EU-FORA – The European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme

Applications are open for the next cohort of fellows. Deadline: 15 January 2021. More information here
Applications are open for the next group of hosting sites. Deadline: 12 February 2021. More information here

The European Food Risk Assessment (EU-FORA) Fellowship Programme is a key initiative for building the EU’s scientific assessment capacity and knowledge community.

EU-FORA is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career professionals from EU and EFTA countries, offering candidates the chance to widen their knowledge and hands-on experience of food safety risk assessment. The aim of the programme is to enhance cooperation among Europe’s food safety organisations and between them and EFSA, thus contributing to the harmonisation of food risk assessment practices across Europe.

How does it work?

The programme’s principal focus is on chemical and microbiological risk assessment. It is aimed at professionals with a background in biological sciences relevant to food safety and competent organisations with strong capacity in one or more areas of food safety risk assessment. (Note that food safety encompasses risk assessment, risk communication and risk management in any field under EFSA’s remit). Check out the FAQ in the toolbox (right) for more information.

For a 12-month period of “learning-by-doing”, fellows are placed in a European food safety risk assessment organisation outside their country of residence and preferably not in their native country. At the hosting sites, fellows are fully integrated, participate in the organisation’s work, gain first-hand experience, and increase their knowledge of many scientific aspects relevant to food safety risk assessment. They also benefit from dedicated training.

Application details on the below link:

Information source:
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 12, 2021
Further Information: External Link