As part of the Second UN Global Road Safety Week a flashmob was organized in Syntagma Square, Greece and promoted the message "Stop Road Crashes". The stunt was organized in Athens by the Hellenic Road Safety Institute (I.O.A.S) - RSI Panos Mylonas with the support of the European Comission and the European Youth Forum for Road Safety.
IOAS Panos Mylonas Announced:
The event bought together a group of young people in the Square in Athens, Greece and the undergoing of a live, orchestrated dance to grab attention to the unexecpecting public.
What is a Flashmob?
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
In this case, the flashmob was organized to raise awareness of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week to raise awareness of the cause of pedestrian safety with the immediate audience in the square at the time but also leave a legacy of the event captured in a video.
IOAS thanked Mr. Fokas Evagelinos for the choreography and the teachers and the volunteers - students of his dance school who embraced the effort of RSI, our volunteers and all those who contributed to the achievement of the road safety flash mob. The also thanked George G. Mylonas and Iacovos Argyridis for the event song «Stamata» (stop running / slow down) being the soundtrack of the flash-mob.
The flashmob was a stylish choreographed dance raising awareness of road safety at the end.
The event was coordinated with the support of and with thanks to:
You can find more information about the organization that coordinated the flashnmob on their Facebook Page here.