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The FonCSI, Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture, is a public interest research foundation created in 2005, located in France.

The FonCSI finances research projects concerning potentially hazardous industrial activities and their interaction with society, and aims to encourage open dialogue with all stakeholders (regulators, associations and NGOs, local government, researchers, industrial firms, trade unions, etc.).

Our originality is the interdisciplinary nature of our activities, in France and internationally, as well as a strong commitment to innovation and to anticipating tomorrow's issues.

Our mission and Values


  • Identify and highlight new ideas and innovative practices
  • Develop and fund research into industrial safety and the management of technological risks
  • Contribute to the development of a research community in this area
  • Transfer research results to all interested parties


  • Foresight and innovation
  • Knowledge and know-how
  • Openness and exchange

The programme  « Foncsi 3 »

In 2019, FonCSI launched a four-year research program,
« Foncsi 3 » with new sponsors :

  • Airbus
  • Direction générale de l’aviation civile (DGAC)
  • EDF
  • Public railway safety Intitute (EPSF)
  • GRTgaz
  • Public expert on nuclear and radiological risks (IRSN)
  • SNCF
  • TotalEnergies
  • International union of railways (UIC)
  • Vinci

For more information on the Foncsi

Download our activity reports :

> FonCSI’s 2021 activity report
> Informe de actividades 2021 (in Spanish)
> Rapport d’activité 2021 (in French)

> Activity report since 2005 (in French)