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. 

EFSA’s Grants  

EFSA regularly awards grants or subsidies for projects and activities that contribute to EFSA’s mission in the areas of data collection, preparatory work for scientific opinions, other scientific and technical assistance.

 2021 EFSA Scientific Cooperation plan: calls for tenders (procurement) and calls for proposals (grants) with the indicative title, budget and timing for launch are advertised on the EFSA website. Please note, this information is indicative and does not constitute an obligation on EFSA to launch any given procedure. 


EFSA Call for Tenders: Specialised training courses on certain aspects of food safety risk assessment |DL 14/10/2021

EFSA has launched a call for tenders (procurement) (Ref. OC/EFSA/SCER/2021/06) with the scope of provisioning specialized training courses on certain aspects of food safety risk assessment, covering the following training areas in 3 lots:

LOT 1: Trainings on specific aspects of chemical risk assessment, and related tools.
LOT 2: Trainings in the area of environmental risk assessment.
LOT 3: Trainings on horizontal scientific assessment methodologies.

Please note that the deadline for potential tenderers qualified at developing, organizing and delivering classroom, virtual and eLearning scientific training courses to submit offers has been extended to 14 October 2021.

ONE - Health, Environment, Society Conference 2022: Call for abstracts for poster presentation

The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to launch the call for abstracts (for digital posters) for the ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022, taking place in Brussels (and via live web streaming) from 21 to 24 June 2022. In the spirit of innovation, collaboration and partnership, the ONE Conference 2022 is a great opportunity to showcase your work, as it will bring together scientists and experts of diverse backgrounds and expertise from all over the world. More information on Abstract Submission can be found here.  

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 


The Commission has published the Horizon Europe main work programme for the period 2021-22.  
Available R&I funding opportunities, with first calls for proposals opening on 22 June, can be accessed through the EU Funding and Tenders portal; on the portal you will also find additional material as legislations, calls, documents, guidance documents, deadlines and templates. Of particular interest are the opportunities offered for R&I in the area of food systems through Cluster 6 on "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" ('annex 9'). 


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Understanding Science is EFSA’s scientific white board video series in which EFSA staff explain scientific concepts.

Last reviewed: 23/9/2021

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