|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
Register to be an EFSA stakeholder
Do you represent a consumer organisation active in the area of food safety? Or a food producers’ association? Perhaps you represent NGOs or academics with specialist knowledge of issues related to food and animal feed? EFSA is calling on all relevant bodies that are active at EU level and are keen to support the Authority’s work to register as official EFSA stakeholders.
Stakeholders have been contributing to EFSA’s work since the Authority was established in 2002. Now, as part of a broader strategy to open up EFSA’s work and to improve transparency, the Authority is transforming the way it engages with its stakeholders.
Registered parties will be able to interact with EFSA through a diverse range of standing and ad-hoc platforms, according to their interests and expertise.
Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director, said: “As part of our new five-year strategy, we are committed to prioritising public and stakeholder involvement in the process of scientific risk assessment.
“We are a public body so of course we strive to be accountable and transparent, but with this revamped engagement policy we are going further: we are asking our stakeholders to help us shape the future together.”
As part of its review of its relations with stakeholders, EFSA consulted a broad range of stakeholders and benchmarked against other organisations. The issue was also discussed extensively at EFSA’s 2nd Scientific Conference held in 2015 at EXPO Milan.
Latest News from
Car rental companies improve treatment of consumers, thanks to EU-wide enforcement20/01/2017 16:25:00
Following a strong increase of the number of complaints on car rental issues, the European Commission and national consumer authorities engaged with the five leading car rental companies to address these issues.
Human rights: Indonesia, Central African Republic and Burundi20/01/2017 15:25:00
Parliament condemns growing intolerance towards ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in Indonesia, attacks against peacekeepers in Central African Republic and breaches of human rights in Burundi, in three resolutions voted on Thursday.
UK and Gibraltar are a single Member State for the purposes of the freedom to provide services20/01/2017 15:15:00
The Advocate General concludes that the application of EU law to Gibraltar does not create new or supplementary rights between the UK and Gibraltar that are in addition to those flowing from UK and Gibraltar constitutional law.
MEPs reject EC blacklist of states at risk of money laundering20/01/2017 14:25:00
MEPs have voted to return to the EU Commission its blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. The list is too limited, and should be expanded, e.g. to include territories that facilitate tax crimes, they said before voting the resolution on Thursday.
Refugees: MEPs demand emergency winter aid and transfers to other EU countries20/01/2017 14:15:00
EU and national authorities should provide emergency aid to help migrants & refugees to cope with freezing temperatures & snow in several parts of Europe, MEPs urged on Wednesday. They also called on EU governments to keep their promises to transfer thousands of asylum-seekers, particularly from Greece, to other countries.