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

Elena Kountoura, 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

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


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