you would like to carry out over the coming three years. For example, you could choose to carry out road safety campaigns, publish road safety information, provide driving courses for your employees, draw up a road safety plan for your organisation or pledge to improve infrastructure etc.
The commitment should:
- Be concrete, feasible and able to be monitored;
- Contribute directly or indirectly to the goal of halving the number of road fatalities;
- Go beyond what you are obliged to do by law;
- Lie within the organisation’s responsibility;
- Have a three-year duration;
- Involve a civil society group in its fulfilment (e.g. company, association, NGO, town council, institution etc.).
Give and Take
As a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter you will be exchanging good practices across Europe, helping and inspiring others to carry out more actions to save lives, while at the same time receiving acknowledgement from the European Commission for your efforts.
Digital Signatory Kit
Upon signing the European Road Safety Charter, you will receive a personalised kit in digital format containing the following:
- A European Road Safety Charter Certificate detailing your commitment
- A European Road Safety Plaque in recognition of your support of the charter
- A File containing the European Road Safety Charter logo and graphics with instructions for use
The application form will assist you in defining your commitment and the areas and objectives for your actions.
A good commitment generally begins with an objective which is in line with the common target of saving 25,000 lives. This objective will vary according to the entity, for example:
- For a local/regional entity, which is in charge of a certain area, it might be possible to quantify this objective. The target may also concern only a certain group of victims.
- Large companies/associations might avail of the tools to monitor the number of accidents among their employees.
- Smaller signatories for which it does not make sense to quantify a target may choose a more qualitative approach.
Finally, the commitment should outline key measures on how to achieve the target. In particular commitments which have no quantifiable target have to provide figures on these measures.