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

Dr. Walter Eichendorf
German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Tjibbe Joustra
Dutch Safety Board (OVV)

Michael Cramer
Member of the European Parliament

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch
Member of the European Parliament

Olga Sehnalová
Member of the European Parliament

Ines Ayala Sender
Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Sterckx
Former Member of the European Parliament

Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven

Safe and Sustainable Travel

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Our Members

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


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