What is CHAFEA?

Based in Luxembourg, the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency was created by the European Commission to implement the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

The Agency provides a professional service in performing the tasks and activities entrusted to it by the European Commission, and it works closely with the Directorate General for Health and Consumers.

Chafea manages relations with some 2800 beneficiaries and contractors involved in close to 400 projects/service contracts in the field of health, consumer protection and food safety; it has about 50 staff members with an administrative annual budget of 7.2 million euro (year 2013).