In 1990 the VvE Board planned to further develop to the contact with the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). This resulted in a permanent international representative from the VvE, who is closely involved in the IEA-EEF.

The IEA-EEF represents the epidemiological societies in 17 European countries (Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland). Each country is represented in the board. The board meets annually during the European / World Epidemiology Congress. The executive committee meets bimonthly. The IEA-EEF aims to organize a European conference in the non-WCE years and focuses on scientific developments in the field of public health.

The IEA-EEF organized a conference in the Netherlands in collaboration with the WEON and the VvE three times in recent years: in 1995 (The Hague), 2006 (Utrecht) and 2015 (Maastricht).

Members of the VvE are eligible for a discount on the membership of the IEA - EEF. The membership fee of the IEA is typically 80 US dollars. Members of the VvE receive a 50% discount (= 40 US dollars). As a special member you have the same rights as a member of the IEA, including access to the online version of the International Journal of Epidemiology, but you will not receive the printed version of this journal.

Are you a member of the VvE, and want to take advantage of opportunity to get a special membership of the IEA-EEF?
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