2022 - Vision Zero in a changing world

An important conference dealing with the next steps towards zero is held the 7th of December. The pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in our societies, which also has had an impact on road safety and modal choice.

Time  Theme Speaker
10:00 Opening Lars Ekman, Swedish Transport
10:10 Brave steps needed for the implementation of
Vision Zero in the EU
Kristian Schmidt, DG MOVE,
European Commission 
10:20 Road safety as a natural part of sustainability  Maria Krafft, Swedish Transport
10:40 Changing human behaviour Sonja Forward, The Swedish
National Road and Transport
Research Institute (VTI)
11:00 Centring equity and social justice in Vision Zero
Henok Girma Abebe, KTH Royal
Institute of Technology 
11:20 Road safety - a political commitment Jonathon Passmore, World
Health Organization (WHO)
11:40 Tools to speed up the implementation Ellen Townsend, European
Transport Safety Council (ETSC) 
12:00 Lunch  
13:00 Challenges and activities related to pedestrian protection on roads in Poland  Kazimierz Jamroz and  Tomasz Mackun, Gdansk university
13:20 Road safety from a company perspective Elisabeth Fauvelle Munck af
Rosenschöld, IKEA
13:40 Vision Zero in Lithuania Vidas Žuraulis, VILNIUS TECH
14:00 Introduction to round-table discussions: Changes we did not think were possible Lars Ekman
14:10 Round-table discussion with representatives
from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and

What are the biggest challenges to reach zero
fatalities in your country?
Moderator: Lars Ekman
  • Vidas Žuraulis, Lithuania
  • Dago Antov, Estonia
  • Juris Smirnovs, Latvia
  • Kazimierz Jamroz, Poland
  • Stefan Jonsson, Sweden
15:00 Closing Lars Ekman


Conference information

Date and time: 7 December 2022 at 10.00–15.00 
The conference will be held on the Zoom platform.
How to register: Register at the link down below. The conference is free of charge.
Link to access the conference will be sent to all registered participants closer to the event.
Contact persons: Eva Björk and Rudy Gabrielsson