Call to Support Collecting EU Key Performance Indicators for Road Safety

Road Safety KPIs are an integral part of the ‘Safe System’ approach to road safety, which underpins the European Commission’s Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030 and Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety. The aim of this support action is to assist Member States’ authorities in the collection and harmonised reporting of these indicators and to contribute to building the capacity of those Member States’ authorities which have not yet collected and calculated the relevant data for the KPIs.

The following types of activities are eligible, provided they are carried out for the purpose of elaborating the KPIs as defined in the Staff Working Document:

Definition of common methodological requirements beyond those defined in the Staff Working Document.

Data collection work, including fieldwork when appropriate.

Calculation of the KPIs for road safety on the basis of the data collected and presentation in the harmonised format to report to the European Commission.

Training of the personnel involved in the data collection and data processing for any of the KPI as defined in the Staff Working Document.

Management of the consortium by the consortium coordinator, coordination of the work and activities carried out in the Member States participating in the consortium and compilation of the KPIs results corresponding to the Member States members of the consortium.

Activities eligible for the grant are to be completed by 31 December 2021.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at €5 million. The amount granted for any one member of the consortium cannot exceed €320,000. The Commission intends to award one grant.

Applications are accepted from EU Member States or, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, Member State authorities, such as national road safety authorities, road safety agencies. To be eligible, proposals must be submitted by a consortium representing at least eight Member States. Member States can designate Implementing Bodies acting under the authority and responsibility of that Member State to participate in the consortium.

The deadline for submissions is 4 May 2020.

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