Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk e.V.

About FGF

The Forschungsgemeinschafr Funk e.V. was founded in 1992 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunication and the Minister, Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling. 16 institutions from the ranks of industry, network operators, associations, universities and the Ministry of Post brought the FGF into being with the aim to as far as possible objectify the debate over mobile radio and its possible biological effects – popularly called “electrosmog“.

As a non-profit association FGF´s objective is to investigate potential environmental effects of electromagnetic fields by scientific methods and to provide objective information on the state of the art of science in this field to the public. The various activities conducted by the FGF are exclusively financed from member fees and donations.

In the 15 years of its work FGF has developed into an institution financing research projects, but has also gained international reputation as a mediator of discussion and advice. With its international workshops, jointly organized with the WHO, the European Union (COST action 281, EMFNET) and other institutions like e.g. the Ministry of Environment of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Office for Occupational Safety and Health, the FGF has created an internationally acknowledged platform for the exchange of data, facts and know-how on hot scientific topics.

At its extraordinary general meeting on April 2, 2009, the members of the Research Association for Radio Applications (FGF) reached a majority decision about the closing of the association with effect from December 31, 2009. This was the reaction of the association’s members to the new basic conditions and the changed general situation in research and research support on radiofrequent electromagnetic fields. Further Information on closing of FGF

> Short portrait of FGF pdf-icon
> FGF Statutes pdf-icon
> Annual Reports


Commemorative Publications on the 10th and 15th anniversary of FGF

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