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

Karima Delli, MEP
Chair, Committee on Transport and Tourism
European Parliament

Isabel Garcia Munoz, MEP
Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
European Parliament

Elena Kountoura, 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

Read our safe and sustainable travel policy for our staff.

Our Members

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


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