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

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


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