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

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


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