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

Prof. 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

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


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