- iRAP encourages local leadership and governance of each regional and national programme, including in Europe. Partnerships of key local stakeholders to lead the programme, build technical capacity, ensure roads are upgraded and communicate success is essential to save lives.
- iRAP is granting permission of “Licence Schemes” for the use of RAP trademarks and Protocols in a defined territory to implement both the UN and EC goals on road safety and supporting in the reporting requirements of the Directive 2019/1936 on road infrastructure safety management
- The National Programme Lead will be granted permission to use the iRAP and EuroRAP brand and given the responsibility to ensure quality and consistency (essentially through peer review of results) in applying the RAP trademarks and protocols nationally and sharing of information in the public interest
- The National Programme Lead will coordinate and manage the delivery of a strategic RAP programme for the country’s achievement of UN Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4 by 2030 and European Commission long term goal to move close to zero fatalities and serious injuries in road transport by 2050.
- iRAP is the coordinator of National Licence Schemes in Europe and the charity engages with the National Programme Leaders in order to discuss National Scheme programmes’ progress, funding opportunities and the exchange of best practices. iRAP also disseminates knowledge and information about European road safety assessment to all stakeholders at the local and national level.
- National programmes and European Commission-supported projects such as Project PHOEBE, SENSOR, RADAR and SLAIN support road assessments in most EU countries. (see Our impact)
Resources for 5-star RAPs
- For more information on what a Road Assessment Programme is, what makes one effective and to access a wealth of materials to support countries to develop their RAP activities, visit https://irap.org/resources-for-raps/
- The online resource features a wealth of materials including 140 award-winning examples, templates and downloadable materials, drawn from the best practice of partners world-wide to help European programmes to build capacity and stakeholder engagement, make roads safer, celebrate success and reduce road trauma.
Applications to establish a new National Road Assessment Programme in Europe can be sent by e-mail to [email protected]