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

Read our safe and sustainable travel policy for our staff.

Our Members

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


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