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)

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

Isabel Garcia Munoz, 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 Pieter van Vollenhoven

Safe and Sustainable Travel

Read our safe and sustainable travel policy for our staff.

Our Members

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


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