Towards Ensuring Road Safety in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
May 25, 2018
Leipzig, 24 May 2018. The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Side Event “Towards Ensuring Road Safety in the Euro-Mediterranean Region” organized in cooperation with the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Road Safety today in Leipzig on the margins of the ITF Summit 2018, addressed pressing transport safety and security challenges in the region.
The UfM high-level Side Event, raised awareness and exchanged best practices on road safety issues in the Euro-Mediterranean region, providing innovative solutions to the current challenges facing this vital sector. It also discussed concrete projects on curbing road fatalities and fostering road safety, and served to increase synergies and cooperation between UfM Member States and key regional and international actors.
The event gathered government officials, key partner organisations and financial institutions, as well as experts from the public and private sectors. The present edition of the ITF Summit engaged 1,400 participants from over 85 countries including Transport Ministers from around the world, heads of key international organisations, international financial institutions and CEOs of major companies, as well as parliamentarians and academics.