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About the European Vision Institute EEIG

The European Vision Institute (EVI EEIG) is legally constituted under European law (Council Regulation (EEC) No 2137/85) as a European Economic Interest Grouping.

EVI EEIG is owned by its members and although legally separate from the businesses and activities of its respective owners, it exists to carry out tasks for them, particularly those involving business and activity across national boundaries, thus creating synergy between the members.

EVI EEIG is not formed for the purpose of making profits for itself. Its function is to carry out activities ancillary to those of its members, including but not restricted to research, technological development, organization, management, fundraising and publicity pertinent to the defined aims to safeguard the procedures for high-quality Vision Research throughout Europe and worldwide.


Prof. E. Zrenner

Chief Executive Officer:

Dr. Thomas Wheeler-Schilling

Steering Committee:

  • Prof. J. Cunha-Vaz
  • Prof. Phil Luthert
  • Prof. N. Pfeiffer
  • Prof. J. Sahel
  • Dr. Andreas Wenzel

Liaison Offices

The European Vision Institute (EVI) has registered Liaison offices in Tuebingen, Germany; London, UK; Coimbra, Portugal and Paris, France