05 Sep 2016
01 Sep 2016
18 Apr 2016
In September 2016, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States in liaison with the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation are hosting the Sixth International Congress Road Safety for the Safety of Life in St. Petersburg. The Congress will focus on the role of civil society in improving road safety.
Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council, is presiding at the Organizing Committee of the Congress.
The track record of the previous congresses Road Safety for the Safety of Life has shown the event's big potential for developing a concerted standpoint of the CIS countries in the matters of legal framework improvement, development and implementation of national policies to enhance road safety, prevention of road accidents and mitigation of their effects.
The main purpose of the 6th Congress is to open up a broad debate on the interaction of authorities, the general public and professional communities in shaping the road policy and road safety framework, as well as to introduce specific measures for their implementation, with an active involvement of civil society institutions.
From 28 to 30 September the Congress will feature an Expo Forum and side events dedicated to road safety.
The plenary session and roundtables will take place on 29 – 30 September, with a focus on the following issues: legislative measures and ways to involve civil society in public policy on road safety; vectors to develop partnership of public authorities, businesses and civil society, combining their resources to meet common road safety objectives; establishing civil road and transportation watch; raising legal awareness and knowledge on safe driving and safe road use, and instilling a "road culture" among road users.
The Congress will convene heads of government bodies of all levels, heads of municipal authorities, representatives of international transport service providers and other organizations specializing in road safety, representatives of schools and healthcare institutions, research organizations and task forces, business communities, professional associations, the mass media, public associations of the CIS member nations and other countries.
More information about the International Congress Road Safety for the Safety of Life is available on its official web-site at www.road-safety.ru and on the web-site of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States at www.iacis.ru.