"Call for papers" 8th edition of ILCAD - 10/11 June 2016 - Round table discussion hosted by LDZ and OLE in Riga and Tallinn

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day is a joint commitment that started in 2009 with ELCAD (EU countries + Israel). From 2009 UIC has been coordinating this worldwide event raising public awareness on the dangers of misbehavior at level crossings. The 7th edition of ILCAD on 3 June 2015 gathered 43 countries and was officially launched through a press conference and a round table both hosted by the Turkish Railways (TCDD) in Istanbul.

The railway community, road safety advocates, international institutions, academics and researchers will meet again to officially launch the 8th edition of ILCAD. This year the event will be jointly hosted by

  • LDz (Latvian railways) on 10 June 2016 in Riga and
  • OLE (Operation Livesaver Estonia) on 11 June 2016 in Tallinn.

The public targeted in 2016 is: “Senior Citizens and people with sensory and mobility restrictions”.

You are a specialist in

  • Level Crossing Safety,
  • Engineering,
  • Education,
  • Enforcement,
  • Human Factors,
  • Users’ behaviour,
  • Innovative Technologies,
  • Inspection

and wish to bring your expertise, please submit your paper (1 page max in English) using the following form or sending it per email to fonverne@uic.org by 28/03/2016.

You will be informed if your paper has been selected by mid of April 2016. A short biography, photo will then be requested for a press pack, a presentation in English shall be sent to us 2 weeks before the event. The event’s official language is English.

For more information on past ILCAD campaigns worldwide and the event hosted each year by a different ILCAD partner please visit: www.ilcad.org or read http://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/452.

Should you wish to attend our conference in Riga and Tallinn please note that it takes place just before the Global Level Crossing and Trespass Prevention Symposium (GLXS 2016) foreseen in Helsinki (Finland) from 12 to 16 June and hosted by TRAFI (Finnish Transport Safety Agency)

Travelling to Baltic countries is easy, there are “Air Baltic” planes or buses (in average 4 hours) linking the three capital cities: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. There are also regular ferries travelling from Tallinn to Helsinki and vice-versa (2.5 hours).

More information coming soon: www.ilcad.org

Contact: Isabelle Fonverne at UIC: fonverne@uic.org ; + 33 1 44 49 20 91

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Wednesday 10 February 2016