NTUA Professor George Yannis was recently awarded the prestigious Francqui Chair 2019, as proposed by Hasselt University in Belgium.  The Francqui Chair is awarded every year by the Francqui Foundation to eminent academics which are promoting the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium. Prof. Yannis is going to give the inaugural lecture on 19 March 2019 focusing on: Road safety challenges in the digital era – Is digitalisation boosting road safety?