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.
We build multi-stakeholder science-based solutions for a sustainable and healthier world.
The following Strategic Goals have been suggested by the Board of Directors and endorsed by the 2015 General Assembly of Members:
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.
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.