THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (Partner), France|
The European Physical Society is a not for profit association whose purpose is to promote physics and physicists in Europe. Created in 1968, the EPS provides an international forum to discuss science and policy issues of interest to its members. It represents over 80,000 members and physicists through its 38 national member societies. It also provides a forum for over 3500 individual members. Applied research in industry, and academic and other research institutes are also present as associate members. The Executive Committee with the support of the Secretariat, is responsible for running and operating the EPS. The Council, which meets once a year, establishes the strategic orientation of the society. Scientific activities are undertaken by EPS Divisions and Interdivisional Groups. The EPS Committees run programmes and provide advice in other important areas. The EPS has prepared a series of Position Papers on a variety of topics, such as the Brain Drain and the Scientists' Oath.