ROLE AND PURPOSE (from the EFRS constitution)
"The role of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) is to represent, promote and develop the profession of radiography in Europe, within the whole range of medical imaging, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy and moreover everything that is directly or indirectly related or beneficial to this role, everything in the broadest meaning".
The European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) was founded in 2008 by 27 professional societies of radiographers. Before that many European radiographer societies had been meeting and cooperating already since the nineteen fifties under the umbrella of the ISRRT.
Now in 2015 already 38 radiographer societies from 32 countries in the geographical region of Europe are registered as full member, 49 educational institutions from 25 countries joined as affiliate members and are cooperating in the EFRS educational wing. Also one trade union joined as affiliate member.
Through its member organisations the EFRS represents more than 100.000 radiographers and 8000 radiography students in Europe.