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International Affairs

The International Affairs body reports directly to the Executive Board and advises and supports the President and the Vice-President on matters regarding the international cooperation. The body organises the international activities of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, working closely with multilateral, European and national institutions as well as with the responsible ministries and ambassadors.

Activities of the BfR as national EFSA Focal Point

The cooperation with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), institutions of the EFSA network and with further partner institutions in over 30 countries worldwide is particularly important. EFSA's national contact point for Germany (EFSA Focal Point), is located at BfR in the International Affairs Division.

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Additionally, the body leads its own projects in the area of development cooperation and capacity development, is actively represented on several international committees and supports specialist German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment departments in the roll-out of international cooperation projects.

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German-Tunisian bilateral cooperation

The body also manages its own projects in the field of development cooperation and capacity development. Currently, BfR is implementing the project "Strengthening Food Safety and Consumer Protection in Tunisia" together with the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

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Guest scientist stays

The body also organises guest scientist stays at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and coordinates delegation visits and trips.


Other documents

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Print Version
Organisation Chart of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment 134.9 KB


BfR reports to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)


Head of Unit

Dr. Nicole Gollnick


Visitors' address
Alt-Marienfelde 17-21
D - 12277 Berlin

Postal address
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10
D - 10589 Berlin




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