To make HIT the main and integrated Research Pole in the fields of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Tourism in Greece and among the top 10 relevant nodes of technology and expertise in Europe.

The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT / CERTH), the main Greek research Institute in the transport sector and the most important and most recognized pan-European organization, the Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network (HELLASTRON), a non-profit organization with the participation of all modern motorways and toll infrastructures operating in Greece, the Hellenic Association of highways and The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) introduce two (2) new annual ROAD SAFETY awards starting in 2018:

  • "Young researchers’ Best Publication on Road Safety”
  • "Best Action on Road Safety"

 After a meeting held in late September between: Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris (Director of HIT / CERTH), Bill Halkias (President of HELLASTRON) and Konstantinos Kepaptsoglou (Chairman of the HITE), it was decided to select and award the prizes together by the three entities.

The award "Young researchers’ Best Publication on Road Safety” is addressed to students, graduates, postgraduate, doctoral or postdoctoral researchers. The prize will be awarded in the context of the International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR) (in the year of its implementation) or a relevant conference implemented by some of the three institutions (in the intermediate years). This year, the ceremony will take place on 11-12 October at the "7th Panhellenic Road Safety Conference" co-organized by HITE and the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly in Larissa (http://rsc2018.civ.uth.gr/).

The "Best Action on Road Safety" award will be awarded to a Public, Private, mixed Legal Entity for its initiated action and/or its implementation within the 12 previous months before the deadline. The award ceremony will take place this year in the framework of the Open Day of HIT/CERTH, on November 11, 2018.

In order to be awarded, researchers and institutions will have to apply on the website of HIT/CERTH until the specified deadline. For the first year exceptionally (2018), the choice will be made by the three entities (without any competitive participation process). The aim of the annual Road Safety Awards is to highlight best practices for promoting road safety, both at a scientific and organizational level, to be widely applied in the country.

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