EULAR Governance

EULAR is a truly pan-European organisation fostering a multitude of activities in areas of advocacy, education, congress, quality of care and research.

EULAR is governed by an elected board composed by 4 experts in rheumatology and one representative of each pillar (organisations representing other health professionals in rheumatology, patient organisations and scientific societies). Our activities are overseen by 5 content committees and 4 representation committees whose activities are delivered by several hundred expert rheumatology volunteers

EULAR employs staff to support its professional volunteers in the development, production and management of these activities. This staff is managed by an executive director who reports to the EULAR Board.


General Assembly

is the highest authority of EULAR, composed of the Members of EULAR (Ordinary Members, Supporting Members and Honorary Members).



The Board is composed of the Presidency (meaning the President-Elect, the President and the Past President), the Treasurer, the Vice-President HPR, the Vice-President PARE and the Vice-President Scientific Societies.



is the managing body of EULAR and deals with scientific, educational, administrative, financial and organizational matters. It is composed of both the members of the board and the members of the Chairmanship of each committee.

Members serve for 2 - 4 years and meet three times a year.



composed by volunteers, EULAR Committees support EULAR's objectives, defines its membership, provides its members with adequate rights, has a governing body including a Chairmanship, reports to EULAR's Board. 


Currently, five content committees and four representation committees are in place, covering the areas of activity of EULAR.


EULAR Office

located in Kilchberg, Switzerland, the EULAR Office fulfils many functions: in addition to serving EULAR's member organisations and its council, the Secretariat's main functions are to run the growing education programme and to organise the annual EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology.



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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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