The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is an independent, supranational association of national European neurosurgical societies and individual members which arranges a variety of scientific courses, meetings and symposia, including the annual European Congress of Neurosurgery and the European Training Courses in Neurosrugery.

The legislative body of the EANS is its General Meeting which consists of representatives from national member societies and individual members. The General Meeting takes place at least annually and further extraordinary meetings of the Committee can be called. The Board of Officers (Board) of the EANS implements the decisions taken by the General Meeting; if the General Meeting is the "Parliament" of the EANS, the Board of Officers can be considered as its "cabinet". The Board meets at least once a year, during the EANS Annual Congress, and often more frequently.

Officers are elected for a term of 2 years, which runs from one Annual Congress to the one in two years. The future President and Chair of the Training Committee are elected by the General Meeting, two years before their term begins. All other officers are elected by the General Meeting, which takes place during the Annual Congress.

In addition, much of the work of the EANS is carried out by its Committees, and the Association also employs six professional salaried members of staff, who are responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.

You can view our structure in the format of an organogram.

The official journal of the EANS is The European Journal of Neurosurgery: Acta Neurochirurgica.

The EANS is constituted in Belgium and its constitution has been filed in Gent, Belgium.