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

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Our Members

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


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