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International Life Sciences Institute, European Branch (ILSI)



The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation established in 1978 to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. By bringing together scientists from academia, government, industry, and the public sector, ILSI seeks a balanced approach to solving problems of common concern for the well being of the general public. ILSI is headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. Branches include Argentina, Brazil, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, North Africa and Gulf Region, North America, North Andean, South Africa, South Andean, Southeast Asia Region, the focal point in China, and the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI). ILSI is affiliated with the World Health Organization as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and has specialised consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ILSI Europe was established in 1986 to identify and evaluate scientific issues related to the above topics through symposia, workshops, expert groups, and resulting publications. The aim is to advance the understanding and resolution of scientific issues in these areas. ILSI Europe focuses on the specific needs defined by the Institute’s European partners. The main goals of ILSI Europe are to: * Play a catalytic role in identifying and addressing critical scientific issues related to nutrition, food safety and the environment; * Provide coherent scientific answers to issues of public interest through scientific programmes that are of mutual concern to industry, government and academia; and * Support an active publication programme for the dissemination of scientific information to the broadest possible audience including the scientific community, international organisations and regulatory agencies. * To address these issues, ILSI Europe’s members initiate projects, which are managed by specific task forces. ILSI Europe is funded primarily by its industry members.

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International Life Sciences Institute, European Branch (ILSI)
Avenue E. Mounier 83, Box 6
B-1200 Brüssel

Phone: +32-2-771-00-14
Fax: +32-2-762-00-44
Email: info(@)ilsieurope.be

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