Traffic and Safety seminar to make our cities safe

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Dublin City Council will host the traffic and safety working group seminar for the European Network Cities for Children on the 11th April 2011 in the Wood Quay Venue.  This year’s Dublin seminar will focus on traffic and safety and how to make our cities safer so that children and young people can move freely around their communities. It will also look at media education and its influence as the role of media is very important in children’s lives.

Deputy Lord Mayor Edie Wynne says

“For families negative media coverage about road safety and social problems leads to fear and can result in greater restrictions being placed on children with regard to independent mobility. The consequences of this can be huge with children not being allowed out to play hence depriving them of physical as well as social activity”

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The seminar brings together a number of European cities including Dublin, the Global Road Safety Partnership as well as Government agencies, Community representatives as well as representatives from third level institutions. Learning from the seminar will be fed back to Stuttgart to influence the future development of policy promotion for relevant authorities. Dublin City Council will endeavour to support any learning to be integrated as part of its own actions or through its integrated working with other key agencies.

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For more information

email children.services@dublincity.ie

Note to the Editor

The European Network Cities for Children was established in 2007 by the Mayor of Stuttgart and is funded by the Bosch Stiftung. It provides a forum for cities with populations greater than 100,000 to share and develop good practice in relation to children and young people so that cities are better places to live. www.citiesforchildren.eu

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