International Road Federation (IRF )

Press Release: IRF and ASECAP strengthen collaboration and sign an MoU in Brussels

IRF and ASECAP strengthen collaboration and sign an MoU in Brussels
Geneva, 19 March 2019

IRF and ASECAP strengthen collaboration and sign an MoU in Brussels

The 12th ASECAP Annual Road Safety Conference organised at the European Parliament in Brussels on 18th March set the scene for the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Road Federation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP) aiming at further strengthening the collaboration between the two organisations.

Signed by Anouar Benazzouz, Vice President of IRF, Susanna Zammataro, Director General of IRF, Bill Halkias, President of ASECAP and Kallistratos Dionellis, Secretary General of ASECAP,the MoU sets the framework for a reinforced collaboration that will facilitate synergies between the two organisations and their respective members.

“Road Safety is indeed one of the key issues we will be working on with IRF but definitively not the only one. Infrastructure financing, intelligent transport systems (ITS), traffic and infrastructure management and mobility issues at large are also some of the other items we will be digging into with IRF”, says Bill Halkias.

“We have always strongly believed in the power of collaborations and that’s why we are delighted to open up a new chapter in our collaboration with ASECAP with the signature of this MoU. Technology is set to transform and impact our sector and society in ways we cannot fully predict but must be prepared to manage. It is only by working together that we will be able to deliver the desired outcomes whether on road safety or overall delivery on the sustainable development goals (SDGs)” comments Anouar Benazzouz.

The 12th ASECAP Road Safety Conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels focused specifically on “Distraction” and saw the intervention of Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General DG Move and European Coordinator for Road Safety (European Commission) together with key other stakeholders from the road infrastructure and the automotive sector.

Established in 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations and policy & advocacy. Through its Expert Groups and Committees that address key economic, environmental and social issues, IRF is qualified and able to make a decisive global contribution to the transport sector. As a not-for-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, IRF provides a neutral and global platform for the road and mobility