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International Safe Communities


Indicators that must be fulfilled

All International Safe Communities serve as models for other communities. According to investigations and research the injuries decrease by more than 25 % every year in Safe Communities.

The six indicators a community must fulfil to became an International Safe Community are:

INDICATOR 1: Governance - Sustainable injury prevention and safety promotion program lead by a cross-sector group integrated within the governing system of the community.

INDICATOR 2: Surveillance – Collection, analysis and dissemination of data about injuries and causes of injuries for problem identification, risk assessment and planning of prevention measures.

INDICATOR 3: Comprehensive – Projects covering all genders, ages, environments and situationsbased on best practice in injury prevention and safety promotion [1].

INDICATOR 4: Vulnerable Groups - Projects targeting vulnerable groups, high-risk groups and high-risk environments. 

INDICATOR 5: Evaluation - Measures to assess the processes, effects and the continual improvement of the Safe Community program and its projects.

INDICATOR 6: Networking - On-going participation in national and international Safe Community networks.


[1]   Good best practice can be found among the information material on WHO web-site and among good examples on our web-site .


Application form for designation is to be found here 


Application form for re-designation is to be found here