The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) is a non-profit Federation consisting of 26 European Nutrition societies, each representing one country. The main FENS event is the European Nutrition Conference, arranged every 4 years. The last event (11th European Nutrition Conference) was held in Madrid in October 2011 and the forthcoming 12th Conference will be held in Berlin in 2015.
According to the FENS statutes, the Federation is established for public benefit to advance research and education in the science of nutrition. It will promote learning among nutritionists in general and European nutritionists in particular, by means of meetings, discussions, the exchange of information and by other appropriate means.
The Board is elected for a 4-year period, and at present consists of: President, Vice-president (former President), Secretary, Vice-secretary, Treasurer, and 3 Task Force coordinators.
The aim is to combine efforts for the development of research and education in Nutrition Sciences and to promote the importance of Nutrition for public health in Europe.
The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) is a non-profit Federation consisting of 26 European Nutrition societies, with the idea of maintaining a permanent link for exchanges between European nutritionists with basic and applied perspectives.
1. To coordinate the European countries Nutrition societies at a European level
2. To promote and disseminate research and knowledge on Nutrition sciences
3. To organize a European Nutrition Conference every 4 years, together with other scientific meetings
4. To facilitate Nutrition learning and training as well as scientific exchanges across Europe