Organisational structure & key drivers

HOW DOES ILSI EUROPE WORK?

Governance

The Board of Directors is the managing body of ILSI Europe. It defines the mission, vision and strategic approach of the organisation. The Board is composed of a maximum of 10 member company representatives and at least an equal or greater number of scientists from academic and public institutions.

The Scientific Advisory Committee guarantees the scientific integrity and excellence of ILSI Europe‚Äôs scientific programme. It is composed of a maximum of 20 experts with more than 50% coming from the non-industry sector.

HOW DO WE UNLOCK THE SCIENCE OF FOOD?

Task Forces

Task Forces initiate and develop all scientific projects and activities. They reach their goals and address their issues through Expert Groups, partnerships in EU-funded projects, workshops, webinars and conferences. Task Forces comprise interested company representatives and non-industry experts acting as scientific advisors.

Expert Groups

Task Forces identify new topics of interest and develop new activity proposals, which are reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors. If approved, Task Force members nominate professionals to form the Expert Group that will carry out the work outlined by the Task Force. Expert Groups comprise at least 50% scientists from academia and the public sector and up to 50% industry scientists, representing on average 10 members in total.

The ILSI Europe secretariat is responsible for the coordination, development and execution of the strategy and the associated plans agreed by the General Assembly, which includes the activities of the committees, Task Forces and Expert Groups.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

ILSI Europe embodies the foundation of our relationship with society and our stakeholders. We are committed to honesty and compliance with applicable laws as well as ILSI Europe principles and policies and the highest ethical standards.

Transparency

ILSI Europe strives for the highest level of transparency regarding our activities and in our relations with internal and external stakeholders

Excellence

ILSI Europe strives constantly for excellence in our scientific impact by positioning ourselves at the forefront of scientific knowledge and by working with state-of-the-art methods. We support a sustainable food system that embraces innovation as a key factor to maintain and improve safe food for all

Inclusiveness

ILSI Europe embraces diversity and fairness by fostering collaboration and by aiming for open, fact-based dialogue via a tripartite approach