IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias at ASECAP Webinar on Road Safety

IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias at ASECAP Webinar on Road Safety

Building a wide road safety culture to reach Vision Zero goal 

IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias, joined a high-level interactive discussion with other policymakers and stakeholders at the 13th edition of ASECAP’s 2021 Road Safety Conference held on 22 June 2021. The conference’s theme was “Building a wide road safety culture to reach Vision Zero goal” and was hosted by Giuseppe Ferrandino, Member of the European Parliament. 

IThis webinar, which brought together over 150 participants from 20 countries, was an opportunity to analyse and discuss how to build a wide road safety culture involving all the interested stakeholders: road users, industry, policymakers from the European Commission, and the Parliament and road infrastructure operators. The objective pursued is to draw recommendations that could help to reach Vision Zero goal

During his opening remarks, Mr Bill Halkias reminded the joint cooperation between ASECAP and IRF with the MOU signed in 2019 during the road safety event in the Parliament premises. He also highlighted the need for change in the way we think when talking about road safety – included its culture and action plans – making reference to the Safe System Approach in which road safety becomes a shared responsibility.  

IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias

The culture and standards for achieving higher levels of Road Safety lie in the joint efforts of public and private sector as well as in programmes that engage youth and civil society. 

– Mr. Bill Halkias, IRF President

Proceedings of the event and all other resources are now available on the Event’s website.

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.