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 national governments. 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)
Minister of State, Belgium

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

Barry Sheerman MP

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

Benoit Lutgen, 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 Richard Allsop
University College London

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

Safe and Sustainable Travel

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Our Members

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


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