The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology, EULAR, is the organisation which represents the people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals in rheumatology (HPR) and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations.


Our mission statement

EULAR aims to reduce the impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on the individual and society and to improve the social position and the quality of life of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe.

To this end, EULAR stimulates, promotes and supports education, research, prevention and treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. These include the diseases of the musculoskeletal or locomotor system as well as systemic immune mediated diseases.

In furtherance of these aims, EULAR carries out the following activities: 


Advocacy engage with EU as well as national political institutions as a recognised partner and source of expertise in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases towards improving research funding, social policy legislation and quality of care; assisting advocacy actions on the national and international levels.
Congress organise an annual European Congress of Rheumatology of highest scientific standards and worldwide reputation as well as smaller scientific or educational meetings catering to specific topics and needs.
Education foster professional and patient education by developing tailored materials and courses, by deploying innovative learning approaches, by facilitating broad access to these educational offers, and by fostering and contributing to the harmonization of educational standards in rheumatology across Europe.
Quality of Care


improve and implement standards of care for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases; promote and improve access to care; improve communication between people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and the professionals involved in their treatment.


serve as the focal point for rheumatology research in Europe and the conduit for international research collaborations and interactions with the larger rheumatology research community around the world; develop, publish and promote implementation of EULAR Recommendations and Criteria for the classification, diagnosis and management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases; disseminate latest research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases by publishing leading scientific journals.


EULAR Communities




The network of national organisations of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism across Europe.

Europe-wide network of young rheumatologists.


Europe-wide network of Health Professionals in Rheumatology.


Europe-wide network of Paediatric Rheumatology


Related information

EULAR Statutes, Reports, and By-Laws

The official statutes of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology, EULAR

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EULAR Code of Ethics

The EULAR Code of Ethics applies to all officers in connection with their relationship to the organisation.
Officers are acting, nominee, elect or past members of any EULAR Body (General Assembly, Board, Council, Committee, Sub-Committee, etc.) and applicants of EULAR-funded projects. 

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EULAR Study Groups

EULAR Study Groups are focus groups that are supported by EULAR Committees. 

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EULAR Member Organisations

Supported by its members, EULAR aims to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

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EULAR Task Forces

EULAR Task Forces bring experts in rheumatology fields together to share expertise and facilitate best practice exchange and ongoing medical development. Discover the fields of EULAR Task Forces and join today.

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EULAR Recommendations

The EULAR Committees regularly establish and publish recommendations for the treatment of various rheumatic disorders. Each of these recommendations are developed by a Task Force of specialists in their field.

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EULAR Tools and Products

EULAR places importance on the promotion of task forces aimed at facilitating, standardising and evaluating specific tools commonly used in rheumatic disorders.

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The EULAR 70th Anniversary Timeline

In 2017, to mark the occassion of EULAR's 70th anniversary, we produced an anniversary timeline, which charts the organisation's history from when it began in 1947 through 2017.

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Questions and Answers on RMDs

EULAR description on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs)

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