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

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

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


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