The SOL Work Programme
SOL work programme develops itself through 6 Work Packages strictly interconnected. The first two work packages (WP1 management and WP2 communication), leaded by ALOT and FGM-AMOR, are designed in order to develop along to the project from its begin to the accomplishment, while the others (WP3, WP4, WP 5, WP6) are implemented with a cause-and-effect relation, as one WP is going to provide the partners with the core outputs in order to get the key elements to build up the following WP.
Here a short description of each Package follows:
WP1 (A.L.O.T., Responsible partner)
SOL is set up to work with a joint Project Management (PM) structure optimised to meet the objective to develop a transnational strategy on CEUS’s road safety challenge. LP ALOT is the central coordination node for the PM of the project. It establishes all management structures and bodies and acts as central communication and monitoring point. By setting up and communicating with all relevant management bodies, ALOT optimally interlinks and integrates them for daily management work, decision making processes and distribution of tasks. The LP creates drafts and leads the working structure of the SOL Steering Committee (SSC).
WP2 (FGM-AMOR, Responsible Partner)
FGM-AMOR is responsible for transnational communication work and monitors graphical work for local/regional communication activities of all PP, also coordinating the overall project media work incl. press conferences at crucial project phases . This WP main objective is to ensure a comprehensive and tailored communication of SOL’s objectives, actions and results to road users, decision makers, politicians, technical staff and RS stakeholders. FGM-AMOR creates the SOL corporate identity and develops and operates the website being the main communication tool for topical and detailed information. In addition, a transnational SOL eMagazine and a national eNewsletter for each pilot area are published. LP ALOT is responsible for creating, printing and shipment of all non-electronic communication means.
WP3 (ITS Responsible Partner)
The main goal of this WP is to assist communities in CEUS to understand the scope of their RS problem and identify professional training needs and build multi-disciplinary/-sector teams that can coordinate, manage, monitor and improve implementation of RS initiatives at the community level. The project foresees the following approach :
WP3: 1. Review of: good practise, training programmes and professional development tools, data from different sources (e.g. local bodies, police, health) in order to build a data system. In this way, PPs are going to be able to A) identify which new materials are lacking and need to be developed, and which can be used or adapted, B) produce report on the findings of the literature, project, tools, training programs review and analysis, and C) elaborate data collection methodologies/tools, content, format, tools for an effective professional development program.
WP3.2: Identification and selection of collaborators & stakeholders to participate to the implementation of the project activities.
WP3.3 Development of a pilot situational and institutional assessment tools by developing data collection and survey tools, getting information on road crashes/trauma from diverse sources, map, analyze road crashes against known risk factors, undertaking market research.
WP3 is the starting point for fine tuning of the 3 undefined pilots (other 9 are described in WP5): from the draft ITS (based on police and hospital data, public survey, institutional capacity assessment, etc.) SOL will define (3.3.5 SWOT analysis) the recommendations for the priorities action. By local workshops, the ITS will be undertaken to develop the community strategy and the action plan, which will defined (prioritize+describe) the 3 remaining pilots.
WP4 (GRSP Hungary, Responsible partner)
WP4 involves the multisector/disciplinary RSN community teams built in WP3. RS training programmes will be developed and run according to a train-the-trainer methodology. The aim is to develop community level RS and sustainable transport strategies and prioritise actions with RSN Community teams: Strategies and action prioritisation will be based on outcome of the assessment and global GP (Good Practise),and consider national legislation & procedures, local capacity (financial, human), local interests. Taking into account these elements, community level Action Plans) will be developed with interventions on priority measures with RSN Community teams. Individual Action Plans will be developed in one workshop per issue involving strategic representatives from that community and with the guidance of the SOL TM and support from PPs. This with the development and use of common GP tools will foster national and transnational scaling up of pilot projects.
WP5 (KTI, Responsible partner)
WP 5 focuses on implementing the measures in the individual community RS strategy and action plans and/or to transfer regional RS programmes to the local level through communicators who foster local awareness and action. Action plans chosen for implementation within the SOL project must focus on the main road user risk factors. The RSN community teams chose the action plan/s to implement within the SOL project. Individual measures will differ among the communities depending on the outcome of the situation assessment and the content of the strategies/action plans, which will be tailored to the specific local situation. Nonetheless there are good practice measures, which have proven to be cornerstones of successful programs largely irrelevant of location or cultural context. The thematic focus and technical content of the actions may lie mainly on two different problems: speed related crashes and children road crash injury prevention. The strong implementation focus of WP5 shall contribute to the achievement of concrete and tangible outcomes within the partner communities.
However, all pilot activities will have to sustain the overall objective of SOL project of developing effective and tailored measures under a transnational perspective and methodology to improve the RS situation in CEUS and to provide validated tools for RS management to a greater number of follower organisations.
A monitoring system will be set-up from the start of WP5 in order to control the performance of each pilot activity. This will allow intermediate adjustments of methodology and lay the ground for a later evaluation of the tools regarding their applicability within CEUS. Tools, approaches and strategies that could prove their effectiveness will form the basis for the SOL manual to be elaborated within WP6.
WP6 (University of Tübingen, Responsible partner)
WP6 is divided into four actions that constitute a logical sequence and complement each other:
- All tools developed within WP3-5 will be gathered, described and validated by SOLAB and other competent organisations;
- The final SOL manual will serve as guideline for replication by interested follower organisations;
- Continuous process of setting-up a transnational CEUS RS network and of connecting it to existing European and worldwide networks and initiatives;
- Ensuring the further existence of the created RS management structures within the pilot areas and the intensive and broad use of the developed tools by the RSN and by further organisations (followers) within CEUS.
The tenth edition of the SOL eMagazine is now available. This issue provides you with information about the Final Conference that will take place on the 27th of May 2013 in Brussels, last statistics on road safety data published 2012 by the European Commission and on a research on people who drive for work and their accidents risk.
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