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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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Water Safety Advice

9 July 2018 - 1:25pm

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

File:  Water Safety Advice for parents and young children

ILSE Board of Directors Meeting in Lisbon 2018

31 May 2018 - 10:33am

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.
The long agenda includes discussions about drowning prevention, risk assessment, the future of lifesaving sport and financial items. The Board decided to fund an initial project to create educational material on Water Safety for 2-5 year old childs and to build an ILSE Historical Archive. Furthermore the Board decided about the appointment of two vacant positions in ILSE Commissions.

President Dr. Detlev Mohr thanked Alexandre Tadeia, President of ILSE Member Federação Portuguesa de Nadadores Salvadores FEPONS, for the successful organisation of ILSE Board of Directors Meeting and a surprising sightseeing tour through the capital of Lisbon. In the evening the Juridical Adviser Clive Holland became Member of the European Order of Lifesaving and some other longstanding members of the Board were honoured.

Meeting of ILSE working group 'Disaster operations'

23 May 2018 - 8:30am

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.