Tatiana Mihailova

Vice President and Project Manager, Automobile Club of Moldova and Executive Director, Protect MD Foundation

Tatiana is a road safety manager with experience leading advocacy, awareness, capacity building and environmental projects including responsibility for planning, management, fund-raising, monitoring and reporting.

Tatiana Mihailova

The Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM), and ProtectMD both play a key role in promoting road safety policies and awareness in Moldova. Tatiana’s key role is to coordinate the ACM and ProtectMD’s road safety activities: developing ideas, managing research and social surveys, reporting results and securing media coverage. Tatiana’s also establishes and fosters partnerships, liaises with project stakeholders, and ensures that projects are delivered professionally and on time. She also represents the ACM and ProtectMD at national and international events, conferences and in the media on road safety issues.

Tatiana has been a Member of the working groups within the National Road Safety Council of Moldova since 2009.

The Automobile Club of Moldova has won two Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.  One Award for Police Reform in 2013 and a second for their Occupational Road Safety Project (supported by the EBRD and EASST) in December 2017.

Key Projects

Project Manager of “Working towards policy change for Safe School Zones” regional project, FIA Foundation, February 2021 – December 2022

Road Safety Consultant to the World Bank on road safety component as part of the Eastern Partnership enlargement: data collection, road safety country profiles,
Regional Road Safety Observatory, support to the EaP Transport Panel, April 2020 – June 2022

Project Manager of “Safe Roads in Western-Kazakhstan Region” project of EASST, financed by SHELL and ENI, June 2019 – June 2022

Project Manager in SABRINA project (Safer Bicycle Routes in Danube Area), Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, July 2020 – December 2022

Project Coordinator of “Green Safety Corridor” project ”, Fast Track Challenge Programme of UNDP Moldova, December 2020 – August 2021

Communication Manager, RADAR project, Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, June 2018 – November 2021

Project Manger of “Safe Urban Solutions” project, FIA&FIA Foundation, 2021

Project Manger of “Equal Road Rights” project, FIA&FIA Foundation, 2020

Project Manager in partnering project “Developing a platform for information and advice in “universal design” for a safer, more accessible and comfortable city”, Fast Track Challenge Programme of UNDP Moldova, December 2018 – September 2019

Project Coordinator, EASST Road Safety Education Pack, funded by the British Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova, December 2018 – March 2019

Consultant and coordinator of the “Wrold Day of Rememberance for Road Victims in Moldova”, WHO Office, Moldova, 2018 and 2019

Coordinator of the “Kind Child Restraint” project, financed by FIA and FIA Foundation

Consulant in the project “Supporting safe and sustainable roads in Bishkek” in Kyrgyzstan, EBRD, PA Road Safety, 2019

Project Manager of the ”Keep your kids safe in cars!” Campaign, 2017

Supported by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), FIA Foundation, Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport and in partnership with local national partners. The “Keep your kids safe in cars!” project was a national campaign to promote the use of child restraint systems and child safety in transport units, and involved a series of initiatives to raise awareness of the population of the Republic of Moldova, such as public authorities, local authorities and non-governmental organisations.

Project Coordinator, Road Safety Education for Parents, June 2016

Developed in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (REPEMOL project). ProtectMD Foundation launched a series of workshops for parents to raise awareness of road safety and road risk for the young road users, and increase their knowledge of preventive measures and actions. The project reached 200 Moldovan towns and villages,  mainly in rural areas.

ACM Project Manager for Moldova-UK-Georgia Police Exchange Program, 2014 – 15

This programme organised exchange visits for the Moldovan authorities focusing on reform and professionalisation of the Road Police and ways to tackle police corruption. With the encouragement of the ACM, a major programme of road police reform was implemented with significant results including reductions in reported corruption, improvements in public confidence and the introduction of new and effective road safety enforcement campaigns.

ACM Project Manager, Capacity building of CSOs to promote road safety in Moldova, sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 2014

The ACM ran two projects as part of this initiative.
1) Road Safety Training in Congaz, Gagauzia, and in Peresecina. This training provided a better understanding of the Bank’s road rehabilitation projects and improved the knowledge and skills of Moldovan civil society to enable them to effectively raise awareness about road safety.
2) Safe Driving is Life. The ACM co-ordinated a campaign by the Formula 1 driver and EASST Ambassador, Alex Wurz, as well as the Ministry for the Interior and the State Road Police – to tackle the high rate of work-related road injuries in Moldova.

Lecturer to the Delft Road Safety Course, Delft University of Technology, 2014

Trainer and Consultant to the “International Workshop on Road Safety: Sharing experiences over borders”, organized by the EASST Partner, Partnership for Road Safety Foundation in Georgia, 2014

ACM Project Manager, Development of Casualty Reduction Partnerships in Chisinau and Tiraspol sponsored by EU&UNDP, 2012-13

An EU and UNDP project to analyse and report on road safety strategies for creating and implementing practical activities on road safety and social information campaigns in Tiraspol and Chisinau. The project lead by the ACM involved representatives of the road police department, municipal transport unit and non-governmental organizations from both banks of the Nistru river, and developed a common strategy Chisinau and Tiraspol.

Local Co-ordinator in Moldova (Junior Non-Key Expert) to TRACECA Road Safety II SAFEGE Consortium, 2014

TRACECA Road Safety II projects in Moldova, Implemented by the ACM in partnership with GRSP and EASST. The TRACECA II project aimed to promote road safety and reduce road deaths and injuries in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. ACM played a key role in its implementation in Moldova including running awareness raising projects: Road Safety Spectacle for Children and Bright, Seen and Safe. In addition, the ACM organised three sub-regional workshops as part of this project.

ACM Project Manager, “Improving Road Safety in Moldova” project, Road safety audit, IMC Worldwide& EASST sponsored by EBRD, 2013

In collaboration with IMC Group and EASST, the ACM were selected by the EBRD to carry out technical cooperation projects under the Bank’s Global Road Safety Framework, delivering a wide range of road safety initiatives throughout the region.

Project Manager, Decade of Action for Road Safety, Launch in Moldova, 2011-2020

Tatiana organised a high profile launch event drawing in support from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Road Traffic Police, the Union of Motorists of Moldova and the Society of the Disabled. The event was addressed by the Prime Minister and generated large amounts of media coverage.

ACM Project Manager, Building modern roads for Moldova: EuroRAP safety ratings and recommendations iRAP, 2010 – 2011 

The ACM facilitated and organized key-events of iRAP locally, involving stakeholders and coordinating the project activities. More than 2,500kms of key Moldovan roads were assessed, problems have been diagnosed and affordable remedies identified. The findings influenced the design of road projects shortly to be built and in preparation. The report identified 20 types of improvement tailored site by site as top value-for-money priorities. For every Lei invested, 5 Lei would be returned to the economy. Priorities include pedestrian crossings at 760 sites; roadside barriers over 260km; 2,000km of shoulder treatment; 1,160km of road markings; 60km of central hatch markings to guide safe overtaking; 50 roundabouts; and 10km of clearance of roadside hazards.

ACM Project Manager, Make Roads Safe Moldova Campaign, 2009

In 2009, the “Make Roads Safe” campaign was launched at a national level with the aim to raise road safety awareness and decrease in number of road crashes cases and victims. Tatiana was appointed to manage the campaign and collaborate with local and external stakeholders.



 Award for the Automobile Club of Moldova: 2017 Road Safety International Award of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO (Occupational Road Safety Project Moldova)

Master degree, FIMIT, SETR (Safety and greening road transport), Technical University of Moldova

IVLP Programme in USA, 24.03-14.04.2018

NACTO Knowledge-Exchange Fellow (representing EASST) 
Attending the Designing Cities Conference in Chicago, USA and the Intersection Transformation Launch of the Safe Intersection Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017

Training on “Speed Awareness Pilot Course”, NDORS UK, Chisinau, Moldova, 2016

Road Safety Action Planning, Road Safety Advocacy and First Aid Trainings within TRACECA Road Safety II project, Chisinau, Moldova, 2014-2015

“Solidarity in Emergency Situations” Medal given by the Civil Protection and Emergency Situation Service of MIA RM, April 2014

“Inspection & Safety Ranking” training, iRAP, Athens, Greece, December 2013

“Occupational Road Safety Diploma Course”, Cranfield University& EASST, London, UK, November, 2013

Road Safety Scholarship organized by FIA Foundation and EASST, London, UK, 2012

AIEX Workshop on Road Safety organized by the European Commission and FIA, Brussels, Belgium, October 2010

Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences; State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova, 2000-2005


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