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

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


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