The International Road Safety Academy (IRSA) – Association is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, initiated by the Institute for Traffic Care, which is accredited to the United Nations via the roster ECOSOC consultative status. IRSA is part of the European Road Safety Charter, the initiative of the European Commission that aims to reduce the number of deaths on the European roads by at least 50% by 2010.
The main goal of the IRSA – Association is to improve worldwide road safety with a focus on developing countries. Our approach is successful due to extensive attention to optimizing Quality, Sustainability and Impact. With our methods of knowledge development- and dissemination through train-the-trainer programs and Master & Ph.D. – studies, we strive to provide the needy countries with the highest Quality. To guarantee that this knowledge will not vaporize but will be used in a self-reinforcing Sustainable system, we establish regional centres of action around the world. These local Academies can put the knowledge in practice by the cooperation with our global high-class technology partners, and create a huge Impact on society by keeping so many people alive and out of the hospital.
For a practical insight of how our approach works, please read the press release on the launching of the ProSiguR-project from IRSA – Romania.