Educating safe cycling in European Schools
Project code: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000032789
They key focus of this project is to reduce the amount of bicycle related accidents that occur each year in the EU by educating youth through creative and innovative approaches on themes such as road safety. According to the European Safety Council (ETSC), 19,450 cyclists were killed on EU roads between 2010 and 2018. There is a considerable need to reduce the amount of bike related accidents in the UE and make EU roads more bike friendly. There is a lack of material for teachers, formators and coaches to teach European youth about road safety and safe cycling. They need innovative, fun and creative tools to get this important and potentially life-saving message through to young people. There is a need to better the health of young Europeans. The EU is facing challenges: obesity among youth, fluctuating mental health of city dwellers and air pollution. Investing in cycling and impulsing it among young people will help better their overall health. The 2016 Commission Communication on Investing in Europe’s Youth emphasized on the importance of investing in young people, opening up new opportunities for youth, and contributing to their development and life chances and this project will do just that.
The SAFECY project objectives are:
- The first objective is to form and educate European youth to be safer, more conscious and more responsible cyclists and future drivers in order to reduce the number of bike related accidents.
- The second objective is to give teachers, formators and coaches the necessary tools to teach youth how to become safe cyclists in a fun and innovative manner.
- The third objective is to promote and impulse cycling among youth across the EU by creating content that will be easily accessible and understandable for both formators and students.
Kick-off Meeting, Zaragoza
TPM Vienna, 15-16 Nov