Who we work with

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is at the core of Europe’s food safety system. To ensure that the system works effectively, it is critical that EFSA works closely with partners throughout Europe. These include institutions with whom the Authority has a legal obligation to work with under Community rules, specifically risk managers in the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Member States. EFSA also works with national food safety authorities responsible for risk assessment through the Advisory Forum network.
As EFSA is a listening organization, we also meet with civil society stakeholders such as consumer groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and market operators such as farmers, food manufacturers, distributors or processors and science professionals to exchange views and information.
In addition to formalized activities, EFSA also promotes relations with the general public and those individuals or groups who feel they can contribute to the Authority’s work. This can be through web-based public consultations on specific scientific subjects and data collection activities where any interested member of the public can submit relevant data and information, through to public events such as meetings, conferences and open days.