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

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Our Members

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


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