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

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


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