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

Prof. Dr. Walter Eichendorf
German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Tjibbe Joustra
Dutch Safety Board (OVV)

Karima Delli, MEP
Chair, Committee on Transport and Tourism
European Parliament

Isabel Garcia Munoz, MEP
Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
European Parliament

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
Former 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

  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Vias Institute
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Fondazione Ania
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Folksam Research
  • Road Safety Support
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Transport Scotland
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) – Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering
  • Bulgarian State Agency for Road Safety
  • Finnish Crash Data Institute (OTI)
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • VdTÜV
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Liikenneturva
  • Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (TRAFICOM)
  • Traffic Safety Agency of Republika Srpska
  • Safer Roads Foundation


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