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

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


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