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

Read our safe and sustainable travel policy for our staff.

Our Members

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


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