PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF TRAFFIC SAFETY ON APEIRON ALSO SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY

The project in the field of traffic safety in the territory of the Republic of Srpska, which is implemented at the Scientific Research Institute, as an organizational unit of the Pan-European University "APEIRON", is also supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republic of Srpska.

The Ministry of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republika Srpska granted the Pan-European University "Apeiron" financial resources at the beginning of the year for the co-financing of a scientific research project entitled "Systematic monitoring of the composite index of traffic safety (KIBS) in the territory of the Republika Srpska". The project is implemented with the support of the International Center for Traffic Safety (eng. International Road Safety Center) with headquarters in Belgrade and Kiev (Ukraine). The coordinator of the project is assistant professor of the Pan-European University Milan Tešić, and the team consists of experts from Republika Srpska and the region.

"Co-financing of scientific projects is very important for the development of the economy, trade, society as a whole, both at the global, national and local levels. In this way, the Government of the Republika Srpska and the competent ministry make their priorities clear when it comes to the development of transport, the economy and the entire society in the Republika Srpska", said Assoc. Dr. Milan Tešić. He added that the project is in the initial phase and that it is being implemented despite the new situation related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and after the end of the extraordinary circumstances, the results of the project will be promoted and they will make a significant contribution to traffic safety in the Republic of Srpska.

The composite index of traffic safety represents the level of traffic safety in a territory, expressed using a single number, i.e. grades. Based on the value of KIBS, it is possible to compare territories and it is possible for decision-makers to more precisely define timely and effective measures to improve traffic safety. Such measures would affect the reduction of the total socio-economic costs in the Republic of Srpska caused by traffic accidents, which amount to approx. 172 million KM per year.

Director of the Scientific Research Institute of "Apeiron" University, prof. dr Sanel Jakupović said that the project was supported because it meets the most important general criteria: it relies on public policies and strategic documents in the field of traffic safety, the results of the project are useful for all subjects of the traffic safety system of the Republic of Srpska, because based on them it will be simpler and more efficient the management of this system, the activities and the budget of the project are well developed and simply presented, and that the team of experts - young researchers who realize this project has a high level of scientific research competence.

"Our Institute successfully realizes and conducts scientific research in the main fields of economics, law, health, traffic, information technology, computing, philology, sports and kinesiology. Research is included in the scientific contributions of scientific workers that are published in recognized national and international scientific publications, such as magazines and proceedings in the WoS and Scopus index databases. In the past period, through the scientific research departments of the Institute, the potentials of scientific workers and associates of Apeiron were activated, which resulted in an increased number of projects in preparation and those already submitted to competent domestic and international institutions, such as projects submitted to the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union for the development and capacity building or projects at the competent entity ministry in Republika Srpska", adds prof. Dr. Sanel Jakupović, director of the Scientific Research Institute of "Apeiron" University. ( More at http://institut.apeiron-uni.eu/)

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