ROADPOL In Discussion On
Potential Greek Membership
discussions held by the European Roads Policing Network Council member Ioannis Mavrohannas during a recent visit to Athens.12 JUNE - The potential and benefits of a future membership of Greece in ROADPOL were among the
Mr. Mavrohannas, who is a Chief of Traffic Police in Cyprus participated in the 8th International Conference on Road Safety and Digitization, which was held in the capital of Greece. The Conference was organized by the National Technical University of Athens in collaboration with the RSS Steering Committee.
There Mr. Mavrohannas conducted meetings with the Director of Traffic Police in Greece Vasilios Kostoulas and the Director of Traffic Police for Athens Spyridon Liaskos, explaining about ROADPOL's mission and values as well as the benefits of a potential membership of Greece for both parties. The meeting was supported by Chief of Cyprus Police Stelios Papatheodorou, who is in direct communication with the Chief of Greek Police Michail Karamalakis.
The main topic of the conference was university research, on new technologies, traffic accidents and technology, vision on future transportation, infrastructures and solutions.
The conference was respected by an array of VIPs such as two ministers, the Mayor of Athens, the Director of Greece Traffic Police and members of the Greek academic community. Altogether 300 participants took part in the event. The lecturers and most participants were university professors, scientists, engineers (mechanical, electrical and IT) and students, dealing with research on road safety and coming from universities all over the world, i.e. Greece, United States, Canada, England, China, Japan, Middle East, Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and many other European Countries.
Mr. Mavrohannas also conducted a meeting with Professor George Yianni from the National Technical University of Athens who is head of the Research Group of the University for Road Safety and one of the organizers of the event. The two discussed the possibility of a future cooperation between ROADPOL and the university. Mr. Yianni informed about his Group's work at the university, their research and studies on road safety and promised to raise ideas for future collaboration.