Food needs dedication
EFSA deals with food safety right across the food chain – from farm to fork. We take into account animal health and welfare, plant health and the environment, ultimately helping to protect human life.
We deliver independent and transparent scientific advice to EU and national organisations, based on collaboration with partners from across Europe and the world, and in open dialogue with our stakeholders.
Food needs values
All our activities and how we work together are guided by our values of excellence, independence, openness, accountability and cooperation.
We deliver rigorous and reliable risk assessments, building on the latest scientific advancements. We communicate to meet the needs of our different audiences.
We ensure impartiality of our scientific outputs. Staff and experts, free of conflicts of interests, analyse data and apply methods objectively. Group decision-making allows for diversity and review among peers.
Our risk assessments and communications are accessible and understandable. They are produced via transparent processes, enhanced by an open dialogue with all interested parties.
We serve the public interest, working to deliver improvements in food safety from farm to fork. We use resources effectively, responsibly and sustainably.
We see collaboration as the only way to master the complexities of the future. We invest in building long-term partnerships for mutual benefit.
Food needs teamwork
Scientists, lawyers, communication experts and many other profiles with different levels of experience – we all put our knowledge together to make sure that food is safe.
Food needs researchers with proven scientific experience who carry out risk assessments – one of EFSA’s core activities. Our Scientific Committee and Panels are composed of independent scientific experts. Guest researchers join the team for specific projects, and seconded national experts build the link between EFSA and our national partner organisations.
Broad range of profiles
Food safety does not only need scientists. At EFSA, many teams and profiles work together to ensure the food that reaches our tables is safe – from data analysts to communication experts. Do you have the ingredients to apply?
We offer paid traineeships to talented, highly qualified young professionals who are at the start of their careers. If you are interested in becoming one of our trainees, you will not only experience how it is to work for an EU agency, but also contribute to food safety and spend time in Parma, the heart of the Food Valley.
Food needs transparency and cooperation
Openness and transparency are key in everything we do. Our work is done mostly in response to requests from the European Commission, the European Parliament or EU Member States. We consult closely with our partners at national and international level. Food needs everyone working together.