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European Road Safety Charter
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Good practice submission

Good practice submission

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
Issues:- parent behavior in traffic- the limits of traditional physical infrastructure - getting schools to engage in traffic by attractive teaching plans- students motivation- engineers in municipalities unable to engage schools in traffic- school leaders and parents think physical infrastructure is the only solution
What are your objectives? 
During a two-year period we have been developing a concept to get schools and teachers to raise awareness of traffic as a topic of great teaching potential. Meeting the students in several workshops we involve them in their local traffic conditions and ho
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Date 
Sunday, 1 February, 2015
Name of action 

1. Developing a concept of ‘students participation in traffic solutions’.
-Testing methods and collecting data in collaboration with three schools. We have tested a method of dialogue suitable for students which is ‘temporary physical installation’  e.g. temporary cycle tracks or ‘fun walking tracks to school’. The formal evaluation report is attached.
2. Visual promotion of our method
- We have produced a video documentary in order to visualize what our method is about. The video tells the story of what students are capable of when they are trusted.
3. Implementing the method on a larger scale.
- We are working in the municipality of Odense and Svendborg to implement our method on a larger scale. The coming year we will be working in at least 10 schools.
- We are working with a private engineering company to combine our method with their technical expertise to give a qualitative input to mostly quantitative analysis of school roads.
- We are at the beginning of a project that will implement our method in new regions of Denmark. Also we will be developing a concept to target a handful of schools with seminars and a manuals to help teachers carry out a project on their own.

How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative? 
The initiative is most effectively promoted via the video documentary (https://vimeo.com/142918476). From our projects we experience that local medias will give priority to these kind of projects. Projects will have an event to kick-off the students initiatives which is very suitable for medias. So far mostly newspapers have attended the schools. The students are often in focus and give interviews to journalists. We think there is a greater potential for promotion if students are more proactive with the medias and keep in contact with medias as part of daily teaching. In this aspect newspapers are most likely to have contact to students as part of a process.The papers involved has been regional newspapers with a local section. Also even more local papers have been writing smaller articles (papers for communities with around 2.000 inhabitants). As part of our project we will be re-publishing a manual of the method as a guide to teachers and project leaders to carry out similar projects.
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action? 
We have been carrying out formal evaluation of our method showing succes of students actions. We wish to highlight that these kind of project not only are documented through formal and traditional evaluation. In addition we have produced a video documentary to capture involved students joy, eagerness and capabilities when they are trusted (https://vimeo.com/142918476).
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
Internal evaluation