South East European Cooperation-EIRA

  • The European Institute of Road Assessment (EIRA) is a not-for-profit entity established under Slovenian law as a zavod by board members of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP), an international not-for-profit membership organisation registered in Belgium in 2002.
  • EIRA’s purpose is to promote assessment of the inbuilt safety attributes of roads in south-east Europe and the Balkans using iRAP protocols, which promote safer road infrastructure and are embedded in national road safety strategies across Europe.
  • iRAP and EIRA staff and EuroRAP partners have supported national road assessment projects and several large transnational projects with the European Commission including the European Road Safety Atlas and the 14-country €1.4m SENSoR programme covering 19.000km of roads in south-east Europe.
  • EIRA has led a number of influential and transnational road safety projects in Europe, including in the Danube region: the €2.1m Road Assessment in Danube Area (RADAR) project with 10 Project Partners, 12 Associated Strategic Partners in 13 countries; and the SABRINA Project tackling cycling infrastructure safety issues on existing, planned and missing cycling corridors crossing 9 countries with 11 Project Partners and 4 Associated Strategic Partners. 
  • EIRA draws on the support, skills and knowledge of the iRAP team and EuroRAP’s 80+ public authority and not-for-profit members.