SWOV does not only carry out research for clients in the Netherlands, but also operates on an international level. Together with European partners, SWOV often participates in EU-projects in the field of road safety. Furthermore, non-European countries frequently approach SWOV because they wish to make use of our internationally acclaimed knowledge and research capacities.
SWOV director Peter van der Knaap has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund. The Road Safety Trust Fund has set itself the goal of accelerating the improvement of road safety worldwide.
SWOV has been a member of FERSI, the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes, for many years. In October 2018, FERSI appointed Rob Eenink of SWOV new president. He follows Horst Schulze (BASt, Germany), and Ingrid van Schagen, also from SWOV, succeeds Raschid Urmeew as secretary.
A selection of our international projects:
- SWOV Road Safety Management Capacity Review workshop
Various foreign groups also visited SWOV in 2018 for information about road safety research and policy. SWOV welcomed visitors from Russia, South Korea, Brazil and the United States, among others.