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 Commission Meetings and 4th EQF Seminar in Prague

The ILSE Commissions Education, Rescue, Sport and Management and Administration meet regularly in January – this year at the Hotel Century Old Town in Prague, Czech Republik from 17th to 20th of January 2013 and in conjunction with the 4th Seminar of the ILSE EU Project "Safer Europe by higher qualified Lifeguards".
It has been the first meeting of the new appointed Commissions after the ILSE General Assembly in August 2012, some new faces were seen. The meetings of the 52 representatives of the member associations took place in a very good and constructive atmosphere.

General Assembly elected Dr. Detlev Mohr ILSE President

The General Assembly of ILS-Europe took place in Bad Nenndorf – Germany from 22 to 26 August 2012. 27 of the 37 Full Member Associations were present. Unfortunately the representatives from Hungary, Macedonia and Russia had to cancel the trips short termed due to problems with the visa and/or professional duties.
The General Assembly elected former ILSE Secretary General Dr. Detlev Mohr (Germany) as new ILSE President and Joachim Kellermeier /Germany) new ILSE Secretary General.

3rd Seminar of the ILSE EU Project “Safer Europe by higher qualified Lifeguards”

The 3rd Seminar of the ILSE EU Partnership Project “Safer Europe by higher qualified Lifeguards” was organised in Szczecin/Poland, 1 - 4 March 2012.

All 13 ILSE Member Associations participating in this project have sent their experts. In addition 14 persons from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegowina, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia participated very active in the seminars as observers. In total 65 participants from 20 countries took part in the workshops of the seminar.


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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