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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.
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Annual Meeting of ILSE Commissions

27 January 2017 - 8:36am

The annual meetings of ILSE Commissions took place in Copenhagen, January 13th -15th, 2017.

The participants started with the annual Best Practice Seminar, topic this year:
‘National water safety plans’. Several participants informed about new created or proven systems of national water safety.

ILSE Commissions defined the goals and tasks for the new period of office.
Main topic of ILSE Sport Commission was the further preparation of European Life Saving Championships in 2017. Subject to the decision of ILSE Board of Director the agreed data are:

• May 2017 European Life Saving Championships for Masters,
hosted by RFESS (Spain)
• September 3 – 10 2017 European Life Saving Championships for National Teams and National Teams Youth, hosted by BLSF (Belgium)
• September 15 – 17 2017 European Life Saving Championships for IRBs, hosted by DLRG (Germany)

President of ILSE, Dr. Detlev thanked ILSE Member Danish Swimming Federation for the excellent organisation of the ILSE Meetings.