ILSI Europe

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About the employer

Founded in 1986, ILSI Europe fosters collaboration among the best scientists from industry, academia and the public sector to provide evidence-based scientific solutions and to pave the way forward in nutrition, food safety, consumer trust and sustainability. To deliver science of the highest quality and integrity, scientists collaborate and share their unique expertise in expert groups, workshops, symposia and resulting publications. Whereas ILSI Europe’s activities are mainly funded by its member companies, academic experts involved in our activities contribute through their voluntary work. In addition, ILSI Europe receives funding from the European Union-funded projects they partner with and from projects initiated by Member States’ national authorities.

Our Vision

We build multi-stakeholder science-based solutions for a sustainable and healthier world.

Our Mission

  • We foster collaboration between relevant stakeholders;
  • We identify existing and emerging challenges in food, nutrition and health, and we facilitate proactive practical solutions;
  • We communicate and disseminate our scientific output widely;
  • Our way of working is designed to deliver science of the highest quality and integrity.

Strategic Goals

The following Strategic Goals have been suggested by the Board of Directors and endorsed by the 2015 General Assembly of Members:

  • Recognised Scientific Leadership;
  • Tripartite and Balanced Representation;
  • Enhanced Communication;
  • High Performing Organisation.

Core values

  • Public Benefit: All ILSI Europe scientific activities aim for public health purpose and benefit.
  • Collaboration: ILSI Europe believes that scientists from public and private sectors can best address complex science and health issues by sharing their unique knowledge and perspectives.
  • Transparency: All ILSI Europe scientific activities are conducted in an open and transparent manner. The scientific outputs of our activities are made available to the public, primarily in peer-reviewed publications, to ensure confidence in our scientific integrity.

All ILSI Europe activities are conducted under the supervision of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Composed by a maximum of 20 experts including more than 50% from the public sector, the Scientific Advisory Committee plays an important role in reviewing all activities with respect to their scientific validity and coherence with ILSI Europe’s programme, with the support of external academic reviewers. The Scientific Advisory Committee also provides scientific advice to the Board of Directors which comprises a maximum of ten directors representing ILSI Europe’s member companies and at least an equal or greater number of public sector scientists.

About ILSI

Founded in 1978, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a non-profit, worldwide foundation that seeks to improve the well-being of the general public through the advancement of science. Its goal is to further the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. ILSI is recognised around the world for the quality of the research it supports, the global conferences and workshops it sponsors, the educational projects it initiates, and the publications it produces. ILSI’s headquarters are in Washington, DC.

ILSI branches include Argentina, Brazil, Europe, Focal Point in China, India, Japan, Korea, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Middle East, North America, North Andean, South Africa, South Andean, Southeast Asia Region and Taiwan. The ILSI family also includes two entities: the Research Foundation (RF) and the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI). Each branch is independent and is funded primarily by its industry members.

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