The LTSS (Land, Transport, Safety and Security) is a Road Transport project supporting capacity building in a set of non-EU countries. The project’s overall objective was to improve transport safety and security environments through capacity building in the EU neighboring and Central Asian countries in line with European standards in the field of land transport. Concretely, the beneficiary countries of the project were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The LTSS was funded by the European Commission and implemented by an international consortium led by SAFEGE S.A. Other project partners were IRD Engineering, NEA Transport Research and Training, and Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd. The LTSS project was mainly addressed to national enforcement and customs authorities and control officers (police and/or vehicle inspectorates).
Due to its relevant and extensive professional experience in the field, CORTE was involved in the implementation of the project for a period of 24 months. During 2010, CORTE experts provided a set of training sessions, workshops and study visits helping countries linked by the TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) programme to implement the digital tachograph system. TRACECA is an ambitious interstate programme aimed at supporting the political and economic development in the Black Sea Region, Caucasus and Central Asia by means of improvement of the international transport.
The objective of the trainings was to address very specific issues involving CORTE experts coming from different fields of activities: card issuing, enforcement and approval of workshops. They were provided in the geographical area of targeted countries:
- The first training session was successfully delivered on 7-8 April 2010 in Tbilisi (Georgia). The training focused on the process of issuing the digital tachograph cards and the needed administrative structures. The training with the same objective was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) on 11-12 May;
- Another training session took place during 26-28 May 2010 in Tbilisi (Georgia), focusing on enforcement of the digital tachograph system.
- The final training session organised from 31 May to 2 June 2010 in Tbilisi (Georgia) covered the approval of workshops.
As a complementary action study tours, hosted by EU/EEC countries, were organised following the same methodology as the trainings (card issuing, enforcement and approval of workshops):
- The first study visit for the LTSS project was successfully completed on 19-20 May 2010 in the Netherlands. The study visit focused on approval of workshops and included a general overview on the procedures regarding setting-up approved workshops as well as a visit of an approved workshop with the Dutch Authorities;
- The other two study visits were hosted in Oslo (Norway) on 21-22 June 2010 and in Bucharest (Romania) on 29-30 June 2010. The sessions respectively focused on enforcement work and roadside checks as well as on the process of issuing the digital tachographs cards and the needed administrative structures.
More information on the LTSS project is available on www.traceca-ltss.eu/