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The PROSAFE Board is mandated to establish a PROSAFE Office to support the day-to-day running of the organisation.

The Office is managed by Nicolaas Olie, Executive Director, who took up his position in May 2010. The Executive Director was appointed by and is accountable to the Board. Nicolaas is the responsible for the management of the Joint Actions that are undertaken on a periodic and continual basis.

Ioana Zlotila started working for PROSAFE in August 2010. Ioana is a Project Officer and collaborates with internationally based consultants in the project management of Joint Actions, i.e. the priority-setting exercise, application drafting, implementation, communication and the follow-up activities. She deals also with the tendering and subcontracting procedures reporting back to the Executive Director and the Senior Management of the Actions. Ioana contributed to the development of the e-learning modules and is in charge of the content management of the PROSAFE website and the DMS.

Maria Kies started working for PROSAFE in September 2010 as an accountant. She is responsible for the financial administration, financial reporting and payments. Maria also reports to the Executive Director.

Rui Jorge Carneiro started working for PROSAFE in April 2015 first as a trainee and recently as an Assistant Project Officer. He provides support and reports to the Project Officer. Rui is in charge of the administrative tasks of the Office and the projects, mail registration, document processing of travel reimbursement claims, time sheets and salary data reporting forms, also working with the DMS.

A number of consultants are also engaged on a contractual service with PROSAFE in order to effectively run and coordinate the various Joint Actions and their activities.

For further information on how to contact the Office, please click here.

General Assembly

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PROSAFE Members form part of the General Assembly of PROSAFE to which observers may also be invited. The General Assembly shall appoint a Board which oversees the day-to-day management of the organisation and ensures that PROSAFE is run on a non-profit basis.
The General Assembly (GA) is responsible for approving, disapproving or amending the Strategic and Financial Plans of PROSAFE as recommended by the Board.

The GA meets twice a year to discuss issues related to market surveillance and product safety. Of particular importance is the informal nature of sharing and discussion with respect to non-compliant products found within the market during that periods in between the meetings, especially those which have just entered the market or which may be border-line cases.

In order to become a PROSAFE Member, you need to be an officer involved in market surveillance from a country member of the Council of Europe. Please email your application to the PROSAFE Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attaching a cover letter (including your contact details) and a description of your organisation. Membership is free!

Joint Actions

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PROSAFE coordinates various Joint Market Surveillance Actions every year co-funded by the European Commission. Click on the Joint Action Menu below to get more information on the various areas focused upon


Board Minutes

2014 Meetings


The first meeting took place on 17 February 2014 in Brussels in conjuntion with the Launch Event of the Joint Actions 2013. For the Minutes please click here.

2013 Meetings


The first meeting took place on 19 February 2013 in Brussels in conjuntion with the Launch Event of the Joint Actions 2012. For the Minutes please click here.

2012 Meetings


The fourth meeting took place on 5 November 2012 in Bonn in conjuntion with the Launch Event of the Joint Actions 2011. For the Minutes please click here.