Member and Observer Organizations

ISE’s members are :

The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is a non-profit organisation that includes in its membership 33 societies, predominantly in European countries, interested in promoting the development and progress of acoustics in its different aspects, its technologies and applications. The EAA societies serve more than 9000 individual members. 

The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe. The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences. EASA’s academic journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale appears four times a year and is available free of charge to all paid-up members. EASA is a sister association of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and a member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA).

European Association of Social Psychology, founded in 1966, has grown from a household of only a few enthusiastic pioneers to a large family of more than 1200 members. The objects of the Association are the promotion and development of empirical and theoretical Social Psychology within Europe and the exchange of information relating to this subject between the European members among themselves and between the Association and other associations throughout the world, with the aim of effecting the objects, also internationally.

The European Biophysical Societies’ Association (EBSA) was formed in 1984 as a non-profit making organisation, with the objectives “to advance and disseminate knowledge of the principles, recent developments and applications of biophysics, and to foster the exchange of scientific information among European biophysicists and biophysicists in general”.

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) promotes European cooperation in crystallography and contributes to the advancement of crystallography in all its aspects. ECA comprises 37 National Members located in Europe, Africa and Middle -East, 22 Corporate Affiliate Members and about 400 Individual Members.


The European Educational Research Association is an association of over 40 member associations bringing together over 20,000 educational researchers from all over Europe. EERA wants to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society.

The European Molecular Biology Organization stands for excellence in the life sciences.

EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

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.

EPSO, the European Plant Science Organisation, is an independent academic organisation currently representing 72 institutional members bringing together more than 220 research institutes, departments and universities from 30 countries in Europe and beyond.

EPSO’s mission is to improve the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe. EPSO’s top priorities are to facilitate the understanding of plant science, to boost funding for basic research and to coordinate research activities at the national and European levels – and beyond.

EuroScience is the non-profit grassroots association of researchers in Europe. Open to European researchers across disciplines and countries, EuroScience undertakes to advance science and innovation in Europe, thereby promoting the interests of its thousands of members.

From its inception in 1997, EuroScience has been active in shaping policies for science, technology and innovation (STI), from the discussions leading to the European Charter and Code for Researchers, establishing the ERC, or the shaping of the EU Financial Frameworks for Research. EuroScience also plays a key role in RRI Tools, a major project on Responsible Research and Innovation.

Informatics Europe is the association representing the academic and research community in Informatics in Europe and neighbouring countries. Bringing together over 120 university departments and research institutes across 30 countries, it creates a strong common voice to safeguard, shape and stimulate quality research and teaching in Informatics in Europe.

The objective of the Pan European Region of IADR is to promote research in all aspects of oral and related sciences, by encouraging development of improved methods for the prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases, by improving the oral health of the public through research, and by facilitating the cooperation among investigators and the communication of research findings and their implications throughout the Association.

ISE's Observers are

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is a global network of researchers who have benefited or are still benefiting from the European Commission’s Marie Curie research programmes. We envision a future in which knowledge will be used to benefit society. We support, and contribute to, the advancement of knowledge for a global, diverse, and informed society.

Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, is a grassroots federation of national associations representing early career researchers in European countries. Eurodoc was founded in 2002 and is based in Brussels. As representatives doctoral candidates and junior researchers at European level, Eurodoc engages with all major stakeholders in research and innovation in Europe.