European Road Safety Charter

Excellence in Road Safety Awards



Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce that our Excellence in Road Safety Awards will take place on Monday 17 October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium and online at 15:00 - 18:00 CET. To attend this year's ceremony register at the link below, paces to attend in person will be limited. 

Register to attend here 

Our annual awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise the incredible achievements of our members towards the common goal of improved road safety across Europe. 

The projects we showcase during our ceremony will help to share knowledge and inspire the next set of road safety initiatives, allowing us to build greater momentum towards our Vision Zero goal - reducing road deaths to almost zero by 2050. 

The categories of the Awards differ each year to include as many good practices as possible. For the Awards 2022, the categories will be:

  • Safe System approach – best application of a component of the ‘Safe System’ approach
  • Professional Drivers – best initiative focused on professional drivers
  • Technology – best application of technology to road safety
  • Youngsters – best road safety project targeting young people


Applications are now closed

The shortlisted candidates will be contacted in September to prepare their attendance and participation at the awards ceremony.


Monday, 17 October, 2022
Welcome - Kristian Schmidt, European Road Safety Coordinator, DG MOVE
Introductory address - Adina Vălean, Commissioner Transport
Protecting road safety improvements as tourism returns - Vassiliki Danelli-Mylona, President of BoD, Hellenic Road Safety Institute
Award presentation - Component of Safe System
Award presentation - Technology
Youth and the Charter - Isabel Verwee, Knowledge Group Manager, Vias institute
Award presentation - Young people
Award presentation - Professional drivers
Jacques Barrot Award introduction - Beatrice Barrot
Q&A panel
Jacques Barrot Award announcement - Beatrice Barrot
Closing remarks - Kristian Schmidt, Road Safety Coordinator, DG MOVE