The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world's non-profit association of aquatic Lifesavers and aquatic Lifesaving organizations.

The International Life Saving Federation of Europe (ILSE) is the European branch of ILS. ILSE is an umbrella organisation, representing federations working in the field of Water Safety in Europe. Our members are representing more than 5 millions of Lifesavers and Lifeguards all over Europe. If you need specific information about Lifesaving in a particular nation, please contact our members or refer to the relevant website.

Through our own work and that of our member federations, we lead the global effort to reduce injury and death in, on or around the water. We aid in the global exchange of lifesaving information, promote the best lifesaving practices, help to establish lifesaving organizations in areas of Europe where they are needed, act as the European federation for lifesaving sport and work with other international bodies with similar goals.

Water Safety Advice

ILSE Education Commission produced a leaflet Water Safety Advice for parents and young children

Two Members of the Commission created this information leaflet to inform everyone about the most important rules for water safety. The target group are the 2-5 old children and of course their parents, grandparents etc.
You will find the leaflet below and here https://europe.ilsf.org/about/commissions/education

ILSE Board of Directors Meeting in Lisbon 2018

The annual ILSE Board of Directors Meeting took place in May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, in a constructive and pleasant atmosphere, organised by ILSE Member FEPONS. Also the new Director of our Portuguese full member ISN Capitão-de-Fragata José António Velho Gouveia welcomed the participants in Lisbon.

Meeting of ILSE working group 'Disaster operations'

ILSE Working group 'Disaster operations' met last weekend in Bad Nenndorf, Germany.
14 experts from 8 ILSE Member countries discussed how to enhance the co-operation and interoperability in case of a flooding within the ILSE and exchange expertises, training methods and operational procedures.

The next meeting will take place in November 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
11/09/2018 Ireland European Lifesaving Championships Youth 2018 IWS
28/09/2018 Finland Conference 'Learn to swim and Coach' Finland FSL
12/10/2018 Spain 2nd International Congress on Drowning Prevention CIPREA 2018 RFESS
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