10 May 2013 : SENSOR 1st Steering Committee meeting held in Prague
The SC meeting in Prague empowers SENSOR project to meet triple goal.
First: the dissemination. During the joint session with EuroRAP’s General Assembly, SENSOR LP’s Project Manager Mr. Evangelos Bellos took the opportunity to present SENSOR project idea and implementation progress up to date. On this occasion, participants had the opportunity to discuss about SENSOR ideas, results expectations and future development. The need for strengthening the cooperation amongst EuroRAP and SENSOR project and observers was highlighted and the discussion was concluded underlining the future prospects that SENSOR project implementation is creating. During the very inspiring presentations of Dr. Steve Larsen and Mr. John Dawson about “Roads that Cars Can Read” and “Risk Bands 2020” respectfully, Sensor partners became acquainted with innovative trends and developments in the area of road safety
Second: the implementation design and problem solving. During the close SENSOR SC meeting sessions, partners had the opportunity to discuss all implementation issues such as financial and progress report, details on indicators, communication strategy, progress of implementation of various work packages of the project, etc. PP repeated the basic principles of implementation of a project in line with the provisions of the SEE programme. The action plan was updated; meeting plan was adopted and any administrative issue rose - answered.
During the meeting partners unanimously decided to represent SENSOR project at the forthcoming events: Transport Logistic fair in Munich, 4-7 June 2013 and SEE Annual Conference under the title "SEE achievements in view of the new programmes in the area" in Bucharest on 19 June 2013. Next partners’ meeting will take place in Athens in July for SEROC committee purposes.
Third: the networking. Before and after the meeting, project partners had the opportunity for networking and unofficial chatting with all, EuroRAP GA and SENSOR, meeting participants.
Slovakian Auto-Moto Club , a SENSOR project partner from Slovakia, kindly offered to host the meeting. All participants thank Dr. Martin Juck for his personal commitment to organise every detail of the event in the best possible manner.
The purpose of the “SENSOR – ROSEE Coordination Committee – SEROC” is to ensure strong coordination between the SENSOR and ROSEE projects on technical, scientific and dissemination issues, related to their goals. The SEROC Committee aims also to ensure alignment of both projects outcomes in regards to harmonized approaches and complementarity for road safety in the SEE region in line with the Southeast Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme strategy as well as EU and UN approaches. Finally, it monitors the degree in which the projects’ results are adopted at national level.
The Committee is considered to be a vital advisory board and both projects undertake to fully take into account its recommendations although these will be non-binding and not constrain either project meeting contracted obligations.
The general functions of SEROC are to:
Ensure oversight of both projects' strategy and outcomes in regards to harmonized EU and UN approaches as well as SEE Programme strategy;
Monitor the degree in which the projects' results are adopted at national level and provide consultation or recommendations;
Facilitate co-operation between SENSoR and ROSEE projects in initiating, developing, carrying out and monitoring actions designed to ensure the complementarity of the projects and the avoidance of overlapping activities;
Assist in the know-how exchange between the two projects and the enhancement of technical and scientific knowledge;
Assist in the development, review and distribution of road safety practices, procedures and policies;
Assist in the development of common dissemination actions.
Specific functions of SEROC are to prepare a schedule of recommended evidence, data and definitions to be used by both projects which is populated where practical and/or available. This schedule shall include:
Economic parameters to be used in road safety evaluations
Recorded deaths and associated time periods for SEE countries
Definitions and handling procedures for serious injuries
Definitions and handling of non-serious injuries and PDO (property damage only)
Traffic census data
Road network definitions and cartography
The SEROC shall also advise on the value added from:
Holding a Common mid-term and/or Final Conference and its modalities
Common channels of dissemination