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Governance can be defined as the systems and processes concerned with ensuring overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation. Good governance should be transparent and open, encouraging trust within, and of, an organisation.

The Federation of European Nutrition Society (FENS) was established in 1979 to support the advancement of research and education in the science of nutrition. 

FENS is led by a board, elected by the membership every four years at the General Assembly. The FENS General Assembly approved the FENS Statutes (updated, 2018) which sets out the procedures for governance of FENS. 

Specific Aims

  1. Promote the advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation;
  2. Encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences;
  3. Coordinate the European Nutrition Societies at European level in respect to European Institutions and other Societies; and 
  4. Organise a European Nutrition Conference (FENS Conference) every four years. 

The FENS Statutes

The governing documents of FENS are called the Statutes. The Statutes require the Board to align itself with organisations requirements FENS Statutes

Policy Documents

From time to time the FENS Board creates policy documents to support its work. This collection of policy and procedures guide the day to day activities of the organisations. Policies are clear simple statements of how FENS intends to conduct its actions and business. here