Who are we?

The Council of Bureaux (CoB) is the organisation acting for the protection of cross-border road traffic victims by:

Coordinating the activities of the different National Motor Insurers' Bureaux that are members of the Green Card system.  = 47 National Insurers’ Bureaux representing more than 1500 motor insurers in 48 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Acting as a Secretariat for the bodies applying the European Motor Insurance DirectivesCompensation Bodies, Guarantee Funds and Information Centres. = 31 Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA).

The CoB operates under the United Nations’ aegis and also cooperates with the EU Institutions to improve the free movement of vehicles and the settlement of internal motor accident claims but it has no political or lobbying purpose. The CoB Secretariat is located in Brussels.