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TwinSafe: Advancing Road Safety Through Twinning (R-14883)

The TWINSAFE project is dedicated to advancing road safety research capabilities at the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (FTTS) by collaborating with Lund University (LU) and Hasselt University (HU). The project's overarching goal is to establish FTTS as a center of excellence in multidisciplinary road safety research, education, and innovation. TWINSAFE aims to promote knowledge sharing, best practices, and a multidimensional approach, including joint research, capacity building, internationalization, diversity, and entrepreneurial thinking. Road safety is a global concern, with road accidents causing a substantial loss of life and severe injuries worldwide. The EU has set ambitious targets to reduce road fatalities and injuries by 50% by 2030, emphasizing the Safe System Approach. However, disparities exist among EU member states, including Croatia, where challenges persist despite high-quality road infrastructure. These challenges result from a lack of integration and interdisciplinary collaboration among stakeholders. TWINSAFE seeks to address these challenges by fostering cooperation with the newly established Centre of Excellence for Road Traffic Safety (CERTS). CERTS aims to unify experts from academia, industry, and the public sector, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration to develop innovative solutions and align research with the Safe System Approach. In summary, the TWINSAFE project's mission is to elevate road safety research and innovation at FTTS, collaborate with leading European institutions, and embrace an interdisciplinary approach through CERTS. The ultimate objective is to make significant strides in addressing the critical issue of road safety and contribute to the EU's ambitious targets for a safer road environment.
Date:1 May 2024 →  Today
Keywords:Centre of Excellence for Road Traffic Safety, road safety, Traffic science
Disciplines:Transport design, Transport planning, Transportation impact analysis
Project type:Collaboration project