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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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Congresses - overview

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 19 ECRAF congresses were organised. 

Congress period


Hosting Nation




ECRAF decided established

19 - 21 September 2002

Great Britain

Implementation and Terms of Reference

18 - 20 September 2003


Measuers against consumption of drugs and standardized appearance

16 - 18 September 2004


Driver training and reversing

15 - 17 September 2005


Safe guarding of cargo and transport of dangerous goods

14 - 16 September 2006


Prepatration and driving in mission areas

13 - 15 September 2007


Cooperation with civil road safety organisations

10 - 13 September 2008


Training of drivers for International Operations

9 - 12 September 2009


How to change drivers behaviour

14 - 17 September 2010


Road safety leader's training

13 - 16 September 2011

Czech Republic

Risk assessment and use of simulators

11 - 14 September 2012


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



- 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



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 

 1. Current challenges in the field of Road Safety in European Armed Forces  2. Possibilities to harmonize driver education, car safety and military driving rules to get Military Road Safety standards

08 - 09 September 2020  Webinar

- Distractions while driving – Germany and Israel

- Motorcycle driving off road - Spain

- Electronic Reporting system – United Kingdom

- European Commissions work for road safety - Sweden

13 - 17 September 2021  Germany TBD

Congress 2020 - webinar - 08-09 September 2020

Due to the covid-19 spread through Europe the options to exchange knowledge in the roadsafety area has diminished and changed. But ECRAF and road safety always tries tocontribute to improvement and to find new roads to reach our goal; to be a competenceorganization where experts gather and exchange their knowledge.  The ECRAF Congress 2020 done for the first time by using MS Teams application for webinar.on 08-09 September 2020..

This two days event was meeting of  19 representatives from 11 ECRAF member nation (BEL, BIH, DEU, DNK, ESP, FIN, ISR, NLD, SVK, SWE, UK).



DEU_How does the world get into our heads? 

ISR_Dealing with distracted driving

ESP_Off-road motorcycle driving 

DEU_Influence of automated driving instruction on the driver (Presentation in pdf format has delivered to ECRAF members by e-mail)





ECRAF Strategy and action plan 2020-2024


Invitation documents:

 Invitation letter to ECRAF Webinar 2020

Program ECRAF 2020 Webinar and General Assembly


Congress 2019 in Poland 09-13 September 2019

ECRAF Congress 2019 took place in Gdansk, Poland from 09th to 13th September 2019 with participation 27 delegates from 16 nations.

The main topics were:

  1. Current challenges in the field of Road Safety in European Armed Forces
  2. Possibilities to harmonize driver education, car safety and military driving rules to get Military Road Safety standards

Congress 2019

Besides presentaions from Polish road safety institutions, both, civilian and military, there were presentation from 12 nations, with many interesting information regarding road safety in military.

ECRAF General Assembly in Gdansk on 12th September 2019 has some conclusions which will take effect in ECRAF future work.

New elected ECRAF President Johan PIHLSTRÖM (SWE) will lead ECRAF in next two years (2019 to 2021), togehter with Vice-President Joni TAUNILA (FIN).

Henrik VINTHER (DNK) was appointed as ECRAF Secretary for next two years (2019-2021).

The General Assembly expressed its gratitude for the former President LTC Jan ŠEVČIK (CZE) and Secretary of LTC Aleksandar GOŠIĆ (SRB) for their leadership of ECRAF in previous years. Also, the General Assembly paid special thanks and recognition to Mr. Guy COLMAN (BEL) for his many years of contribution to the work of ECRAF, as MR.Guy COLMAN leaves active duty and retires.


Next ECRAF Congres will be held in Bonn, Germany, 07-11 September 2020.


Documents and presentations:

1. Belgium National Presentation

2. Czech Republik National Presentation

3. Denmark National Presentation

4. Finland National Presentation

5. Germany National Presentation

6. Israel National Presentation

7. Netherlands National Presentation

8. Poland CANARD

9. Poland KRBRD

10. Poland Logistics Training Center

11. Poland Military Police

12. Poland NMCC

13. Poland Police

14. Slovakia National Presentation

15. Sweden National Presentation

16. United KIngdom National Presentation


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.

ECRAF 2018 1

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.


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.


- ECRAF 2018 Feedback

- Congress 2018 Minutes

- General Assembly 2018 Minutes


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


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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