The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) partnership with iRAP’s award-winning Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) programme is delivering unprecedented resources and funding to mobility clubs for safer school journeys world-wide.
Two major FIA initiatives are leveraging results – a Toolkit equipping clubs with the resources and know-how to make school journeys safer and a grants programme to upgrade high-risk school zones informed by evidence-based SR4S assessments.
A Toolkit to enable
The FIA School Assessment Toolkit, available in both English and Spanish, is a web-portal for FIA Clubs to help them identify high-risk schools, establish and conduct safety assessments, communicate results and scale-up outcomes. It provides over 30 knowledge documents, guidelines and templates to plan, resource, apply and advocate for school zone improvements that will save children’s lives by delivering a 3-star or better journey to school.
The Toolkit allows the scalability of use of SR4S among FIA Members as well as introduces the CAA’s behavioural School Zone Assessment tool.
Funding for life-saving road upgrades
The FIA Road Safety Grants Programme extends €1.2 million from the FIA Foundation annually to enable Clubs to address road safety at local level and support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.
For the first time, the Grant Programme is supporting FIA members to upgrade school zones through projects that apply the 10 steps of the School Assessment Toolkit and SR4S application. FIA members can apply for up to €25,000 per project, to cover the full project or co-fund other sources to upgrade at least one school zone.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity! FIA clubs can apply by registering on the FIA Road Safety Grants portal and submitting an application by April 28.
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For more information on the Grant Programme and Club projects already making school zones safer, click here.
Mr Luca Pascotto, Head of Road Safety and Global Advocacy at the FIA said, “Partnership and cooperation are critical in making a paradigm shift toward a culture of safe mobility. The FIA School Assessment Programme is a building block of the FIA Road Safety Advocacy strategy for the new Decade of Action for Road Safety, and we are delighted that FIA Member Clubs can partner with Star Rating for Schools in this important initiative to save kids’ lives.”
Star Rating for Schools Coordinator, Ms Rafaela Machado said, “The FIA and mobility club network has enormous potential to make school journeys safer in 146 countries. We have seen the amazing work of clubs eliminating high-risk roads in local communities throughout the world and are proud to support the Toolkit and Grant Scheme to deliver safer school journeys for those most vulnerable – our kids.”
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The FIA School Assessment Toolkit has been developed by the FIA and iRAP, with support of the Fundación RACC and the CAA, funded by the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme. The Spanish Toolkit was also supported by the Automovil Club de Colombia.
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- Read the latest SR4S article on the FIA School Assessment Toolkit here
- Read the latest SR4S article on the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme here
- Download the FIA School Assessment Toolkit Information here (EN)
- Download the FIA School Assessment Toolkit Information here (ESP)
About Star Rating for Schools: Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) is an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to on school journeys. Developed with sponsorship from FedEx, SR4S is an easy-to-use, low-cost application that harnesses the power of the iRAP Star Rating for Pedestrians and combines an Android tablet/smart phone app and a Global Reporting web application. SR4S assesses the risk to pedestrians at spot locations informing interventions and investment to save lives. It will be key to supporting the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6 for child and adolescent pedestrian road safety. SR4S was awarded a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in December 2018. The programme is sponsored by FedEx and supported by the FIA Foundation and 3M as a Global Programme Partner.
The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to saving lives through safer roads. iRAP works in partnership with governments, development banks, mobility clubs, road safety NGOs and research organisations in over 100 countries to: inspect high-risk roads and develop Star Ratings and Safer Roads Investment Plans; provide training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability and to track road safety performance so that funding agencies can assess the benefits of their investments. https://www.irap.org/
About the FIA
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations. Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is a non-profit making association. It brings together 245 international motoring and sporting organisations from 146 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent millions of motorists and their families.