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

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


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