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

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


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