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 General Assembly 2016

The Elective General Assembly 2016 of ILSE took place in Oropesa del Mar, Spain, from June 30th - July 3rd, 2016.
Nearly 45 participants from 21 European Countries took part at the Meetings. President Dr. Detlev Mohr also welcomed President and Secretary General of ILS, Graham B. Ford and Dr. Harald Vervaecke.
ILS President Graham B. Ford thanked the European Region of ILS for the good co-operation between ILS and ILSE and is looking forward to continue the successful collaboration.

ILSE Board of Directors Meeting 2016

The annual ILSE Board of Directors Meeting 2016 took place in Lucerne, Switzerland May 20th - 22th, 2016.
ILSE Member Schweizerische Lebensrettungs-Gesellschaft (SLRG) generously organised the Meeting in a pleasant atmosphere.

Board Members discussed in a friendly and constructive way several items i.e. about amendments of ILSE Constitution and Bye-Laws, decided about applications of the ILSE Commissions and financial matters.

Annual Meeting of ILSE Commissions

The annual meetings of ILSE Commissions took place in Stockholm and Helsinki, January 22nd – January 24th, 2016.


Upcoming Events

Date Country / Region Event Organised by
08/03/2019 The Netherlands ILSE Commission Meetings 2019 ILSE/KNBRD
17/05/2019 Cyprus Annual ILSE Board of Directors Meeting ILSE
17/09/2019 Italy European Lifesaving Championships 2019 in Italy ILSE / FINS
02/10/2019 Portugal National Congress on Drowning Prevention in Portugal FEPONS
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