The Your Ideas Your Initiatives jury has finalized its evaluation of the 79 projects presented this year by schools from 15 countries. As every year, the high level of the submissions and the diversity of the problems addressed by students made it difficult for the jury to select the winners and finalists.
The eighth edition of the Your Ideas Your Initiatives international competition has come to an end; 77 schools from 15 countries participated this year, deploying campaigns to improve road safety and sustainable mobility in their communities.
Anne Guillaume, Road Safety and Health Expert Leader, responds to our questions.
You ran the LAB[i] for 10 years. How has this changed your view on how to raise awareness about road safety?
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 YOUR Ideas YOUR Initiatives challenge.
This international school competition, focused on road safety and mobility, is a great opportunity for high school students to use their skills to create a positive impact in their environment in order to promote safety and mobility for all.
Road safety is a matter of great concern for all road users (pedestrians, commuters, drivers and traffic police). It is imperative that all stakeholders in society come together to create awareness for safety norms and shape an attitude of respect for these standards.
The students at Huanggang Polytechnic College did a fantastic work for this year Your Ideas Your Initiatives challenge. They split into two groups to tackle two different issues, and both teams finished in the top 8!
Isabel Berrio Granada, French teacher in the Montessori College of Medellin, in Colombia, speaks about road safety education in the school.
The 2018 edition of Your Ideas Your Initiatives is about to end. 56 projects were presented by schools from 13 countries as different as Brazil, China, Lebanon etc.
As part of the CHALLENGE Extraction 2018, organized in partnership with the Yvelines’ department of Fire and Rescue services, at the National Velodrome in St Quentin, numerous stands on road safety were available for the visitors. They had, for example, the opportunity to check whether they were correctly fastening their seatbelts or were using the child seats effectively in their car.
Jean-Pascal Assailly is a psychologist and researcher at IFSTTAR, a specialist in young people’s risky behaviour. He has contributed to the creation of the Your Ideas Your Initiatives’ educational material. Here he answers our questions about youth and road safety:
The over-risk of young people is observed in all industrialized motorized countries. What is intrinsically linked to this period of life and transcends cultural differences?