VAMOS - Volunteers Always on the Move for better Road Safety
Volunteers of all ages appear to be the best people to address road safety issues with different target groups. This insight has led PRI to take the inititiative at a European level in setting up the VAMOS project.
An European wide initiative
VAMOS was an European wide initiative aiming to set up effective instruments and methods for road safety activities at local level, involving volunteers and focusing on vulnerable road users. The project is granted by the European Commission. The general objective of the VAMOS project is to contribute to the decrease of road victims at EU level and herewith contribute to the general objective of the EU White Book to decrease the number of road traffic deaths by 50% in 2010.
VAMOS I has been established in 2006 and finished end June 2009. Six countries (Slovenia, Belgium, Greece, Finland, Slovakia, Portugal) have participated in the VAMOS I project. The Netherlands with its 75 years experience with volunteers is the model country. Switzerland is responsible for the quality monitoring of the project.
The VAMOS II proposal had been submitted to the European Commission for review, but did not get approval of the European Commission. So the VAMOS project as an EU project came to an end. Based on the products, results and recommendations of VAMOS 1, in several countries the VAMOS approach is adopted on the national level.
More about VAMOS
You can download below the MANUAL VOLUNTARY WORK, the VAMOS manual explaining what VAMOS is and how it works, and the seven attached Example documents.
- VAMOS - MANUAL VOLUNTARY WORK
- [Ex 1] The Dutch Example
- [Ex 2] Intake form volunteers
- [Ex 3] Competence volunteers
- [Ex 4] Contract volunteers
- [Ex 5] Claims guide volunteers
- [Ex 6] Target(groups) and action combinations
- [Ex 7] The seven deadly sins of directing volunteers