Executive Director

Dr. Bernhard Url was appointed Executive Director of EFSA in June 2014, having served as Acting Executive Director for seven months. Dr. Url joined EFSA in June 2012 as Head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department. A qualified veterinarian by training, he brings high-level management experience from food-safety organisations to his role at EFSA.

Prior to joining the Authority, Dr. Url was Managing Director of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), which represents Austria on EFSA’s Advisory Forum. From 2008 to March 2012, he also served as a member of EFSA’s Management Board.

During his 10 years at AGES, he was in charge of technical and scientific affairs with a remit that included the timely delivery of risk assessment and risk management services across a wide range of areas. This included ensuring effective risk communications during urgent food safety-related events.

Prior to AGES Dr. Url spent five years as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Milk Hygiene and Milk Technology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna before running a food quality control laboratory from 1993 to 2002.

Dr. Url graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in 1987 and became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He has published in the field of veterinary medicine with a particular focus on listeria and milk hygiene.

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Diary

Meeting with DG CONNECT

 26 February 2015  Brussels

Meeting with DG AGRI

 26 February 2015  Brussels

Meeting with DG SANTE senior management

 25 February 2015  Brussels

Visit of MEP On. Nicola Caputo

 13 February 2015  EFSA, Parma

Visit of French Senator M. Richard Yung and French Consul in Milan M. Olivier Brochet

 27 January 2015  EFSA, Parma

Meeting with European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

 27 January 2015 EFSA, Parma

Meeting with the German State Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Dr Maria Flachsbarth

 16 January 2015  Berlin

Participation at the New Year Reception of the German Farmers' Organisation

 16 January 2015   Berlin

Meeting with the Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV)

 15 January 2015   Berlin

Participation at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture and the International Green Week

 15-17 January 2015   Berlin

Meeting with Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

 4 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with MEP Susanne Melior

 3-4 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with MEP Jose Bove

 3-4 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with MEP Elisabeth Koestinger

 3-4 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with MEP Bart Staes

 3-4 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with MEP Pilar Ayuso

 3-4 December 2014   Brussels

Annual hearing of EFSA's Executive Director in frront of the ENVI Committee in the European Parliament

 3 December 2014   Brussels

Meeting with Dr. Tschiersky, Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit,  BVL

 31 October 2014   Berlin

Meeting with Management of Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR

 30 October 2014   Berlin

Meeting with Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, BMEL

 30 October 2014   Berlin

Opening of 6th German Focal Point meeting

 30 October 2014   Berlin

Meeting with Haut Conseil des biotechnologies (HCB)

 29 October 2014   Paris

Meeting with Mr. Philippe Mauguin, Head of Cabinet, French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry

 29 October 2014   Paris

Meeting with Réseau Environnement Santé (RES)

 28 October 2014   Paris

Meeting with Générations Futures

 28 October 2014   Paris

Meeting with Inf’OGM

 28 October 2014   Paris

Meeting with industry associations

 2 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with Ms Julie Girling MEP

 2 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with Ms Pilar Ayuso MEP

 2 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with Ms Marit Paulsen MEP

 2 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with Mr Giovanni La Via MEP

 2 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with European Farmers-European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca)

 1 October 2014  Brussels

Meeting with The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

 1 October 2014  Brussels