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

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


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