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)

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
Former Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Sterckx
Former Member of the European Parliament

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

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Our Members

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


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