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

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


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