Final Press Conference of the raising awareness of road safety issues in Ukraine campaign about the consequences of over speeding in Ukraine “Ukraine, slow down!” Results and future actions

The MIU in collaboration with the project “Modernization and Safety Improvements of the Road Network in Ukraine” invites you to attend the press conference to the discussion of the results of the raising awareness on road safety issues.

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in collaboration with the project “Modernization and Safety Improvements of the Road Network in Ukraine” financed by the European Investment Bank, as well as the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, invite you to take part in the press conference devoted to the discussion of the results of the raising awareness campaign “Ukraine, slow down!”, aimed at preventing over speeding. The aim of this raising awareness campaign, which started on September 21 and finished on November 4, was to show the consequences of road accidents due to over speeding and to urge drivers to comply with the speed mode establishes by the Traffic rules. The campaign covered the target group of men of 30 to 45 years old and covered the territory of Lviv, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Kherson regions, as well as cities of Kyiv and Odesa.

Date: December 11, 2018 
Time: 13.30-14.30 
Venue: Lviv, Volodymyr Vynnychenko Str., 18, Lviv Regional State Administration,     room. 257

During the event, the results of the campaign as well as recently approved Action plan on implementation of the Strategy of improving road safety in Ukraine for the period up to 2020 will be discussed.
Speakers:

  • Jean-Erik de ZAGON, Head of the EIB representation in Ukraine;
  • Oleh Syniutka, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration;
  • Istvan HEINCZINGER, Transport Specialist, European Investment Bank (EIB);
  • Lidia Yelizarova, Head of the Division of Transport Safety and Technical Regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure;
  • Roman Pylypenko, Head of the Lviv Patrol Police;
  • Ramona Lupu, Road Safety Campaign and Communications Key Expert;
  • Petro Zhyzhyian, Communication Expert. 

Simultaneous interpretation into English and Ukrainian will be provided during the event.

For mass media accreditation, registration of participants and for additional information, please, contact Petro Zhyzhyian, Communication Expert: petro.zhyzhyian@egis-ukraina.com or +38 066 308 6791.

Background information:
The project “Modernization and Safety Improvements of the Road Network in Ukraine” is financed by European Investment Bank and aims to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths in the country. To address this objective, EIB prepared the road safety programme for Ukraine covering two major components: safer roads and safer road user. The Component I (Safer Roads) addresses road design issues, namely the integration of safety requirements, building the capacity of a Ukrainian Road Agency, Ukravtodor, in road accident analysis and road safety audits, but also the overall road safety management. The Component II (Safer Road Users) concentrates on the implementation of targeted road safety campaigns, evaluating their impact and awareness. The project is implemented by Egis International in partnership with Expertise France.