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.

ILSE and ANSPSR mourn for Gheorghe Oancea

With great regret and sadness we have to announce the passing away of our friend and Member of ILSE Board of Directors, Gheorghe Oancea, on Tuesday, 16th July 2013 at the age of 63 years.

He was the President of ANSPSR since the foundation in 1998. On the General Assembly of ILSE in Nottwil/Switzerland in October 2003 he became Member of Board of Directors of International Life Saving Federation of Europe.

We would like to thank him for his longstanding efforts and commitments to the International Life Saving Sport.

ILSE calls for EU-funded accident and injury data system

On the occasion of the 15th European Consumer Day, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee on 14 March 2013 in Brussels, ILSE in a coalition with 27 other European umbrella organisations launched a Joint Call urging European Institutions and the Member States to create an EU-funded accident & injury data system under the co-ordination of the European Commission.

ILSE supports Conference SAR Europe 2013

Conference Search and Rescue Europe 2013, organized in Portsmouth (UK) from March 19 to 21, 2013 by International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and also supported by ILSE.
Join your international Search and Rescue colleagues at Search and Rescue Europe 2013!
Search and Rescue Europe 2013 is attended by senior decision makers from the international SAR
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Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
09/03/2018 Serbia Annual Meeting of ILSE Commissions ILSE/RCS
25/05/2018 Portugal Annual Meeting of ILSE Board of Directors ILSE/FEPONS
11/09/2018 Ireland European Lifesaving Championships Youth 2018 IWS
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