World Day of Remembrance


21 st of November 2021


The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated each year on the third Sunday of November. Begun in 1995 by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims and adopted  by the UN General Assembly Resolution in 2005, today is an international worldwide Day dedicated to remembering the many millions of road traffic victims throughout the world.This year the celebrations mark the start of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, during which the World Day plays a very important part.

The European Federation of Road Traffic Victims have prepared a special communication plan for the New Decade of Action as well as for  the celebrations of the World Day of Remembrance.



The main event will take place this year in Italy on November 21st, together with the Italian association (FEVR member) AIFVS. The event is entitled “A light in the darkness of pain” and will be held in the grandiose and magnificent Hall of 500 of the palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) in the centre of the city of Florence. On behalf of FEVR, the president Filippo Randi will officially pay homage to those who are no longer with us.Event description:Sunday 21 of November in the Palazzo Vecchio Salone dei 500, at 10 am The Family of the Gonfalone will start the event with the clarines, manifestation that for a few years the Italian State recognizes, on the third Sunday of November, as National Day of Remembrance. After the entry of the Gonfalone Family, the funeral song “A light in the Soul of Pain” will be read with musical interludes by Maestro Luciano Manara. Two works by the great Maestro will be exhibited as choreography for the funeral song Antonio Manzi. After the reading, the president of the City Council Luca Milani will do the honors of the house. Then, the interventions of the Deputy Rosa Maria Di Giorgi and the President of FEVR Filippo Randi. Subsequently, the trailer of the director Lorenzo Borghini entitled “Strade Interrotte” (roads interrupted) will be projected. Lorenzo Borghini will receive by Filippo Randi, on behalf of FEVR, a recognition in memory of all road victims. The entire movie will be shown, in the afternoon, in a cinema in the city centre.


The official poster of World Day of Remembrance 2021 will be posted by FEVR on all  official social media materials and highly promoted in internet  and within our members and friends of FEVR.

Please see the poster below:

official poster_2021



In the year in which our organization celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, our federation of road traffic victims wants to give life to the book of testimonies so that those who read it fully understand the seriousness of the consequences of road crime and commit themselves to road safety. We considered significant to publish it on the World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims, so that memory becomes a proposal for social improvement.

The Book contains among others the messages of Mr. Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Etienne Krug, Director of the Department of Social Determinants of Health of the World Health Organization, Mr. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council. The Book will be officially launch in November. It will be published in two versions: electronical and paper version.

Please see the book below:




An official animation movie will be released on second week of November.  The movie is an animation that contains fragments of the Book of Testimonials, logos of our partners,  fragments of speeches of our Partners. It will be released on November and used as invitation to worldwide celebrations and promotion of World Day of Remembrance.

Please see the movie below:

Voices to be heard. FEVR movie.



To honor all roads’ victims, during WDR 2021 GRSF aims to bring forward impactful knowledge, stories and evidence-based road safety guidance, as in publications and tools that may contribute to mitigate this crisis.On November 18, 2021, 8-9.00 am DC time, the World Bank GRSF team will be conducting a webinar to commerate those who suffered from road crashes, highlight the World Bank response to this global crisis, and hear directly from a road crash victim on the challenges when involved in a road crash. The president of FEVR will take part in the webinar as FEVR speaker, also refering to the Book “Stories to be told. Voices to be heard” composed of testimonies of FEVR members.