Invitation to Public Consultation

The Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has launched a wide and organized Open Consultation of all public and non-public road safety stakeholders in the framework of the development of the National Road Safety Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2030.

The reduction of road crashes in Greece is a key priority for the Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Kostas Karamanlis. Within the framework of the implementation of the Plan, a competent Governmental Committee for Road Safety was established, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Michalis Papadopoulos. The Deputy Ministers of Citizen Protection, Health, Interior, Education and Religious, and Digital Governance also participate in the Road Safety Governmental Committee.

The National Road Safety Strategic Plan is in alignment with both the European Road Safety Strategy and the United Nations Road Safety Action Plan for the 2nd decade, aiming to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries in road crashes by 50% by 2030.

Greece, despite the impressive reduction (49%) recorded in road fatalities in the last decade (2011-2020), remains below the European average in the European Union and it is necessary to institutionalize and implement the new National Strategic Plan, in order to address the major social and national issue of road crashes effectively.

The Plan is being developed by the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport with the scientific support of the Department of Transport Planning and Engineering of NTUA and is based on all the new international trends and the detailed analysis of the capabilities of the Greek reality.

During this Open Consultation process, both the vision and the objectives, as well as the structure, the programs and the actions of the National Plan will be made available regularly and the results will be taken into account for the finalization of the Plan. The aim of the Open Consultation is the wide participation of all in the formulation of the National Road Safety Strategic Plan, making the transition to a new, modern and effective road safety management.

The Consultation is supported by this interactive website where any citizen or stakeholder (Public Authorities, Local Government, Public and Private Organizations, Professionals, Scientists, Associations, NGOs) can be informed and submit comments and suggestions for the improvement of road safety in Greece.

This Open Consultation process consists of two distinct phases. In the first phase (December 2021), organizations and citizens will have the opportunity to express their ideas and proposals for improving road safety in Greece while in the second phase (Spring 2022) will have the opportunity to express their views on the proposed National Road Safety Strategic Plan. At the same time, targeted Consultation Workshops will be held.