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
Member of Parliament and Minister of State, Belgium

Professor Richard Allsop
University College London, UK

Dr. Walter Eichendorf
German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven
Dutch Safety Investigation Board (OVV)

Professor Murray Mackay

Ines Ayala Sender
Member of the European Parliament

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Sterckx
Former Member of the European Parliament

Safe and Sustainable Travel

Read our safe and sustainable travel policy for our staff.

Our Members

  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Liikenneturva
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Folksam Research
  • VdTÜV
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia


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