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Learned national societies or similar national scientific organisations


EPSO offers learned national societies and similar scientific organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces on policy issues.

Organisations interested in signing the MoU are welcome to contact EPSO.

The following learned national societies signed the MoU and collaborate with EPSO already:        

European Organisations 

  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology 
  • ESF - European Science Foundation 
  • ISE - Initiative for Science in Europe
  • ELSF - European Life Sciences Forum  
  • EUCARPIA - The European Association of Plant Breeders 
  • FESPB - Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology - Memorandum of understanding between EPSO and FESPB (Dec 2008) 
  • EFB - European Federation of Biotechnology          

International organisations:

EPSO is a founding member of the Global Plant Council and has links to the other GPC members:     

  • ASPB - American Society of Plant Biologists  
  • ASPS - Australian Society of Plant Scientists 
  • CSPP - Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists / Plant Canada  
  • JSPP -  Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists  
  • NZU - New Zealand Universities 


  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

EPSO is a member of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) and has links to the other ISE members:    

  • EAS - European Atherosclerosis Society
  • ELSO - European Life Scientist Organisation *
  • EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory *
  • EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organisation *
  • EPS - European Physical Society
  • EUA - European University Association
  • FEBS - Federation of European Biochemical Societies *
  • FENS - Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
  • Group of European Nobel Laureats - contact: Tim Hunt
  • Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

EPSO is a member of the ELSF and has links to the other ELSF members:

They are indicated with an asterix in the list above.


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EPSO is an independent academic organisation currently representing 61 institutional members bringing together more than 204 research institutes, departments and universities from 29 countries in Europe and beyond.