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The aim of this conference is to increase the interest and knowledge of mass media for road safety and road traffic victims, consider their role to raise awareness of the whole society about this serious public health problem posed by road crashes.

Can the media help to improve society, to raise awareness about aspects that should concern us all?

Is everything worth to sell the news? What impact does it has on victims and relatives depending on how they tell the news?

On this day we will have examples of good practices. In this sense P(A)T within the framework of the Road Safety Colloquium-dinner held each year, awards a prize to a media outlet in recognition of the rigorous treatment and involvement in Road Safety issues.

Inspired by the guide for journalists that the WHO published in 2017, we will present the joint FEVR-P(A)T manifesto of good practices for journalists.


9:00h Accreditations


Moderator of the event: Mónica Peinado, journalist


9: 30h Inauguration and welcome

Neus Bonet, Dean of the Association of Journalists of Catalonia

Miquel Buch, Conseller d’Interior of the Generalitat de Catalunya

Jeannot Mersch, president of the European Federation of Road Victims (FEVR)

Yolanda Domenech, FEVR’s Psychological Support Consult – P(A)T’s Director


Testimony: Randa Khater Hauch, Zena Hauch Foundation – Lebanon

10:00h Inaugural session

Ms. Esther Busquets, Professor of Ethics at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia


11:00h Coffe Break


Testimony: Silke von Beesten. Verkehrsunfall-Opferhilfe Deutschland e.V. (VOD)Germany

11:30h FIRST ROUNDTABLE: Example of good practices

Mr. José María Quesada. Plataforma Ponle Freno

Mrs. Veronica Pardo. Press Responsible. Presentation of SCT’s campaign: “We all have family”.

Mr. Julio Panizo. Comunication P(A)T. “Safety jingle” campaign

Mr. Filippo Randi. Associazione Italiana Familiari e Vittime della Strada onlus – AIFVS onlus


Testimony: Jana Neusarová. Czech Republic

12:30h SECOND ROUNDTABLE: Debate and proposals

Ms. Marta Catafal. TV3

Ms. Anna Punsí, SER Catalunya

Mr. Marc Jurado i Miró. Catalunta Ràdio

Ms. Patricia Plaja. Comunicació Mossos d’Esquadra


Testimony: Joan Puig-Pey. P(A)T Barcelona

13:30h Presentation of the manifesto of good practices P(A)T – FEVR. Needs of the victims.

Mr. Vicente Sánchez, Vice President of P(A)T

Mr. Rober Staba, Vice President of FEVR

Mr. Manuel Ramos, vicepresident of Global Aliance of NGO’s for Road Safety



14:00h CLOSING

Mr. Pere Navarro, Director of Traffic Department

Mr. Juli Gendrau, Catalan Traffic Service Director.

Mr. Amadeu Recasens i Brunet, Security commissioner of the Barcelona City Council

Mr. Ole Thorson, President of P(A)T