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)
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

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


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