Creating advocacy documents to inform road safety policy in Europe
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is a Brussels-based nongovernmental organization which is dedicated to reducing transport deaths and injuries in Europe.
ETSC, founded in 1993, provides an impartial source of expert advice on transport safety matters for the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States. It 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 reducing transport crashes and casualties.
To do this, in addition to organizing several conferences yearly, ETSC provides factual information in the form of scientific reviews, position papers on a broad range of issues, fact-sheets (in particular on drinking and driving and speed) and the newsletter Safety Monitor, which highlights policy developments at the European Union level and in individual Member States.
Its Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme regularly ranks countries on the basis of various criteria. It serves to identify and promote good practice in Europe and bring about the kind of political leadership that is needed to create what citizens deserve – a road transport system that offers a maximum of safety. Because of its reliance on a pool of internationally renowned experts, ETSC communications are a trusted source of information for those working in the transport sector across Europe.