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

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Our Members

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


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