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

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


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