Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC) started in 2011 as a cooperation between Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, and Road Safety for All. The objective of DRSC is capacity building for road safety professionals in low and middle-income countries by presenting and discussing ‘scientific evidence’ on effective road safety strategies, action plans and projects. The annual Road Safety Course in Delft is one of the core activities. In addition, we organize regional courses inspired by the Delft-course and in cooperation with our alumni.
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, Netherlands. As of 2019, it is ranked in the top 20 of best universities for engineering and technology worldwide and is the highest-ranked university in the Netherlands.
Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV) has an excellent reputation, thanks to its high standard of research and its scientifically founded recommendations. Over the years, SWOV has conducted or commissioned numerous studies, published over 1000 papers and organised many meetings and conferences, both nationally and internationally.
Road safety for all is an organization of professional volunteers, who give support to low and middle-income countries (LMIC´s) to improve their road safety position.
As of 2015, the Delft Road Safety Course is organized by DRSC in partnership with FIA Foundation Road Safety Leadership Initiative. FIA Foundation is the independent UK registered charity which supports a.o. an international programme of activities promoting road safety. The partnership with FIA Foundation builds on several successful years of running a road safety programme for professionals from LMICs by both DRSC and FIA Foundation. Where appropriate also other activities of DRSC are supported by FIA Foundation. FIA Foundation is the main sponsor of the Delft Road Safety Course by providing annually an important grant to the scholarship fund.
Since 2019 DRSC has been working in a partnership with the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland, Australia, (CARRS-Q). As part of the partnership, Divera Twisk serves as the course leader of the Delft Road Safety Course.
In addition, a cooperative programme of regional courses is in preparation. CARRS-Q focuses on “a safer world in which injury-related harm is uncommon and unacceptable”, which it works toward by conducting research, training road safety professionals, and giving awards to other organisations or individuals for successful road safety initiatives.