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Mission And Values

About ILSI Europe

Founded in 1978, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit, 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 is headquartered in Washington, DC. It is affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a non-governmental organisation and has special consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

The European branch ILSI Europe was established in 1986. ILSI Europe fosters collaboration among the best scientists to provide evidence-based scientific consensus on the areas mentioned above. By facilitating their collaboration, ILSI Europe helps scientists from many sectors of society – public and private – to best address complex science and health issues by sharing their unique knowledge and perspectives.
ILSI Europe advances the understanding and resolution of scientific issues through expert groups, workshops, symposia and resulting publications. The ultimate goal of ILSI Europe is the improvement of public health.
All ILSI Europe activities are conducted under the supervision of the Scientific Advisory Committee. With its balanced composition, 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. The Scientific Advisory Committee provides scientific advice to the Board of Directors. ILSI policy mandates that the ILSI and ILSI branch Boards of Directors must be composed of at least 50% public sector scientists; the remaining directors represent ILSI’s member companies.