FIM Public Affairs – Our last article from FIM Europe looked at the organisation’s reflection on 2017. We wished FIM Europe all the best for 2018 and said as ever, we would follow closely, reporting to you the rider of its involvement in motorcycling matters during the forthcoming year.
We are barely into 2018 and FIM has launched a new platform for professionals interested in public policy and road safety for motorcyclists – www.fim-publicaffairs.com
The FIM announcement states:
“In 1988 the FIM established a panel to address these issues, led by the late Neville Goss MBE, Deputy President of FIM.
In the same year FIM became a recognised non-governmental organisation at the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations office in Geneva.
Two years later, the FIM commenced work in Brussels with the institutions of the European Union, advocating for motorcycling and defending the interests of riders.
Today, the FIM is pleased to launch a dedicated site to provide professional bodies with a platform for the publication of targeted content: news and analysis of current issues facing the motorcycling world; portraits of people active in the public affairs world; a calendar of events where FIM is engaging with partners, conferences FIM is attending and FIM’s own public affairs initiatives; and a library of the best reports and studies on motorcycling safety. The library also includes rider training manuals for basic and advanced rider training.
This site will not only enable professionals to discover, appreciate and recognise the FIM’s major contribution on these questions that are vital for the future of the practice of motorcycling, but will also be a rich source of information and data for all our Affiliated National Federations in the area of Public Affairs, who will be able to use this material for their own advocacy at national and regional level.
Steve Aeschlimann, FIM Chief Executive officer said: “We want this platform to be open. It is a forum for exchange of views. At the recent FIM policy debate in Brussels I asked those attending to make contributions for this launch today and I thank all the contributors. Another reason for this work is to help experts by providing an open, “one stop shop” with quality content to assist those working in motorcycling safety and public policy.”
We will be looking through the “portal” with great interest as FIM puts its policy all in one place, the “one stop shop” for an exchange of views and source of information.
You can start simply by acting on the question in the portal – “Were you aware that the FIM was also active in the defense of (street) motorcyclists’ interests around the world?”
FIM-Publicaffairs.com – www.fim-publicaffairs.com