Launch conference 2023

International Conference to launch the 15th edition of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) campaign, 15 June 2023, Warsaw, Poland

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety. Since 2009 the campaign has been spearheaded by the International Union of Railways (UIC), the worldwide railway organisation with the support of the railway community around the world. About 50 countries usually take part in the ILCAD annual campaign.

Each year, a partner country hosts the launch event where we may share good practices and projects to improve safety and reduce the accident toll.

This conference attracts railway industry representatives, road authorities, academics, and many others from around the world who are working to raise awareness about the dangers surrounding level crossings.

The international conference to launch the 15th edition of ILCAD on 15 June 2023 will be held at the Royal Castle of Warsaw, preceded by TRESPAD (Trespass Prevention Awareness Day) on 14 June 2023 at a nearby place: the National Institute of Polish Rural Culture and Heritage = Narodowy Instytut Kultury i Dziedzictwa Wsi on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street (website only in Polish). Finally a technical visit is foreseen on 16 June 2023.
All events are kindly hosted by PKP and PKP Group Foundation in Warsaw, Poland.

ILCAD public targeted in 2023 : “Agricultural and industrial crossing users”
Slogan 2023 : "Tracks are for Trains !”

The themes of the ILCAD 2023 launch conference are :

  • Technology – What technologies could help to educate people, raise awareness, and ultimately prevent accidents at level crossings ?
  • Enforcement/Regulations – joint initiatives of the railways, with local authorities, police forces to encourage people to respect the highway code.
  • Community outreach – What are the best means of making people aware of the safety risks at crossings ?

Calls for papers


  • each participant shall fill in a form. If you are accompanied by a colleague, he/she shall fill in a separate form
  • fill in this form with useful information in the dedicated part “accompanying person” if you are accompanied on a private basis

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