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The ECRAF General Assembly in Gdansk (Poland) on 12th September 2019 elected new ECRAF President: Mr. Johan PIHLSTRÖM (Sweden) for mandate 2019-2021.

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Good implemented congress in Spain 2012

The Congress and the General Assembly were important events for ECRAF. The main topic on “Lessons identified and learned in Road Safety in International Operations” gave the delegates new and important information, and we are grateful to all briefers for their interesting and important contribution to the Congress. The General Assembly was also one of the most important events in the ECRAF history due to the approval of a new strategy and action plan, and some other important decisions, sais President Oddvar Haagensen, Norway.

Topics for congress 2013 will be discussed at next EC meeting

Topics for the next congress in Sarajevo, Bosnia- Herzegovina September 2013, will be one of the main issues for the next meeting in the Executive Committee. The meeting, which will take place in Prague 10.-12th December 2012, will discuss this issue on basis of the evaluation answers. The evalutation report is to be found at the web at site Previous congresses.

Revised strategy and action plan approved

The General Assembly approved the presented and revised Strategy Plan 2013-2017 and Action Plan 2013-2014.         

The revised plans states that ECRAF still aspiresbto be the foremost independent institution recognised across Europe for the best practice within the military environment to prevent road traffic incidents / accidents and injuries wheter on operations or off duty. The revised plan is to be found at site Policy.

New Vice-President and EC member

Ernes Heleg, Bosnia-Herzegovina (left) was elected new Vice-President and Arto Purkunen, Finland, was elected as nember of Executive Committee at the General Assembly in Spain. Heleg has been member of EC since 2010 and Purkunen was attending GA for the first time.

Annual report from EC was approved by GA

The Annual report from the Executive committe was approved by the General Assembly with one minor adjustment of the text.

The report showed that EC has had three meetings and discussed about 35 different subjects. EC underlines in the report that the financial situation needs to be strenghtened in the years to come. Sponsorship will be a new possibility.


The European Commission for Road Safety in the Armed Forces (ECRAF) has adopted the vision Zero as guideline for the work on road safety in the Armed Forces.

Vision Zero declares that nobody shall be killed or seriously injured in the road traffic.


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