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

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


Video: DK - an intelligent speed bump on the Øresund bridge will only affect #speeding motorists http://t.co/Sc8QJm4Fwl h/t @SikkerTrafik1 day ago
Fit to Drive - 8th International Traffic Expert Congress, Warsaw - May 8-9. Last chance to register http://t.co/rCKG4CIpjN @vdtuev_news1 day ago
UK: Switching off street lights has led to a big rise in deaths, according to new figures http://t.co/Ti8a1vLBSi1 day ago
More than 3 million people have now watched our Belgian member's shocking new video. http://t.co/9VgIAtyV6J #goforzero @BIVV_IBSR6 days ago
EU lawmakers vote for redesign to make trucks safer and greener http://t.co/wpqI3JQ0bB via @reuters1 week ago
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