According to the agreement between the parties of the BeSafe project the Belarusian State University of Transport (Gomel) held an Open Day for the project on March 18, 2015. The representatives of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, the National Technical University of Athens, the Design School of the University of Loughborough, the Belarusian State University of Transport (BelSUT) attended the event. The main objective of the Open Day was to promote the Master’s Degree Program for road safety among graduate students.
The Head of the Transport Committee of the Gomel Urban Executive Committee professor A. Nevzorova and the Head of the sector “Transport Planning and Modelling” of the Scientific and Research Institute of Automobile Transportation (Moscow), PhD in Engineering Science S. Karasevich joined the Open Day.
Picture 1 – Open Day participants at the entrance to BelSUT
To distribute the activities among the broad public within the BeSafe project the Open Day organizers invited the representatives of Mass Media to meet the project participants. The project coordinator professor Luca Persia provided the adequate answers to the questions in respect to the project activities in the Republic of Belarus.
Picture 2 - Professor Luca Persia answers the questions of journalists
You can find the information about the Open Day of the BeSafe project in the news release and in the newspaper “Gomelskie Vedomosti”.
After the dialogue with the media the European participants of the project gave a range of lectures for the students and masters, namely:
- overview of the main trends and scientific research in road safety for the last 20 years;
- main safety components of vehicles;
- data to control road safety;
- medical factor in road safety.
Picture 3 – Participants of the project “be-safe”, students and masters of BelSUT
The second half of the Open Day was at the branch of the department “Traffic management” of BelSUT in the Administration of the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Gomel region.
Picture 4 – the Head of the Directorate of the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Gomel Regional Executive Committee, Lieutenant Colonel of the police I. Makushenko welcomes the participants of the Open Day
A PhD student of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” gave a lecture on the “Examples of evaluating the efficient measures for road safety” in the State Automobile Inspectorate. The theme of the lecture was very topical and the participants were discussing it in an impassioned manner.
Picture 5 – Gabriele Giustiniani answers the question from the employees of the State Autobile Inspectorate
S. Karasevich, a representative of the Scientific and Research Institute of Automobile Transportation (NIIAT, Moscow) arrived to the Open Day and told the participants of the meeting about the main directions of cooperation of his subdivision and department “Road management” of BelSUT and about the activities of his institution in general.
Picture 6 – the Head of the Sector “Transport Planning and Modeling” of NIIAT (Moscow), PhD S. Karasevich reports about the state of the road safety in the Russian Federation
After all scheduled reports there was a tour for all participants of the Open Day around the office of the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Gomel Regional Executive Committee. During the tour the representatives of the European universities were acquainted with the structure of the institution, the functions being performed, the equipment and solutions used.
Picture 7 – European colleagues examine the equipment the employees of the State Automobile Inspectorate use