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ROAD SAFETY TRAINING FOR ACADEMICS

Road Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries: Challenges and Strategies for Improvement
(15th Sep - 9th December 2016)
code: ITP 2016

From September until December 2016 the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University will organise its fourth international training programme on road safety. This programme is entitled "Road Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries: Challenges and Strategies for Improvement". It is co-funded by the VLIR-UOS (Flemish InterUniversity Board - University Development Cooperation).

Content

During the ITP, 3 major topics will be dealt with:

  • Infrastructure and mobility;
  • Behaviour;
  • Road safety policy.

With regard to infrastructure, participants will study infrastructural designs, go through the life cycle of an infrastructural project and evaluate how to modify existing infrastructural projects. Afterwards participants will study the impact of infrastructure on road safety and make a link between behaviour and infrastructure: to what extent does road design influence human behaviour in traffic and reversely: how can behaviour contribute to infrastructural design?

With regard to behaviour, participants will learn how to explain traffic and travel behaviour and will be taught how to set up sensitisation campaigns or educational programmes wich can be used to influence behaviour.

Finally participants will explore mobility and road safety policy. If new developments arise in cities or in the country, we will look at how to attune road safety and mobility policy, taking into account several aspects such as economy, demography, ecology, spatial planning, etc.

For more information, go to Programme

Aims 

During the international training programme, participants will be acquainted with certain theories and methods and will be taught how to apply them. At the end of the course, participants will be able to formulate guidelines, recommendations and measures to policy-makers.

Getting acquainted with experiences from similar countries and good examples from Europe is undoubtedly a benefit of this course. This way, participants can determine more efficiently which measures can be effective for their own country.

Scholarships

VLIR-UOS will fund a total of 13 scholarships, which will enable 13 participants to take part in the course for free.
NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP IF YOU MEET ALL VLIR-UOS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.
E.g.: only participants from countries on the VLIR-UOS country list can be considered for a scholarship:

  • Africa (26 countries): Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
  • Asia (12 countries): Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Latin America (16 countries): Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay

Application

Since the application deadline has passed, you can no longer apply for participation in this programme.  All complete and eligible applications that reached us by 17th April will be taken into consideration. All applicants will receive news on their status by latest end May 2016.