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Road Safety Conference in Nantes – Live streaming

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The Road Safety Congress is scheduled to start today at 16.30 from the FIM Europe Congress in Nantes (France) and will be broadcasted in live streaming from 16.30 at the following link: http://ffmoto.attwm.fr/. The topic of this year’s Road Safety Conference will be: “Electric Mobility: from Racing to Riding the Roads”, dealing with the development of electronics and technology. After the welcome speech of Mr Jean-Pierre Moreau, Chairman of Public Affairs Commission, Mr Silvio Manicardi will explain ‘Why a a Conference on electric motorcycles in Europe?’. The speech will be followed by Mr John Chatterton Ross’ speech on ‘Current issues facing motorcycling from Brussels’; Mr. Sébastien Poirier, Directeur Général of the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme will talk about the situation of Motorcycling in France. The Chairman of the Board of Energica Motorcycle Mr. Franco Cevolini will talk about the electric Superbike and Mr. Umberto Uccelli Managing Director of Zero Motorcycles Europe will
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FIM Europe Environment Commission Meeting in Warsaw (Poland)

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The first meeting of the year of the FIM Europe Environment Commission was held last weekend in Warsaw (Poland). On Friday, the Commission made a revue of the activity of the Commission itself during the second part of the 2017 and the two first months of 2018 analysing the visit in site, the situation with the online check list program and the Green Class held during the FIM CIE Seminar in Frankfurt and Rome. The FIM Europe Environment Commision, chaired by Adamo Leonzio Moreover, to continue the change of the Commission objective, from control to proposal and help, the new program called “What’s new in Environment” was deeply analysed. The Commission decided to concentrate in this program all the news in environment with a technical value and to start with a new project called “Environmental Highlights” dedicated to all the activities related to the environment made by organizers, Federations, and other
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FIM Europe at the FIM and FIVA new meeting in Rome (Italy)

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In the last days at the FIM Europe headquarters in Rome (Italy) the third meeting was held between FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens). These meetings have the purpose to promote the collaboration between the two organisations both at World and European level. FIM Europe was present at the meeting with Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe Second Deputy president. From the left Palmino Poli, Chairman of FIVA Motorcycle Commission, Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Member of FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, Natasa Jerina, FIVA Motorcycle Commission General Secretary, Bjorn A. Hvaleby, member of the FIVA Motorcycle Commission, and Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe Second Deputy President Many items have been discussed, and the progresses were analysed, deriving from the cooperation of the associations, in particular about the participation to the respective events, considering that the swapping of information creates a stronger presence of historical PTW in the political world.
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FIM Europe Road Safety Conference – Live Streaming

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fiAfter the successful live-streaming of last year, this year the live-streaming will begin already today at 16.30 with the Road Safety Conference at the following link: https://youtu.be/4906hEmM3jc. Tomorrow at 14.00 there will be the live-streaming of the General Assembly. Both the videos of the Road Safety Conference and of the General Assembly will be then available for free on demand on FIM Europe website. As usual, particular attention will be given to Safety and today the 11th edition of the Road Safety Conference will be held, which traditionally takes place yearly during the FIM Europe Congress. The topic of this year’s conference will be: “Sharing the road with Robots: when Motorcycling Meets Automation”, dealing with the development of electronics and technology. In particular, the agenda of the Road Safety Conference foresees the opening of Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe vice-President (in the photo), the welcome speech of Jean-Pierre Moreau, Chairman of FIM Europe
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Meeting FIM Europe with ADAC in Vienna

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A meeting was held on 2 March at the brand-new modern headquarters of OEAMTC (Oesterreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touringclub) in Vienna between top representatives from ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.) and FIM Europe, following the last meeting held in November 2014 in Munich. From left: FIM Europe President Wolfgang Srb, ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk, Director of Motorsport and Classic Thomas Voss, Head of Motorcycle Racing and Motorcycle Coordination Dieter Porsch Various areas of cooperation have been discussed as well as a general evaluation of current activities in Road Racing, Motocross, Supercross, SuperMoto, Track Racing, Enduro and Trial was carried out. ADAC is the largest automobile club in Europe with around 19 million members and holds important sport activities in car racing as well as motorcycles. The national motorcycle Federation of Germany is the DMSB (Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e. V.). OEAMTC is among the largest clubs in Europe with
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FIM Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels

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 From the left, Martin de Graaff, Dr. Wolfgang Srb, Wim van de Camp (Member of European Parliament), Jos Driessen (FIM Board Member). Below, from the left, Driessen, van de Camp, Dr Srb and de Graaff Mr Martin de Graaff was instrumental to arrange a meeting between Mr Wim van de Camp and FIM Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels. The  meeting took place on 2nd February at the premises of the European Parliament. Mr Wim van de Camp is a well-respected Member of the European Parliament since 2009 (member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism - - PPE coordinator -, substitute member of the Committee on International Trade and the Committee on Budgetary Control, and member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China) and also a very well-known and most enthusiastic motorcyclist. FIM Europe was represented by President Dr. Wolfgang Srb and Mr Martin de
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The FIM CEO at the FIM Europe Advanced Course in Motorcycling Management

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Steve Aeschlimann, recently appointed as FIM Chief Executive Officer, was a “special” lecturer, today, at the FIM Europe Advanced Course in Motorcycling Management, which is being held at the University “Foro Italico” of Rome, in Italy. “We are supporting all the initiatives for the education of managers involved in motorcycling, which is paramount for the FIM and we hail this initiative from FIM Europe for managers and riders, which represents an example of how a master at this level can be. In fact, it includes various aspects of management, which are important for somebody who wishes to work in this field”, Mr Aeschlimann stated. Steve Aeschlimann during his lesson at the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. “We are proud to contribute and to explain the mission of FIM to this very selected group of ‘students’. It is interesting to hear the feedback and the perception about the FIM from people who wish to
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FIM Europe Non-Sporting Council in Rome/Fiumicino (Italy)

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The FIM Europe Non-Sporting Council was held today in Rome/Fiumicino (Italy) and was preceded by the four Non-Sporting Commission Meetings: “Public Affairs and Road Safety”, “Environment”, “Marketing, Promoting and Industry” and “Touring”. “We have evaluated the good work made in 2016, especially in improving our communication strategy, starting from the relaunch of the FIM Europe website, which has been completely renewed and now is very user-friendly, as well as the FIM Europe Magazine, and increasing our presence at European level”, FIM Europe Vice-President Silvio Manicardi stated. “We’ve just finished our meetings and I can inform about excellent results”. “I’m very satisfied with the results of today”, stated Dr Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President. “The beyond sport activities gain importance and momentum by the day and are an essential second pillar. Political decisions and legislation have an enormous impact on the sport and riding in general, so we have to be as close as
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FIM Europe at the FIM and FIVA meeting in Rome (Italy)

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On January 16th at the FMI headquarter in Rome (Italy) the second meeting was held between FIM (International Motorcycling Federation)  and FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens). These meetings have the purpose to promote the collaboration between the two organisations both at World and European level. FIM Europe was present at the meeting with Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe Second Deputy president. Many items have been discussed, including the possible participation to the respective events, mobility problems during the week and in town and the swapping of information to create a stronger presence of historical PTW in the political world. At the same time both organisations agreed on common ground of co-operation in order to boost touring activities with historical motorcycles. Both organisations in their specific fields agreed upon common goals, which are promotion, preservation and development of motorcycles, its related activities and the protection of the riders’ rights. From the
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FIM Europe activity in Public Affairs – The analysis of John Chatterton-Ross

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From Sport to Touring and Commuting, from Road Safety to the developments of new “connected” vehicles: these and more topics are dealt with in an interview with Mr John Chatterton-Ross, Director of Public Affairs at FIM and FIM Europe. 2016 has seen changes in the political scene. How do you see the future for motorcycling? “Let’s start with our sport: motorcycle competition is well managed; it is a fantastic sport for our riders and spectators. It is incredibly popular with the hundreds of thousands of spectators at our events, and the millions of people who enjoy motorcycle sport on television and via other media. We should never under estimate this positive contribution to life. - Especially for those who live in troubled parts of our world. “Our sporting interests can be affected by public policy. The EU Motor Insurance Directive was not written to include motorcycle or motor sports. A decision in the
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