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

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


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