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

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


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