Any independent consumer protection organisation can become a member of SAFE. Members should be free from any conflict of interest based on financial and political dependencies.
SAFE will only accept members that are completely independent from the agrifood industry.
If you too want to join SAFE, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accademia Italiana di Permacultura
The Italian Permaculture Academy was officially founded as a non-profit organisation in 2006, by the first Italian graduates from the British Permaculture Academy. The Italian Permaculture Academy promotes and disseminates the principles and spirit of Permaculture. They also assist the educational processes of students wishing to obtain the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design
Action on Sugar
Action on Sugar is a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health. It is successfully working to reach a consensus with the food industry and Government over the harmful effects of a high sugar diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of sugar in processed foods.
Adiconsum is a consumer organization with over 140,000 members formed in 1987 on the initiative of the CISL. It is present throughout the national territory with local, provincial and regional offices where its leaders and its operators render individual and collective protection for consumers and their families.
AdipositasHilfe Deutschland e.V.
AdipositasHilfe Deutschland e.V. was founded in 2013 as a patient organisation to support obese people and groups. Its main goals are the recognition of obesity as a disease and the prevention of childhood obesity.
The Association for the Defense and Orientation of Consumers (ADOC) protects the rights and interests of Italian consumers at local and national level.
Amici Obesi was created in 2005 to meet the information needs of obesity as a disease recognized by institutions and the possible treatments for it.
Associazione Vegani Italiani Onlus
The Italian Vegan Association is a non-profit organization, our mission is to make veganism an easily-adopted and widely-recognised approach to reducing animal and human suffering and environmental damage. We do so through a nonviolent approach and through open and factual dialogue with others vegan, humanitarian and environment organizations.
The Bulgarian Association for the Study of Obesity and Related Diseases (BASORD) was founded in 1995. Since 1996 BASORD is a member of the World Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), and since 1998 a member of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). BASORD participates as a partner in international and national projects aimed at preventing obesity and informing the public about the medical consequences of overweight.
The Center for Consumer Education and Information is a non-political, non-partisan and non-governmental association of citizens united with the aim of providing assistance to citizens in protecting their rights as consumers and patients. In its work, it promotes the protection of consumer rights, patients’ rights, environmental protection and energy efficiency as a precondition for sustainable development.
Dipartimento di Scienze e Biotecnologie medico-chirurgiche (La Sapienza Università)
The Department of Medico-surgical Sciences and Biotecnologies was established on June 4, 2010 with the aim to aggregate academics of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine performing their istitutional activity in the Latina Campus and belonging to scientific areas related to basic sciences, diagnostics, medicine and surgery, for the promotion and coordination of multidisciplinary research.
The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) is a pan-European group of professionals dealing with childhood obesity and overweight. ECOG brings together experts from across Europe including: paediatricians, psychologists, nutritionists, geneticists, physical activity experts, economists and many more. The group was founded in 1991 and its mission is to help the European community at large to fully understand the health, social, psychological and economic impacts of childhood obesity and work together to take this growing problem off the menu in Europe.
Union of Working Consumers of Greece (EEKE)
The establishment of the Union of Working Consumers of Greece (EEKE) is an initiative of the country’s trade unionists and aims to contribute to the improvement of the standard of living and quality of life of consumers. The members of the EEKE work from the realisation that the standard of living and quality of life of consumers do not depend solely on their income. It also depends on the prices of goods and services in relation to their quality, their quality, safety and hygiene, their purchase and supply through transparent transactions and without the existence of abusive practices on the part of suppliers.
EmotiFood Ltd was founded in Europe by Dr.Emanuel Mian,Phd (psychologist) and Dr. Emanuela Russo (dietitian) to bring together nutrition and behavioural analysis for obesity, overweight and diabetes prevention. The purposes are the management, on the whole Italian territory, of centers specializing in food education, psychotherapy, family mediation and diet with the promotion and organization training and refresher courses for psychologists, doctors and dieticians. Furthermore, still in the field of training, Emotifood organises courses and specialization courses targeting practitioners in the social sector to manage patients with food disorders. Emotifood also conducts prevention and information projects on the subject of nutrition, in schools, companies, with individuals, in groups, in the sport sector, with adults, adolescents and young children.
Equoevento is a non-profit organization founded in Rome in 2014 to promote solidarity and sustainability in event management, catering and food industry by tackling poverty and avoiding food waste. Equoevento offers a service where food and beverages are collected from events (weddings, conferences, sport events, etc.) to donate it to charitable canteens, shelters, homeless similar institutions.
In four years of activity, Equoevento has already donated about 200,000 meals to charitable shelters, feeding over 50,000 people in need and is now active in four Italian cities (Rome, Milan, Turin and Lecce), and in Spain (Madrid) and France (Paris).
Förderkreis Biozyklisch Veganer Anbau
Föderkreis Biozyklisch Veganer Anbau’s purpose is to establish and promote a future-oriented, cycle-oriented and vegan-oriented form of organic agriculture by introducing bio-cyclic-vegan principles in all areas of agriculture and food systems. This approach takes into consideration the environment, nature and climate protection, as well as animal wellfare, health and world nutrition.
Happy Hours Market
Happy Hours Market is an ecological and social initiative whose mission is to reduce food waste while improving charities food provisions. To that aim, Happy Hours Market has developed a new distribution network to prevent surplus food from supermarkets from being thrown away. With logistic processes and our innovative technologies, they provide citizens daily access to shops’ unsold products at reduced pricethrough an App and they foster charities food collection.
Il Test Salvagente
Il Test Salvagente is a monthly Italian newspaper that offers comparative tests to consumers, based on the work of agencies and independent laboratories. It’s a tool that isn’t part of any consumer association but is open to all. It’s a source of comparative tests that communicates on most of the market companies.
InfoCons is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and a non-profit Consumers Protection Association. InfoCons was established in 2003 to meet the needs of consumers in Romania. Since then it carries on an uninterrupted activity and it gained national and international recognition, becoming member of different organisations, consultative commissions of state’s authorities, working groups and partner in national and international programs. In order to achieve its goal and mission, the NGO has developed cooperation and partnership relations with similar organisations from international level.
Institutul de Cercetare in Permacultura din Romania
The Permaculture Research Institute of Romania is a network of people, professionals and entrepreneurs from diverse professional backgrounds (permaculture, engineering, anthropology, horticulture, psychology, economics, environment etc.), developing projects in the field of socio- ecological ethical enterprise, actively dedicated to supporting the practice of permaculture in Romania in a multidisciplinary approach spanning research, organizational capacity-building, human resource development, training & education, design consulting, implementation & coordination, regenerative & productive urban and rural landscaping, community building, ethical entrepreneurship.
Lithuanian Consumer Institute
The Lithuanian Consumer Institute aims to create environments where consumers’ choices are responsible, rights are respected and obligations are conducted. The LCI conducts researches, provides education for consumers, develops cooperation, and represents consumers in the political debate and in consultations.
Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network
The Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network coordinates O.M.E.N. ORGANIC MARKETIN, a Cyprus-based marketing organization for fresh and processed organic products from the Eastern Mediterranean with additional certification standards such as the Biocyclic Vegan Standard. It is based in Larnaca / Cyprus since 2005, and covers all areas of the value chain from cultivation planning and technical support, training, quality assurance to questions of marketing as well as packing house management, traceability and logistics.
SONVE is a nonprofit and voluntary organisation which aims to inform about plant-based nutrition scientific issues. SONVE stands for Società Scientifica di Nutrizione Vegetale (Scientific Society on Plant-based Nutrition) and accepts only health professional memberships. It carries out activities in biomedical research fields as well as information and training for doctors, biologists, dietitians and other health professionals. SONVE also provides information and interviews to media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Socials) and group scientists and people concerned with plant-based nutrition into Committees, each studying a specific issue. Committees aim to produce SONVE position papers on such issues. The peculiarity of the Committees is a scientific cooperation approach among experts in order to exchange and update knowledge on the studied subject, by a reappraisal of the scientific literature on it, and by means of tailored research project designs, which SONVE will support.
The Vegan Organic Network
VON is a volunteer led organisation with a range of people supporting vegan-organic growing, from the back gardens to commercial farms.
The first idea of the VON was created by David Stringer and Jane and David Graham in Manchester in 1996, with the philosophy that in order to change the world it was not sufficient to philosophise, action was needed. With help from local members of the organisation VOHAN (later known as VON), they launched campaign to raise awareness about animal wellfare and sustainable farming methods. From the outset they saw vegan organics not as a single issue campaign, but as an integrated international movement. Their vision went beyond the central aim of vegan cultivation; it also embraced an alternative view of market economics, of cooperation, and a movement for land reform and redistribution.
The Vegan Society
The Vegan Society is a registered charity for education in veganism and plant-based solutions for the benefit of humans, non-humans and the planet. They strive to make vegan living straightforward, and a widely recognised way to end exploitation of non-human animals, and reduce exploitation of humans and our environment.
The Vegan Society is the first and oldest vegan organisation in the world, co-founded in the UK in 1944 by a group of six including Donald Watson and Elsie Shrigley. These six people coined the term, ‘vegan’ … and so a movement was born. The Vegan Society lobbies policy-makers on plant-based and vegan-friendly policy solutions, conducts research and gives media interviews, supports individual vegans and advises professionals such as doctors, teachers and chefs on how to properly provide vegan-friendly services. The Vegan Trademark team there work to provide clearly labelled registered products and encourage businesses to offer a better range of vegan-friendly options.
The Vegan Society of Luxembourg
The Vegan Society Luxembourg (VSL) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2010. The mission of the VSL is to promote veganism by distributing information, planning events such as conferences, cooking classes and discussions. The VSL is very successful in hosting an annual vegan brunch, which attracts more than 600 visitors. The cooperation with other like-minded groups is also an important part of the society.
The Vegan Society Ireland
Vegan Ireland: The Vegan Society of Ireland is a nonprofit and voluntary organisation formed by a group of vegans concerned with “the promotion of the vegan philosophy and ethics in Ireland”. It was formed in 2009. Vegan Ireland published a mission statement which aims to offer support and information to people interested in veganism; to promote and increase awareness of veganism as a just, healthy and environmentally beneficial lifestyle choice; raise awareness of the rights violations and exploitation involved with the production of animal based products; research information relevant to a vegan lifestyle and where appropriate to publish this information, lobby for manufacturers to use non-animal based materials in their products; support and promote real science and reject vivisection on moral and scientific grounds; promote respect towards all animals, human or nonhuman, and the environment by appropriate means; and develop and maintain positive relationships with organisations with compatible aims and objectives to Vegan Ireland.
Université de Liège – Gembloux AgroBioTech
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech’s privileged position at the crossroads of research and development, at the heart of issues of international and societal interest, makes it a key player in sustainable development. Increasing the quantity and quality of scientific research is one of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech’s priorities. The University of Liège – Gembloux Agro-BioTech is a member of SAFE through its Laboratory of Phytopathology, working on diverse projects related to Urban agriculture and Permaculture.
Università degli Studi di Catania
The University of Catania (UNICT) is a public institution with a strong and ever growing international orientation and community. Its main goal is to provide international students with a stimulating learning environment and to offer them an international dimension based on excellence and innovation, both key elements of the educational experience. UNICT has intense collaboration with many research organizations (National Research Council, National Institute for Nuclear Physics) and enterprises (St-Microelectronics, AID, CONPHEBUS, SIFI, Fort Dodge, Wyeth-Leader, Southern Plant, etc.), supporting research projects and scientific activities.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Food Sciences (Di3A) consists of multidisciplinary groups of researchers dealing with sustainable use and management of both natural and agro-ecosystems.
Universitatea de Stiinte Agronomice si Medicina Veterinara din Bucuresti
The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest is a traditional higher education institution established in 1852. It is organized into seven faculties and twenty-four specializations, aiming at training specialists in all fields of agricultural and food sectors, from economic engineering in agriculture, agriculture and agricultural products to processing. The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest is the oldest (165 years), largest and most appreciated agronomic university from Romania.
The University of Rzeszow was founded in Poland in June 2001. The University develops research projects and participates in various educational programmes that are important for South-Eastern Poland. The University of Rzeszow provides a large number of expert with know-how in school trainings related to health issues, as it has carried out numerous health educational projects.
VeganOK is part of an innovative ethical project conceived and strongly wanted by the Italian group NRG30 Srl. It is characterized and supported in ethical communication by the ten-year experience of Promiseland.it, by the first Italian web-dictionary of Eco-Cosmetics, BioDizionario.it, as well as by VeganWIZ.com and Veganblog.it which are the most followed networks of ethical vegan cooking. Furthermore, since 2011 the certification VeganOK is supported and promoted by VeganFest.it that is the biggest vegan event in Europe.
Vegan France Interpro developped a vegan business directory in 2013 which lists almost every french-speaking vegan businesses and initiatives. Vegan France is also active in developing sustainable food systems and implementing biocyclic vegan farming in France.
The main objective of Végétik is informing and educate people about the effects of animal protein consumption. We have four areas of information: environmental impacts, health issues, conditions of animal welfare & distribution of resources.
Ver. Netwerk ter bevordering van Biocyclische-Veganlandbouw in Nederland en Vlaanderen
Biocyclic-vegan agriculture stands for an organic plant-based farming method in which no animal input is present and no animal residues such as animal manure are used. The Ver. Netwerk ter bevordering van Biocyclische-Veganlandbouw in Nederland en Vlaanderen develops this idea in the Netherlands and in Dutch-speaking Belgium (Flanders).