The Food Safety Authority of Ireland represents Ireland on food safety issues in Europe. The Authority has regular contact with the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The FSAI consults on and assists in the development of well founded and effective European food law, taking into account the principles of better regulation.

European and national level activities are co-ordinated by EFSA by means of close co-operation through EFSA’s Advisory Forum, National Focal Point and Scientific Committees, Panels and Networks. This structure allows Member States and EFSA to work together to exchange scientific information and data, co-ordinate work programmes, pool resources and co-operate on joint projects. 

Info session on applying to EU-FORA programme 

Please find below some information about an upcoming info session on how to apply to the EU-FORA programme.
The session is scheduled on 7 February 2023 from 10.00-11.30 (CET) and intends to provide an overview of the Call for Selection of hosting sites and fellows for EU-FORA Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme (EUBA-EFSA-2022-ENREL-02) and to inform participants on how to submit a proposal through the EU Funding and Tenders Opportunities portal. You can find more information and the link to register HERE. The deadline to register for this webinar is 6 February COB.
Additional information on EU-FORA and the Call can be found here. 

Save the Date: “Science Meets Policy”conference on “EU initiatives towards the large-scale use of Next GenerationSequencing (NGS) to tackle foodborne threats (online and in Parma) to be held on 5-6 September 2023.

The meeting is open to all interested parties and it will be particularly relevant for food safety risk assessment competent authorities in the EU and beyond, as well as policymakers, academics and stakeholders with an interest in the topic.
Registration will open on 14 April 2023 and will close on 30 June for physical participation or 1 September for online attendance.

Position for seconded National Expert in Communications (COM) Unit in EFSA 

EFSA is looking for Seconded National Experts (SNE) to join the Communications (COM) Unit of EFSA in Parma, Italy. The person selected will work on EFSA’s scientific publishing programme as the EFSA Journal embarks on an exciting phase of development, including the launch of a new channel that will host the publications of national food safety agencies (Food Risk Assess Europe) and the roll-out of plain language summaries of its scientific assessments.
The ideal candidate would have some experience in risk communication or scientific publishing or a willingness to develop their knowledge of these fields. She/he should have a good working knowledge of the European risk communication environment and a good level of English. The position will be for 12 months initially, renewable. 

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Last reviewed: 25/1/2023

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