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

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


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