What has been the effect of the activities?
To date, a total of 28 post-licence motorcycle training programmes have been certified in Sweden, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. Further applications are currently under evaluation.Some of the certified programmes have a considerable impact on motorcycle training. The Swedish Association of Motorcyclists (SMC), for example, trained more than 10,000 motorcyclists in 2018. The Honda Safety Institute in Barcelona trained about 3,000 motorcyclists in 2017.In Belgium, the VSV (Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge) has been inspired by the label to set up a common, high-quality training programme which is now used by 9 training schools (currently under evaluation).In 2019, following a formal presentation of the Label to EC officials, the European Commissioner for Transport endorsed the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label. In her statement, the Commissioner said: “We are grateful that the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label has been set up, responding to our call for voluntary commitments by the industry”.The video message from the European Commissioner is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEq_J4Nhpgc
How have you shared information about your project and its results?
The European Motorcycle Training Quality Label was introduced at the annual ACEM conference in 2016 and presented at numerous international and European events, including the International Transport Forum organised by the OECD in 2018, the International Motorcycle Safety Conference (IFZ), a TISPOL conference, a PACTS safe conference, etc. <br><br>In addition, several press releases in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish were issued to maximise press coverage and disseminate information about the initiative. Several press articles have been published about the Label. <br><br>ACEM website: every time a programme is awarded the label, or a stakeholder engages with it, an article and a press release are issued.<br><br>European Motorcycle Training Quality Label website: https://motorcycle-training-label.eu.<br>The website serves as the main platform for both providers that wish to be certified and motorcyclists seeking information on high-quality post-licence training courses. It is constantly updated with newly certified institutions and all the info about the scheme. It contains also testimonies from trainees attending safety training courses in different countries.<br><br>Media Coverage: many articles on the Label were published by general press and specialist press - Vision Zero International, Pan European Networks, and several motorcycle magazines. Awareness of the Label among motorcyclists is already relatively high. There is a dedicated section ‘In the media’ on the Label website.<br><br>Stakeholders support: many stakeholders have promoted the Label via their websites and social media channels: FIM, EFA, FIA, ETSC, FEMA, the Forum for Mobility and Society. <br>
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities?
When did/will you carry out the evaluation?
Before, after and continuous monitoring
Please list the indicators you use to measure success
number of certified programmes
number of riders undergoing voluntary training offered by the certified school
number of newly established post-licence voluntary training programmes
number of countries with at least one high-quality voluntary training programme
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.)
https://www.dvr.de/praevention/sht-shp/acem/index.html (please see brochure and criteria list 1 and 2)
Initial evaluation of the training programme content, training for trainers handbooks, manuals, etc
After the applicants have submitted their application, in English or German, the experts from the German Road Safety Council (DVR) provide the first assessment. If the result is positive, they evaluate the programme on site.
The European Training Quality Label is granted for a period of 4 years and can be renewed. In order to ensure that the training programme continues to be delivered to a high standard, there is a system of annual monitoring by DVR experts.