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Best Practices in Prevention of Skiing Accidents in Europe: The New Challenge
Despite the increasing relevance of the phenomenon of skiing and snowboarding accidents there is a general lack of coordination regarding prevention measures within and between the European countries.
Moreover, the availability of micro data which allows for a comparison of both injury data and data regarding prevention measures between countries is unsatisfactory. It has therefore been difficult to establish best prevention practices and consequently promote their harmonization across European Countries to date.
The primary aim of BePraSA is to fill in the information gaps pertaining to injury and prevention measures, through the collection and analysis of data at selected European ski spots (2-3 spots will be selected for each beneficiary country), in order to provide the European Community with a reliable manual of best prevention practices for dissemination throughout Europe.
The final aim of the project is to decrease the number, the morbidity and the mortality of skiing and snowboarding accidents and, as a consequence, to reduce the social and economic costs related to this type of injuries. Thus, the overall objective of the project is to provide the Community with recommendations on how to improve and harmonize prevention measure.