EBSA Events

18th Annual Conference of the European Biosafety Association

Vienna, Austria

About EBSA

Enhancing knowledge and understanding of biological safety throughout Europe and the world

European Biosafety Association (EBSA) was founded in June 1996. It is a not for profit organisation which aims to provide a forum for its members to discuss and debate issues of concern and to represent those working in the field of biosafety and associated activities. The Association has individual members, representing over 24 countries in Europe, as well as other regions. EBSA is open to anyone working in the field, providing unique networking opportunities. Members range from students to senior professionals, from disciplines as diverse as healthcare, academia, emergency response, pharmaceutical/biotech industries and regulatory affairs.


The European Biosafety Association (EBSA) establishes and communicates best biosafety and biosecurity practices amongst its members and encourages dialogue and discussions on developing issues.

EBSA represents and defends the collective interests of its members in all areas relating to biosafety and biosecurity.

EBSA influences and supports emerging legislation and standards, with the objective of ensuring the prevention of harm to man or the environment from biological substances or materials.

Future Activities:

EBSA strives to secure the following benefits for its members:

  • Official representation on national and international committees to lobby for the interests of EBSA members.
  • Official consultation on emerging legislation and standards to influence the outcome of such regulations and to ensure that emerging standards are not only scientifically supportable but also represent best practices.
  • Develop and provide supporting training materials and activities to ensure EBSA members are aware and informed of new issues and areas of research, to support the principle of continuous professional development for its members.

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