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

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

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


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