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

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


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