About Us

Our mission

ETSC is a Brussels-based independent non-profit making organisation dedicated to reducing the numbers of deaths and injuries in transport in Europe.

Founded in 1993, ETSC provides an impartial source of expert advice on transport safety matters to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and Member States. It maintains its independence through funding from a variety of sources including membership subscriptions, the European Commission, and public and private sector support for various activities.

What we do

ETSC seeks to identify and promote effective measures on the basis of international scientific research and best practice in areas which offer the greatest potential for a reduction in transport crashes and casualties. It provides factual information in the form of scientific reports, fact sheets and newsletters in support of high safety standards in EU harmonisation, the take up of best practice and transport safety research. ETSC also organises several national and international conferences every year.


Since 1993, ETSC has brought together more than 200 internationally renowned transport safety experts from across the EU.


ETSC’s work is financed by its members, through projects co-funded by the European Commission, and through public and private sector sponsorship.

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Board of directors

Professor Herman De Croo (Chairman)
Member of Parliament and Minister of State, Belgium

Professor Richard Allsop
University College London & PACTS, UK

Dr. Walter Eichendorf
German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Tjibbe Joustra
Dutch Safety Board (OVV)

Michael Cramer
Member of the European Parliament

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
Member of the European Parliament

Olga Sehnalová
Member of the European Parliament

Ines Ayala Sender
Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Sterckx
Former Member of the European Parliament

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

Safe and Sustainable Travel

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Our Members

  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Folksam Research
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Road Safety Support
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • VdTÜV
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Liikenneturva
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • BeSafe


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