The European Physical Society (EPS) is a not for profit association whose members include 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions.
As a learned society, the EPS engages in activities that strengthen ties among the physicists in Europe. As a federation of National Physical Societies, the EPS studies issues of concern to all European countries relating to physics research, science policy and education.
The organs for the governance of the EPS are the Executive Committee, the Council and the General Meeting. They provide support for EPS actvities and decide strategic orientations
The EPS was created in 1968 "for physicists to make a positive contribution to European cultural unity". It has evolved to keep pace with changes at the European level.
The EPS mission is to promote physics in Europe, notably by providing a forum for the discussion of common issues, and through activities at the the European level.
Committees are established to implement specific aspects of the EPS strategy. Committees are responsible for implementing programmes and projects of the EPS.
The EPS Secretariat provides central services for its Divisions and Groups and pilots actvities. The EPL Editorial Office and the Conference Services Department are also part of the EPS Secretariat.