NEWS

  • THE CENTRAL MANIFESTATION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE “ROAD SAFETY” ACTIVITY


    Pristina, 12 May 2017

    The College of Applied Technical Sciences "Tempulli" and Kosovo Association of Motorization "AMRKS" in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Technology and with the support from Council for Safety on Road Traffic, Kosovo Police, Municipality of Prishtina, Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, organized the traditional competitions of students with bicycles regarding traffic knowledge for the fifth time. This year the national competition ‘’Road Safety’’ was attended by pupils from primary and lower secondary school from 16 municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo.

    During this activity, pupils from primary and lower secondary school showed their skills in bicycle riding. At the same time, through support and activities for the SaveLives #SlowDown campaign, they sought more road safety and full obedience of traffic signs and rules.

    At the opening of this event, a keynote speech was delivered by - Director of “Tempulli” College, Mr. Burim Krasniqi - Acting Director of the Council for Safety on Road Traffic - Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Besim Hasani – President of the Olympic Committee of Kosovo.

  • KOSOVO MARKS THE FOURTH UN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK


    The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week has been marked from 8-14 May 2017.

    The Week has been focused on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

    The activities for marking the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week in the Republic of Kosovo have been organized by all institutions of the country which have a mandate and deal with the traffic safety issues such as: Council for Safety on Road Traffic, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kosovo Police, Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, College of Applied Technical Sciences “Tempulli”, OSCE and Kosovo Association of Motorization “AMRKS”.

    The agenda of weekly activities in Kosovo can be found below:

    7 May 2017 (Sunday), at 10:00, at the “Zahir Pajaziti” square - Press Conference for launching the weekly activities within the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week.

    8 May 2017 (Monday) - Interviews will be conducted in all electronic and written media, where in addition to discussing the history of this day, the current state of road safety in Kosovo will also be discussed and the measures to be taken in order to improve the road safety movement.

    10 May 2017 (Wednesday)- Distribution of colouring books "How to move safely on the road".

    11 May 2017 (Thursday), in Mental Health Centre – Prishtina and SOS village – Lecture on road safety.

    12 May 2017 (Friday), at 12:00, at the “Zahir Pajaziti” square- Prishtina - The Central Manifestation within the Fifth Edition of the traditional activity "Road Safety", where lower primary and secondary school students show their skills in riding a bicycle.

    13 May 2017 (Saturday) - Development of surveys in different regions with drivers of motor vehicles, in order to evaluate their knowledge of the constituent elements of motor vehicles.

    14 May 2017 (Sunday), at 10:00, at the “Zahir Pajaziti” square - Press Conference for closing the activities.

  • AMRKS PARTICIPATES IN THE ANNUAL MEETING WITHIN THE TRASACU PROJECT


    Wien, 6 April 2017

    On 6 April 2017 in Vienna, was held the third annual meeting within project TraSaCu-Traffic Safety Culture, a project funded by the European Commission, aimed at developing a cultural approach in road traffic safety research and accident prevention, whereas AMRKS is the partner in this project from Kosovo.

    During the meeting, all partners (Kosovo, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Netherlands, Estonia, Finland, Virginia) had the opportunity to inform others about their activities during the past year and the plans for future activities.

    It was also discussed about the so far project's achievements and the work awaiting from last year within TraSaCu project, where the most important is the development of a manual that will help mandated institutions to be engaged in improving Road safety based on the traffic safety culture.

  • THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘SAFETY – KEY CHALLENGES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY’


    Prishtina , 20 January 2017

    The College of Applied Technical Sciences “Tempulli” and Kosovo Association of Motorization “AMRKS’’, supported by IRU Academy, European Transport Safety Council – ETSC, Centre for Transport and Logistics ‘’Sapienza” - University of Rome and the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, on 20 January 2017 organized the fourth international conference " Safety – Key challenges towards Sustainable Transport and Mobility ".

    The Conference brought together all the stakeholders committed towards improvement of road safety and to the development of a comprehensive and shared approach to the problem, with the aim to exchange best practices in effective road safety action programs between local, regional and European institutions, and other stakeholders engaged in Transport and Road Safety issues.

    Representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Kosovo Police and Municipality of Prishtina attended at the opening works of the conference. Whereas, representatives of IRU Academy (Switzerland), La prevention ROUTIERE internationale-PRI (Morocco), Promotrans (France), European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (Belgium), Belgian Road Safety Institute (Belgium), University of Zagreb (Croatia), Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania), Kosovo Police, OSCE,  Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, etc., provided their contribution and shared their experiences in various panel discussions.

  • ACTIVITIES TO MARK THE WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS


    Prishtina, 17-20 November 2016

    The third Sunday of November marks the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims. This day is marked to remember the millions of people who die in traffic accidents, but also for support to families of the victims.

    This year the Kosovo Police, OSCE, College of Applied Sciences 'Tempulli' (as well as the Kosovo WDR official link), AMRKS and KUSA held activities to mark the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims.

    Day I (17 November 2016)- Throughout the day, the Working Group was present in the print and visual media to discuss on the purpose of the marking of this day and also on the current road safety situation and action plan for improvement of the current situation. These interviews were a good opportunity to sensitize the public opinion about the importance of the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims and the manner of engaging of each road participant in these activities.

    Day II (18 November 2016)- The Working Group in cooperation with the Red Cross and the Blood Transfusion Centre were located in "Zahir Pajaziti" square in Prishtina. In this case, many citizens donated blood for the persons injured in traffic accidents.

    Day III (19 November 2016)- The Working Group together with many citizens lit candles near the National Theatre in Prishtina in honour of the victims who lost their lives in traffic accidents. Simultaneously, during this time there were also some video spots broadcasted which aim the awareness-raising of all participants for a good and responsible driving behaviour.

    Day IV (20 November 2016)- The penultimate event this year was the International Conference to mark the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims, which was attended by numerous representatives of local and regional institutions. This conference was a good opportunity to discuss the road safety situation which is present in our country and give recommendations for actions to be taken for the improvement of the current situation.

    The activities were concluded with a memorial march in the city centre to honour all those who have died as a result of traffic accidents. Conference participants and many citizens were present there.

     

     

  • THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN “DON`T LET THIS HAPPEN” REPRESENTS KOSOVO IN THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ROAD SAFETY


    Brussels, 17-18 November 2016

    The video clip "Phone use while driving" which is part of the awareness campaign "“Don`t let this happen”" is selected among the many campaigns conducted by various countries of Europe to be represented at the European Road Safety Campaigns Conference, which was held on 17 and 18 November 2016 in Brussels.

    Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi, the founder of AMRKS, in this conference besides presenting this campaign and its purpose, simultaneously presented other activities on road safety conducted in Kosovo in recent years.

    The two-day conference was opened by Mr. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The meeting was also attended by Mr. Herman De Croo, Chairman of ETSC and the former Minister of Transport in the Belgian government.

    In these two days of the conference there were quite interesting campaigns presented by representatives of institutions and organizations of several European countries, such as: the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, the European Survey of Road users' safety Attitudes (ESRA), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BRSI), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV), the Austrian Road Safety Board, the Finnish Road Safety Council (Liikenneturva), the Danish Road Safety, the Belgian Road Safety Institute, the Walloon Agency for Road Safety (AWSR), the Kosovo Association of Motorization (AMRKS), the Norwegian Council for Road Safety, the Icelandic Transport Authority, the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV), the National Council for traffic safety on the roads in Macedonia, the Parents of road traffic victims from Belgium, etc.

    It was an honour that in the presence of all these officials and representatives of these countries (which invest heavily in various activities to improve road safety), the work of #AMRKS Kosovo (a country that does not invest at all on road safety) was highly appreciated.

     

  • AMRKS LEADS DELEGATION FROM KOSOVO TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROAD SAFETY "ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE - CHALLENGES AND ACTIONS"


    Skopje, 30 September-1 October 2016

    The international conference on road safety "Road safety management in southeast Europe - challenges and actions" was held for two days in a row, in Skopje. This activity was organized by the Council of the Republic Macedonia on road traffic safety, and it was held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Macedonia Mr. Gjorge Ivanov.

    In addition to the officials of the Macedonian Government, the conference was also attended by the executive director of the European Council on road safety (ETSC), Mr. Antonio Avenoso and numerous representatives from educational institutions and various organizations from Macedonia, the region and Europe.

    Leaders of the local Council on road safety and representatives/associations of the countries of the region such as Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece were the first to be presented at the first discussion panel. Kosovo was represented on the panel by the Kosovo Association of motorization - AMRKS. At the same time, a considerable number of other representatives of institutions of Kosovo as Kosovo Police, professors and experts on traffic issues attended the conference.

  • “BENCHMARKING ALBANIA TOWARDS EU ROAD SAFETY”


    Tirana, 6 July 2016

    This time it was Tirana that brought together local and international experts to discuss road safety. The event was also an additional opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience between the participants.

    With their presentations contributed Minister of Infrastructure Mr. Haxhinasto, representatives from World Bank, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Director of Traffic Police, Ministry of Interior, Albania, TAP Representative, SHELL, NAVAK Training Center, Serbia, InterAlbanian Insurance Company, Technical University of Athens, Greece, General Director of the Roads Directorate from Albania, AMRKS, La Sapienza University, Rome, Regional Manager for Opel Southeast Europe, Aleksander Moisiu University. From Kosovo was selected z. Muhamed Krasniqi-founder of AMRKS to present to the participants the activities and views of Kosovo regarding road safety situation.

    The Sponsors of this Conference were Avis Rent A Car Albania and TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline).

  • WORKSHOP: ROAD SAFETY SITUATION IN MITROVICA, VUSHTRRI AND SKENDERAJ MUNICIPALITIES


    Mitrovica, 15 June 2016

    We are in the summer season and possibilities for an increase in the number of traffic accidents are greater, and this is due to the influx of Diaspora visiting Kosovo during this period.

    AMRKS, respectively Kosovo Forum for road safety in cooperation with the Kosovo Police in Mitrovica organized a workshop wherein the main focus was the current state of road safety in municipalities of Mitrovica, Vushtrri and Skenderaj.

    The purpose of this workshop, which was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Kosovo Police, Municipal Assemblies, experts from the College "Tempulli" and AMRKS was to discuss in relation to the messages that should be conveyed to citizens, with the aim at increasing the awareness of citizens that each traffic participant needs to take care of him/herself and others, in other words, each of us must have a culture of behaviour in traffic.

  • ROUND TABLE "VISION ZERO ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD"


    Prishtina, May 31, 2016

    In order to contribute to improving road safety situation in the country, AMRKS, respectively the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety in association with College "Tempulli" organized a roundtable "VISION ZERO accidents on the road."

    Panellists included representatives from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Infrastructure, Kosovo Police, Fire Brigade, the Centre for Emergency Medicine, College "Tempulli", AMRKS, OSCE and other members of the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety.

    Roundtable brought panellists’ reflections as a joint effort to achieve a road system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic.

  • FIA PRESIDENT JEAN TODT VISITED KOSOVO


    Prishtina, May 27, 2016

    FIA president Jean Todt, at the same time special UN envoy on global road safety, in the last week of May visited Kosovo.

    During his visit he was received by the top leaders of central and local government in Kosovo, in which occasion he requested from all government representatives their commitment in improving the road infrastructure and undertaking measures to increase road safety and prevention of deaths due to traffic accidents.

    He and our government representatives, through messages on road safety, showed their support for the global campaign #SaveKidsLives. This is not the first time that Kosovo becomes part of this campaign, since last year AMRKS conducted activities within #SaveKidsLives, such as writing messages on road safety by citizens, distribution and signing of the Child Declaration for Road Safety, as a call that is directed to adults and institutions to do more to allow them free movement.

    Kosovo racers’ successes and of the Federation of Auto Sports of Kosovo (FASK) in the international arena are the ones who deserve the credit for realization of Jean Todt's visit to Kosovo.

     

  • MAIN MANIFESTATION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FOURTH EDITION OF "ROAD SAFETY" ACTIVITY


    Prishtina, 13 May 2016

    College of Applied Technical Sciences "Tempulli" and Kosovo Association of Motorization -AMRKS along with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and with the support Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, Kosovo Police and the Municipality of Prishtina, organized the fourth edition of the school magazine "Road Safety". This year, part of the activity was a total of 20 primary and lower secondary schools from 6 municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo (Prishtina, Lipjan, Ferizaj, Vushtrri and Mitrovica).

    At the opening of the central manifestation spoke the Headmaster of College "Tempulli", Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi, Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Lutfi Zharku,  Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ms. Anila Statovci and Kosovo Police Colonel Sheremet Ahmeti, as well as other representatives from institutions and national and international organizations.

    Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Lutfi Zharku stated that the Government will continue to further support this important activity for the children of Kosovo. Whereas, Deputy Minister of Education, Anila Statovci-Demaj stated that MEST has a duty to educate children continually, not only in teaching but also for life.

    This time the winners of the national competition are:

    First Group:

    I. Ylli Haxha, Primary and Lower Secondary School „Ismajl Qemajli“, South Mitrovica

    II. Gentrit Hyseni, Primary and Lower Secondary School „Lumni Surdulli“, Gadime e Epërme-Lipjan

    III. Gresa Bruqi, Primary and Lower Secondary School “ Ismajl Qemajli”, Prishtina

    Second Group:

    I. Vigan Havolli, Primary and Lower Secondary School “Shkolla Model“, Prishtina

    II. Deniz Azemi,  Primary and Lower Secondary School “ Vezir Jashari”, Ferizaj

    III. Blinera Vlladi, Primary and Lower Secondary School “Afrim Abazi”, Ferizaj

     

  • AMRKS PARTICIPATES IN ANNUAL TraSaCu MEETING


    Vienna, 26-27 April 2016

    TraSaCu- Traffic Safety Culture is a project funded by the European Commission, which aims at developing a cultural approach to road traffic safety and the prevention of accidents. Kosovo in this project is an equal partner alongside other partners from Albania, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Virginia.

    On 26 and 27 April in Vienna was held the annual meeting of all the partners, whereby the achievements thereto were disclosed and was decided on further activities to be held within the project. This meeting was a good opportunity for all participants to promote their activities in order to ensure a more cultured behaviour on the road.

    During June this year, an expert from TraSaCu is expected to visit our country; the expert will cooperate closely with AMRKS and other institutions in the country dealing with road safety issues.

     

  • FOURTH EDITION OF ACTIVITY “ROAD SAFETY”- THEORETICAL PART


    Prishtina, 29 March 2016

    This year, the College of Applied Technical Sciences “Tempulli” and Kosovo Association of Motorization - AMRKS in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology organize the fourth edition of the activity “Road Safety”, an activity which now is traditional at national level, with representative students of primary and lower secondary schools from different municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo, who are selected by MEST.

    Participants in this edition were a total of 20 PLSS from 6 municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo (Prishtina, Lipjan, Ferizaj, Vushtrri, Suhareka and Mitrovica), whereas in order to ensure good progress of the activities, the students were divided into two groups:

    First group - 3, 4 and 5 grades,

    Second group - 6, 7, and 8 grades

    Within the theoretical part, from 29 March to 1 April 2016, the working groups visited the selected schools. Unlike the previous editions where the students have completed the tests in order to evaluate their knowledge about the traffic rules and signs, this year was different. The questionnaires were distributed to the students and based on the results obtained from the questionnaires will be published the research aiming to identify the main factors which affect the safety of students’ movement during their road from home to school and vice versa.

    The fourth edition of the activity “Road Safety” is supported by the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, Kosovo Police and Municipality of Prishtina.

  • ALCOHOL INTERLOCKS: TOWARDS A EUROPEAN APPROACH FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST DRINK-DRIVING


    Ljubljana, Slovenian National Assembly, 05 February 2016

    The European Transport Safety Council, whose member it is also AMRKS, together with the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency, organised a round-table event at the National Assembly in Ljubljana to raise awareness  amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders of how to develop and strenghten a systemic approach to reduce alcohol misuse in road transport.

    The opening of this event made the  President of the Slovenian National Assembly Dr. Milan Brglez, Minister of Infrastructure z. Peter Gašperšič and leaders of state agencies.

    It was a very constructive discussion with institutional representatives of this issue as: Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency, Slovenian Ministry of Health, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Justice and Slovenian General Police Directorate.

    The event focussed on measures to tackle drink driving such as the use of alcohol interlocks, research findings and case studies from EU Member States, prior to keynote speeches from Violeta Bulc, EU Transport Commissioner.

    This event also provided participants with the opportunity to talk to experts and exchange experiences and successes with the use of alcohol interlocks across the EU.

  • THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “TRANSPORT RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN ROAD SAFETY”


    Prishtina, 22 January, 2016

    The College of Technical Applied Sciences “Tempulli” and Kosovo Association of Motorization "AMRKS", organized the third International Conference “Transport research and knowledge transfer in road safety” that took place in Prishtina. This Conference was supported by Sapienza – Università di Roma, IRU Academy, European Transport Safety Council – ETSC and Kosovo Forum for Road Safety

    This Conference brought together local, regional and European institutions and stakeholders dealing with transport and road safety issues, and it also served the need for exchange of ideas with local and international experts regarding challenges related to road safety, EU funded road-railway infrastructure investment projects,  vehicle insurance and transfer of various road safety researches.

    The representatives of Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ombudsperson attended the opening of this Conference. Whereas, panellists to this Conference were the representatives from European Transport Safety Council (Belgium), IRU Academy (Switzerland), EuroRap (England), Sapienza – Università di Roma (Italy), Austrian Road Safety Council (Austria), TraSaCu Project, Kosovo Police, Kosovo Academy for Public Safety , EULEX, OSCE, KSF, Confederation of Albanian Road Safety Associations, etc.

    In order to implement the recommendations of local and international experts given upon this Conference, the same will be submitted to the institutions and stakeholders in order to jointly contribute to their implementation.

  • KOSOVO POLICE ISSUES CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO KOSOVO FORUM FOR ROAD SAFETY


    Prishtina, 30 December 2015

    Kosovo Police/Traffic Division issued a certificate of appreciation to the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety for its contribution in organization of activities which aim the improvement of road safety. This certificate is the most valuable present of this year, because it is an honour when such activities are respected and recognized by the most trusted institution in the country.

    On this occasion, Kosovo Forum for Road Safety thanks all its members for their continuous contribution in the achievement of our objectives, because only united we are able to do more to provide greater traffic safety for our citizens.

  • KOSOVO FORUM FOR ROAD SAFETY MET TODAY TO DISCUSS OVER THE SITUATION OF ROAD SAFETY IN THE COUNTRY


    Prishtina, 24 December 2015

    In the today's closing meeting the Kosovo Forum on Road Safety has presented in detail all annual activities, which were conducted throughout the year in the country. In addition, all partners expressed their concern about the level of safety in the country and the number of traffic accidents, which according to their number and consequences are already considered alarming.

    During this meeting, members of the Kosovo Forum on Road Safety called upon the institutions that have a mandate for road safety to finally take specific action and, in cooperation with other relevant mechanisms undertake specific punitive measures in order to provide a safe environment for all road participants. At the same time calls for all road participants to be always careful, and especially now that we are approaching winter season and are on the verge of the holiday season.

     

     

  • AMRKS JOINS 3-STAR COALITION


    Prishtina, 10 December 2015

    AMRKS officially received confirmation for membership in 3-Star Coalition, which is a group of 57 organizations from around the world working to build a healthier world by advocating the engineering and construction of safer roads in the developing world.

    In particular, 3-Star Coalition advocates for roads in developing countries that their construction meet at least the 3 stars safety standard for all road users and the coalition urges organizations like the World Bank to adopt this standard.

    3-Star Coalition has a comprehensive approach that includes improving the enforcement of laws on road safety, public education and is committed to a strong leadership on road safety, so membership of AMRKS in this international coalition and other organizations that have aimed at improving of road safety is of particular importance for entire country because in this way is enabled the exchange of practices with various countries of the world and contribute to road safety and rights of people who sustained the traffic accidents.

     

  • Kosovo marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


    Prishtina, 12-15 November 2015

    The third Sunday of November marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This day is marked to commemorate the millions of people who die in traffic accidents, but also to support the families of victims.

    In Kosovo, this day was marked by a series of activities, by a protest calling for greater safety on the road, but also to remember the lives lost in traffic accidents.

    The activities in question began on 12 November and ended on 15 November 2015.

    Thursday, on 12 November- the activities organized to mark the World Day to commemorate the victims of road traffic were launched in KTV on the weekly show dedicated to the road safety.

    Friday, 13 November - based on the fact that the demand for blood in our country is great, many citizens donated blood for the injured in traffic.

    Saturday, 14th November - in order to raise the awareness of citizens for a sensible behaviour in traffic in the centre of Pristina, to different spots/ads on road safety were launched in the afternoon.

    Sunday, November 15 - With the slogan "It's time to remember – say NO to road crimes" many citizens marched from the Square "Zahir" to the Square "Skanderbei" in Pristina. Their aim was to convey awareness message to the citizens and to the institutions for more caution in traffic. The activities continued by marching with bicycles in the highway Pristine-Peje, which is the most frequented road in Kosovo. Whereas in the evening they lit 112 candles by the National Theatre in memory of the 112 people who died in traffic accidents during the period of January - November 2015.

    All the above activities were civic initiatives supported by civil society and some domestic institutions, the Office of the President of Kosovo, MI, Kosovo Police, Municipality of Prishtina, College Tempulli, Kosovo Association of Motorists-AMRKS, Kosovo Forum of Road Safety, Blood Transfusion, the Fire Brigade and Cyclist’s Community.

    Together we can do more to prevent the bad and to provide more road safety.

     

  • ROAD SAFETY SITUATION WORRISOME AS A RESULT OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS


    Prishtina, 18 September 2015

    Regarding traffic accidents in country, first half of this year is characterized with a greater road safety comparing with the same period of last year.

    These and their issues regarding the road safety were discussed today in the meeting held by the members of Kosovo Forum for road safety. This meeting was attended by the representatives of Kosovo Police, Kosovo Security Forces, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Ministry of Infrastructure, Tempulli, AMRKS, OSBE, UNHCR, Kosovo Parents’ Council, Kosovo Council of Teachers, Forum of driving instructor of Kosovo. All of them unanimously expressed their concern regarding the road safety situation. September is considered the month of having the highest number of victims of traffic accidents for this year, where only within these days 14 persons passed away as a result of traffic accidents, while, in the last year throughout September the number of victims was 10.

    Almost all participants in their speeches expressed numerous remarks towards Ministry of Infrastructure regarding their failure to accomplish their duties, which as an institution has the legal mandate for road safety of the country. They requested perseveringly that finally National Council may invite all relevant mechanisms for road safety to analyse road safety situation which unfortunately day after day is worsening. In this case were disclosed also the events which will be conducted by the Forum throughout this year and in the next year. Next event is already scheduled on date 15 November 2015 when the marking of the National Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims will take place.

  • Kosovo Forum for Road Safety express their gratitude to the Municipality of Prishtina for supporting the activities promoting road safety.


    Prishtina, 7 July 2015

    Today the Mayor of Prishtina, Mr. Shpend Ahmeti hosted in a work meeting the representatives of Kosovo Forum for Road Safety.

    During the meeting they discussed about deepening institutional cooperation with the purpose of improving and increasing mobility safety for all traffic participants in the city. Mr. Krasniqi thanked the Mayor of Prishtina for supporting the road safety activities, and promised that Tempulli is ready to contribute in all matters related to city transport and safety.

    On this occasion, as a sign of gratitude, he presented the Municipality of Prishtina with a Letter of Appreciation for supporting the third edition of Republic level biking competition within the School Magazine “Siguria në rrugë”. This national project on road safety is organized for three years now, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

    On the other hand, the Mayor of Prishtina, Mr. Ahmeti also committed to continue the cooperation, promising that the Municipality of Prishtina will support these activities and shall propose its representative in the Kosovo Forum on Road Safety.

    The municipality of Prishtina is open and ready for cooperation in all activities proposed, with the purpose of establishing better and safer road traffic conditions for its citizens, stated among others Mr. Ahmeti.  During the meeting, they agreed to jointly consider the possibilities for equipping the schools of the Capital City with a traffic laboratory.

    The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Forum,Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi, Director of the College of Applied Technical Sciences Tempulli  Ms. Shpresa Mulliqi, Official on Public Awareness and Safety, Mr. Njazi Kusari – professional trainer, and Ms. Gentiana Xheladini, Official at the College of Applied Technical Sciences Tempulli.

     

  • Kosovo became part of the international campaign for road safety #SaveKidsLives


    Prishtina, 4 June 2015

    The opening of this activity was attend by high-level representatives of the state as Mr. Arsim Bajrami –Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Nazmi Jashari and Mr. Fidan Rekaliu – advisors of the Minister of Infrastructure, Colonel Sheremet Ahmeti – Kosovo Police and also representatives from other institutions. This activity was organized by Ministry of Education, Sciences and Technology in cooperation with College Tempulli, Kosovo Police and Kosovo Forum for Road Safety and supported by Kosovo Insurance Bureau and Municipality of Prishtina.

    Minister for Education, Science and Technology Mr. Arsim Bajrami said that: these activities are important in the creation of civil education about traffic rules. The organizer of this event Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi – director of Tempulli College said: I am happy that our activities have contributed to create a safe environment for children on our roads.

    The students that were more successful in this phase were part of main event called “Students on bike racing", which was held today at "Zahir Pajaziti" Square in Prishtina, where students demonstrated their skills in driving bicycle.

    Today also we organized activities to show our support for the Third United Nations Global Road Safety Week and the campaign #SaveKidsLives. The campaign is calling for action to save children’s lives on the roads around the world. It does so by:

    • Highlighting the plight of children on the roads;

    • Generating worldwide action to better ensure the safety of children on the roads;

    • Calling for inclusion of safe and sustainable transport in the post-2015 development agenda.

    Development of such activities and joint action plan to increase road safety are requirements of the Global Plan of Action decade 2011-2020 of the United Nations, meanwhile in Kosovo these activities are organized for the third time

     

  • Third Edition of the activity “Road Safety”


    Prishtina, 29 May 2015

    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in cooperation with the College of Applied Technical Sciences Tempulli organized the Third Edition of the activity “Road Safety” which is a traditional activity that involves primary and secondary education schools, selected by MEST, throughout the country. This activity was also supported by the Kosovo Police, Municipality of Prishtina and Kosovo Forum for Road Safety.

    The participating municipalities for this year are the following: Prishtina, Shtime, Drenas, Viti, Prizren, Kamenice, Novo Brdo, Shtërpcë, Gjakova dhe Malisheva.

    Today, MEST was the location that brought together 48 pupils from 12 participating schools, which underwent theoretical testing in the field of traffic safety, with the main purpose of including pupils in the program of learning basic rules and skills on traffic behaviour.

    Students who prove successful today won the right of participating in the bicycle races, meaning testing their technical skills on riding the bike. This year, thanks to the support and cooperation with the Municipality of Prishtina, was enabled to organize the competition in the Square "Zahir Pajaziti" in Prishtina on 04 June 2015, at 10:00h.

    The development of joint activities and action plan are some of the requirements of the global plan for the decade of action 2011-2020 of the United Nations Organization. Taking into account the fact that this is the third time such activities are being organized in Kosovo, we consider that together we have managed to improve traffic movement safety.

  • MEETING OF THE KOSOVO FORUM FOR ROAD SAFETY


    Pristina, 14 May 2015

    The following meeting of the Kosovo Forum for road safety was focused on the presentation of activities developed in the first five months of 2015 and preparations for the third edition of races with students in national level “Road Safety”.

    This traditional activity is organized by Tempulli College in cooperation with MEST and supported by Kosovo Forum for road safety. The meeting was attended by representatives from Kosovo Police, MEST, Tempulli, AMRKS,OSBE, Federation of Auto schools, Parents Council, the Association of Kosovo Municipalities, etc.

    Except topics which were set during the meeting members exchanged different ideas for the development and organization of activities, which have their focus on the awareness of citizens on road safety and also efforts to improve and increase road safety.

  • AMRKS IS ACCEPTED IN CIECA


    Prishtina, 17 March 2015

    CIECA (The International Commission for Driver Testing) is the international commission for driver testing authorities, active in the fields of road safety and driver testing. In 2012, CIECA had 56 members in 36 countries worldwide.

    CIECA 's aim is to improve driving standards, to contribute to road traffic education, to improve road safety, to protect the environment and to facilitate the mobility of road freight and passenger transport, both private and commercial.

    Membership of AMRKS in CIECA comes after we were accepted in ETSC and in Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. This membership is important for the activity of AMRKS because being a member of the International Commission in our country can be developed different activities for road safety according standards and guidelines of CIECA's.

    Membership in CIECA will enable cooperation and exchanges of experiences between members, develop relevant studies and research about drivers education, examinations, etc.

  • AMRKS is accepted in Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety


    Prishtina, 10 February 2015

    During February 2015 AMRKS officially became a member of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, which was established in 2011 and today has over 140 member NGOs active in more than 90 countries.

    Purpose of Alliance is that NGOs can share best practices and collectively advocate for road safety and the rights of victims of road traffic injury.

    The Alliance also provides concise information about the activities of NGOs to non-NGO actors, such as governments, foundations, inter-governmental agencies, the media with an interest in road safety.

     

    Alliance organizes the Global Meeting of NGOs for Road Safety  which takes place every two years, this year was held on March 2015 in Marrakech- Morocco and AMRKS received official invitation to participate.

  • The 2nd International Conference "Road traffic safety and transport challenges in South East of Europe (SEE)"


    Pristina, 22 and 23 January 2015

    On January 22-23 in Pristina, was held the 2nd International Conference "Road traffic safety and transport challenges in South East of Europe (SEE)". This conference brought together in one place institutions and stakeholders from Kosovo with those of Eastern European states. There were about 200 participants and 30 panelists from institutions in the country and Europe present.

    The conference was organized by the Kosovo Motorization Association (AMRKS) and Tempulli College. It was coordinated by International Road Union Academy (IRU) from Geneva-Swiss and supported by European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) from Brussels-Belgium.

    The opening of conference was attend by high-level representatives of the state as Mr. Ferid Agani –Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Mr. Shpend Ahmeti – Mayor of Pristina, Faton Abazi - Executive Director -Kosovo Insurance Bureau. Also there were representatives from the region as well,  Macedonia, Albania and international collaborators from Austria, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland.

    The main topic of the first day was the presentation of the project SEED (South East Europe Development of Road Transport) sponsored by the EU, the project aims training and upgrading the technical skills of instructors that provide initial and recurrent training for professional drivers in the region SEE, as well as the mutual recognition of qualifications and standards of environmental care. Among others, members of the panel for  this day were representatives of the IRU Academy, Chamber of Commerce, Promotrans Group - France, AMERIT, Auto - Moto Association of Macedonia, Dean of Tempulli College, UP, UPT.

    The second day of the conference was reserved for discussion and exchange of ideas between local and international specialist to discuss on challenges related to road safety, accident prevention, and continuous improvement of road infrastructure, transport, car insurance,  introduction of models and successful implementation of various activities for road safety.

    During this conference the representative of Auto Moto Association Macedonia – AMSM signed a cooperation agreements with the Kosovo Association of motorization AMRKS, with the main purpose for joint activities for road safety.

    At the end of conference Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi presented the recommendations that emerged from the conference. These recommendations will be delivered to the country and international institutions, with the purpose for all to work together in order to achieve improvement on road safety.

  • Last meeting for 2014 of the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety


    Pristina, 24 December 2014

    The following meeting of the members of the Kosovo Forum for Road Safety was the last one for this year. The meeting was attended by representatives from MASHT, Kosovo Police, Federation of Driving Schools, Student Council of Kosovo, AMRKS and Tempulli College.

    The meeting was focused on the activities done by the KFRS this year and plans for implementation during the next year.

    All members were satisfied with the achievements so far and each of them gave proposals for further activities.

  • CAUTION, SLIPPERY - Newest campaign on road safety.


    Prishtina,02.12.2014

    Kosovo Police, together with the Kosovo Association of Motorization "AMRKS", launched the newest information campaign named "Caution, Slippery", aimed at sensitizing drivers and citizens to carry winter necessary equipments in order to avoid road traffic accidents.

    Kosovo Police is already supplied with informational brochures in three languages, which shall be distributed to small and transport vehicles drivers. This activity follows the success of the last campaign through several video clips, named "Do not make this happen".
    Inter alia, this campaign aims at providing necessary information for the vehicle preparation and undertaking concrete measures for a safe driving upon winter season, from 15 November to 15 March. 
    In addition to the Kosovo Police officers, Colonel Ahmeti and spokesperson, Mr. Kelani, this conference was also attended by representatives of ARMKS and KIB (Kosovo Insurance Bureau), who has funded this activity.

  • AMRKS is accepted in ETSC


    Brussels, 17 October 2014

    Kosovo Association of Motorisation -AMRKS is officially accepted in ETSC (European Transport Safety Council). The high level meeting between the two respective associations of Kosovo and Europe was held at the Headquarters of ETSC, in Brussels. The Executive Director of ETSC, Mr. Antonio Avenoso hosted in a work meeting Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi, representative of AMRKS, and informed him in regard to the decision emerging from the meeting of the ETSC Board, held on 03 September 2014, in Brussels, which states that Kosovo is now eligible to join this Council with the purpose of conducting European level road safety activities in Kosovo as well.

    Mr. Avenoso during this meeting encouraged Mr. Krasniqi to organise as many activities as possible with the aim of increasing road safety for all road users. On the other hand, Mr. Krasniqi extended his gratitude to the host of this meeting, inviting him, that as soon as possible, to conduct a work visit to Kosovo. This meeting follows several official meetings between ETSC members and the Kosovo Forum on Road Safety held in Albania, Greece and Belgium.

  • FIA OFFICIALS VISITED KOSOVO FOR THE SECOND TIME


    Prishtina, 23 February 2014

    At premises of College Tempulli, in Prishtina, is organized a training for officials of safety in automobile rallies in Kosovo.

    Following last year successful organization of auto rally, Kosovo Federation of Auto Sports (FASK) has started this year also with training and professional capacity building, who will be ready to contribute to the development of this sport in Kosovo under FIA standards. At the invitation of FASK chairman , Mr. Ismet Rexhepi, Mr. Ronan Morgan and Mr. Stuart Murray trainers at FIA Institute in UAE Automobile and Tourism Club- Training and Education sector, have arrived in Prishtina. Today's training brings together representatives from Kosovo auto clubs. The audience was welcomed by FASK Chairman, Mr. Rexhepi, and Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi from Kosovo Association of Motorization (AMRKS). Organization of this event is part of earlier activities of FASK on meeting and completing FIA membership conditions. Participants of this training were introduced with trainers  expertise, who had a wonderful presentation on international rules and regulations for organization of competitions in all categories. The trainers experiences were very interesting and awakened curiosity of participants who actively participated in the topics discussed. Attendees were also satisfied not only with the level of organization, but also with real ambitions of FASK officials for the road toward internationalization of this sport with the participation of Kosovo racers in the regional and global events of this nature. Organisation of this event was also supported by other admirers of this sport in our country.

  • International Conference “Road safety and the road towards EU”


    Prishtina, 23 January 2014

    AMRKS and College Tempulli brought, in Prishtina, representatives from six EU countries.

    International Conference "Road safety and the road towards EU" held last week in Prishtina, exactly on 22 and 23 January 2014, brought together about 100 participants from the country, region and Europe. Throughout the two days, the conference speakers in four separate panels, were discussed professional aspects related to road safety, traffic and transport.

    In the Conference, with their speeches and presentations have contributed respective representatives of local and international institutions. Governmental institutions were represented (at the level of deputy. Ministers), Ministry of European Integration, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and on behalf of the Minister of MEST, spoke the chief of cabinet of this Ministry.  From other institutions of the country: Kosovo Police, Kosovo Judicial Council, Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, Kosovo Insurance Bureau, Companies from insurance industry in Kosovo, Office of General Auditor of Kosovo, College Tempulli, University of Prishtina Mechanical Engineering department, Kosovo Association of motorization-AMRKS, Driving Schools Federation of Kosovo, the Council of Kosovo students, the Council of Kosovo teachers, etc. have participated as well.

    Accredited International institutions in Prishtina, the EU office, Embassy of Austria, OSCE, ALBACH, ICITAP.

    Participants from the region were: the National Road Safety Council of the Republic of Macedonia and Albania, Accredited Centre by the IRU Academy, AMERIT the Republic of Macedonia, Albania Insurance Association, Albanian Auto Club from Albania, Technical University of Vienna, Road Safety Council Austria (KFV), TUV Austria, Promotrans Association from France, Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS), IRU International transport Academy from Switzerland, SPMUDA international, etc.

    The conference had a very busy agenda, where 27 speakers contributed with their discussions and presentations, 11 within the country and 16 from the region and Europe. After discussions, during the conference are emerged several concluding recommendations, which will be submitted to the local and international institutions responsible or who may contribute to road safety, traffic and transport.

     

    During this conference the representative of KFV (Austrian Road Safety Council) Professor Hauger, signed cooperation agreements on behalf of the CSE (Connect South East) with the College of Technical Applied Science Tempulli,  and with the Kosovo Association of motorization  AMRKS.

    Blagoja_Jovanovski_-_IRU_Academy_Swiss.pdf

     

    Brane_Legan_-_AMZ_Slovenia.pdf

     

    Brunilda_Noka_-_KSHSSRR_Albania.pdf

     

    Eno_Zeneli-_Automobile_Club_Albania-ASA_ARSF-Albanian.pdf

     

    Georg_Hauger_-_KFV_Austria_Road_Safety_Board.pdf

     

    Ilir_Mehmedi_-_WATEN-Macedonia.pdf

     

    Jeton_Rexhepi_-_Kosovo_Police.pdf

     

    Mile_Dimitrovski_-_Macedonian_Republic_Council_of_Road_Traffic_Safety.pdf

     

    Musli_Bajraktari_-_University_of_Prishtina.pdf

     

    Procopios_Papagkikas_-_George_Kokkinos_-_TUV_Austria-presentation.pdf

     

    Sheremet_Ahmeti_-_Kosovo_Police.pdf

     

    Valerie_Herve_-_VET_Project_Development_France.pdf

     

  • KOSOVO ASSOCIATION OF MOTORIZATION CONCLUDES THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT FOR ORGANIZATION OF ROAD SAFETY ACTIVITIES


    Prishtina, 23 January 2014

    This time the agreement was reached with Connect SEE from Austria, which is an international organization established in Vienna, Austria, in November 2013. Meetings held in Albania during the autumn of last year, between the leaders and some members of the Kosovo Forum on Road Safety and Austrian officials, preceded this agreement. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to provide a framework for an ongoing commitment in the field of traffic safety, transport and logistics in Southeast Europe. This will be achieved by maintaining and increasing technical possibilities, as well as professional exchange, through a continuous cooperation program.

    In accordance with the common goal, both organizations agreed on intensifying their cooperation for mutual interest, such as:

    To establish regular contact between both organizations, in order to institutionalise and maintain relationships and continuous commitment to address issues of common interest;

    Joint research activities;

    Exchange of materials, publications and data in the field of road safety;

    Organization and participation in lectures, conferences and other activities;

    Themes of joint activities, the conditions for usage, the results achieved and measures for special visits, exchanges and other forms of cooperation.

  • COOPERATION KOSOVO - ALBANIA LIES IN ROAD SAFETY


    Tirana , 13 November 2013

    In Tirana, there was held a round table on road safety " Multi stakeholder round table on road safety in Albania " where present were Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania , Mr. Ilir Mustafaraj , Traffic Police Director Mr. Ervin Hoxha , Albanian insurance companies , representative of the World Health Organization in Tirana , Mr. Francois Begeot representatives of the European Delegation for transport in Albania and Kosovo delegation with representatives from Kosovo Police, ICITAP, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Internal Affairs , Tempulli College, AMRKS, OSCE and Kosovo Security Bureau in Kosovo. The meeting was constructive and useful exchange of information and experiences between our two countries. The event culminated with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Kosovo Forum for Road Safety, represented by Mr. Muhamed Krasniqi and Albanian Road Safety Council represented by Mrs. Fitnete Sulaj.

  • WAS HELD THE CONFERENCE “STUDENTS AND THEIR SAFETY ON THE ROAD”


    October 10,Prishtinë 2013

    Leaders of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and those of College of Applied Technical Sciences "Tempulli", have assessed that issue of increasing the student knowledge about the traffic signs, should be added in the curricular content.

    In the conference "Students and their safety on the road", organized from the Forum for Safety on the Road, in cooperation with MEST and College "Tempulli", are disclosed the results of research conducted in 40 primary and lower secondary schools in Kosova, where we noticed a poor condition of the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical learning development regarding rules and behaviour on the road.

    Adviser of the Minister Buja, Ragip Gjoshi said that road safety is not only the project, but also a strategic goal of the Ministry of Education, which is designed in all strategic documents.

    Advisor Gjoshi stated that this activity has highlighted the fact that the curricular content should be added to the subject, which provides information about traffic signs.

    According to Gjoshi, from today's conference emerge new assignments for all institutions involved on the issue of child safety on the road. "Ministry of Infrastructure should be added the care for vertical and horizontal signalization on the street and equipment with traffic signs, as important factor in prevention of accidents. Therefore, Ministry of Internal Affairs should add the control and fines for violators of the traffic rules, while MEST will do more in students' education on the issue of enforcement of traffic rules".

    While, director of College "Tempulli", Muhamed Krasniqi emphasized that itself title of the conference "Students and their safety on the road" made it clear that research has in focus the issue of movement and behavioural of children, when they are on the road while going and returning from school.

    According to Krasniqi, through this research is made evaluation of students' knowledge's in primary and lower secondary schools, in recognizing the traffic signs.

    Otherwise, the involved students in this activity were distributed tables with traffic signs, where traffic experts have compiled tests depending on their age. In this activity are included over 2210 students from all over the country. In order of the activities progress on schools, students are divided in three groups, first group grades 1-3, second group grades and third group grades 7-9. In order of spreading the project across the country, in each municipality is selected at least one school.

    The project has started implemented in March this year and aims to continue even further, in order of greater inclusion of schools in this project.

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