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Successful Congress 2018 in Belgium 10-14 September 2018

ECRAF Congress 2018 took place in Brussels and Bruges, Belgium from 10th to 14th September 2018. The main topic was "Current challenges in the field of Road Safety in European Armed Forces". Sub-topics are every other relevant topics regarding Road Safety: Sensibilisation of personnel – Lessons learned – Best practices – Projects – Training – Prevention – Enforcement – Engineering – Regulations.

The Congress was successful with participation of 22 delegates from 14 countries. Romania and Luxembourg were new observers with hope to become full member of ECRAF.

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The first day of Congress was organized in Royal Military Academy, where representatives of European institutions (ETSC, EC – DG MOVE, EU - OSHA), The Flemish Government and The Belgian Armed Forces presented projects and work in the field of Road safety. The second day seven national presentations were presented with discussions of participants.

ECRAF General Assembly in Bruges on 13th September 2018 has some conclusions which will take effect in ECRAF future work. Israel was elected as full member of ECRAF. Romania and Luxembourg will send official request to ECRAF for membership. Also, ECRAF President Jan Ševčík (CZE) will continue mandate for one year, and new Vice-president is Joni Taunila (FIN) instead of Petri Manelius (FIN) who has to leave ECRAF due to new position in The Finnish Defence Forces. EC member from Poland will be Sławomir Łazarek as Host Nation Representative, who has presented brief information about the next congress.

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Besides official program, there were social events like visiting the city of Brussels, the city of Bruges, Bruges Military Province Command, Battlefield tour WWI. Belgium was a great host for this well-organized Congress.

Next ECRAF Congress 2019 will take place in Gdansk, Poland from 9 to 13 September 2019.

Congresses

Annually ECRAF organises a 3-days congress, normally performed in September. The congresses are hosted by an ECRAF member. To limit the outlay the hosting naton changes every year.

Up to now 17 ECRAF congresses were organised.

Congress period

       

Hosting Nation

Topic

2001

Norway

ECRAF decided established

19 - 21 September 2002

Great Britain

Implementation and Terms of Reference

18 - 20 September 2003

Switzerland

Measuers against consumption of drugs and standardized appearance

16 - 18 September 2004

Netherlands

Driver training and reversing

15 - 17 September 2005

Norway

Safe guarding of cargo and transport of dangerous goods

14 - 16 September 2006

Sweden

Prepatration and driving in mission areas

13 - 15 September 2007

Germany

Cooperation with civil road safety organisations

10 - 13 September 2008

Denmark

Training of drivers for International Operations

9 - 12 September 2009

Finland

How to change drivers behaviour

14 - 17 September 2010

Austria

Road safety leader's training

13 - 16 September 2011

Czech Republic

Risk assessment and use of simulators

11 - 14 September 2012

Spain

Lessons identified and learned in Road safety in International Operations

10 - 13 September 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Civil-Military Cooperation in Road Safety

9 - 12 September 2014

Slovakia

- Training of the military emergency service units with focus on road safety and drivers skills

- Civil vs. Military vehicles: How to tackle the differences in Road safety

8 - 11 September 2015

Serbia

Regulations on military drivers/instructors and road safety

12 - 15 September 2016 Finland Driving and road safety under demanding conditions with a focus on driving  under  winter  conditions  and   off-road driving
11 - 14 September 2017 France Current challenges in the field of Road Safety in European Armed Forces
10 - 14 September 2018 Belgium Current challenges in the field of Road Safety in European Armed Forces
09 - 13 September 2019 Poland TBD

About ECRAF

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.

Contacts

ECRAF President: president@ecraf.org

ECRAF Vice President: vicepresident@ecraf.org

ECRAF Secretary: secretary@ecraf.org

Administrator: info@ecraf.org