Road Safety Courses at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands 11 to 22 September 2017
Delft Road Safety Courses is a co-operation between the Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Delft Post Graduate Education and Road Safety for All.
The objective of the Delft Road Safety Courses are designed to create road safety professionals in low and middle income countries by transferring knowledge on effective road safety strategies, action plans and projects. The annual Road Safety Course in Delft is one of the core activities, besides online learning, organising similar courses abroad and supporting training and research programmes in LMIC. FIA Foundation is supporting Delft Road Safety Courses.
IMPROVING ROAD SAFETY IN LMIC’s IS FEASIBLE
In many low and middle-income countries (LMIC) the number of road traffic fatalities and serious injuries are high with mortality rates up to ten times higher than the best performing countries.
Since the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety and the recent acceptance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in which road safety is included, the political priorities have been clearly set. Now it will come down to design the cost-effective national strategies and implement action plans.
The Road Safety Course in Delft aims to present to you the vast knowledge and expertise underpinning strategies and action plans. Our course leader professor Fred Wegman and the lecturers are recruited from the world’s leading experts on road safety. They will provide you with the latest state of art.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The two week courses are targeted at road safety professionals from low and middle income countries who are or will be active in road safety for some time during their professional career.
Participants may have a background in engineering, health, social sciences etc. They may work for central or regional public authorities, for international organizations, in the private sector, as a consultant, at universities, research institutes, police or NGO’s, etc. Thus students at universities will not be admitted.
Those who are interested in participating are invited to submit a motivation letter. The course leader will decide on admittance to the course based on the following criteria:
- Academic or higher professional education, preferably master degree, with relevance for road safety.
- Strong position in road safety policy and/or research, preferably at a regular permanent post.
- Mastering the English language.
- Motivation shown in the motivation letter.
In addition there is a limit on the number of participants from a country (max 2 or 3).
Participants will learn to develop a Road Safety Plan and to set up local road safety programmes. All lectures, discussions and course materials will be in English.
The course includes class room presentations, facilitated discussions, group work and field trips. An active participation will be stimulated and all participants will have ample opportunity for questions, group discussions and informal discussions. All participants will be invited to make one or two presentations to the whole group. To allow for an interactive and intensive learning process, the course can host a maximum of 25 participants only. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the full course.
The next courses are 11 to 22 September 2017.
The course fee amounts to €5,100.00.
What is included:
- All lectures, workshops and fieldtrips
- Daily lunches
- Unlimited coffee & tea
- Opening/welcome reception on the first day
- Use of TU Delft facilities like internet via WiFi, beamers etc.
- Lodging for 13 nights (Hotel Delft)
What is NOT Included:
- Airfare, travel expenses
- Optional travel extension
- Visa costs
- Personal expenses
A limited number of scholarships are available. A scholarship will cover the course fee only. Travel costs to/from Delft are on your own account.
Apply for a scholarship when you register via the website – www.delftroadsafetycourses.org. Please upload a motivation letter explaining why your employer will not be paying the full costs. If you applied for a scholarship in your country, please report on the outcome.
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is March 1st 2016.
If you want to participate in this course please read the next steps carefully:
Register online via the website and upload the following documents:
- Employer statement
- Letter of motivation
Registration will close at July 1st 2017.
Please keep in mind that there are limited places for this course and they are available on a first-come-first-served basis.