ACEM and German Road Safety Council signed a letter of intent in 2014 to establish the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label, followed by some conceptual work and framework actions (set-up list of criteria and evaluation methods and procedure). Training bodies were contacted and as a result some potential applicants were identified.
The European Motorcycle Training Quality Label was officially launch at the annual ACEM Conference: http://www.acem.eu/item/332-motorcycleindustry-in-europe-launches-new-eu...).
The first programme awarded with the label was ‘Early risk perception’ offered by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Motorrijders Vereniging (KNMV), the biggest training provider in the Netherlands.
As a second step, 22 German training programmes received the label.
Subsequently, the French Association for the Training of Motorcyclists (AFDM, Association pour la formation des motards) was also awarded the label for their ‘Stages de perfectionnement’.
Other label programmes are provided by KTM Riders Academy, the Honda Safety Institute in Spain and the Sveriges MotorCyklister (SMC) in Sweden.
All certified programmes can be found here - https://motorcycle-training-label.eu/motorcyclists/
In October 2018, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the leading governing body in motorcycle sports, which represents 113 motorcycle federations and has been active in the field of road safety for many years, joined the consortium of the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label.
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the most important NGO in the field of road safety in Europe, then decided to join the scheme as a supporting member.
Institutional recognition - Recently, in April 2019, the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc expressed her satisfaction with this initiative, praising the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label for responding to the Commission’s call for voluntary commitments.