EASO is an action driven association and develops projects in order to meet our charitable objectives.

Our objectives are

  • Raising awareness of obesity as a major health priority in Europe
  • Developing,  promoting and delivering education for the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in Europe
  • Promoting, informing and engaging in European obesity research
  • Disseminating key obesity-related messaging alongside evidence-based guidelines and developments
  • Communicating with relevant internal and external stakeholders, and promoting multidisciplinary collaboration

EASO only develops projects that meet these objectives and that are designed to have an impact on patient, scientific and medical communities of Europe. These ambitious goals are achieved through collaboration with partners that share our strategic vision and promote a multi-stakeholder approach.

EASO only partners with organisations demonstrating a clear commitment to addressing the challenge of obesity in Europe and to helping EASO achieve its charitable objectives.  EASO only accepts funding for specific projects and via unrestricted grants, and is currently engaged in project partnerships with Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and Company, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Pfizer. EASO has recently received support from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to award five research grants.



EASO connects the leading obesity specialists in Europe. As a dynamic and active biomedical association, EASO has strong networks in 36 countries across Europe, and plays a major role in the most relevant European obesity projects.


EASO delivers education in Europe through its Task Forces and COMs network in the form of workshops, symposia, training courses and schools, online course offerings, position statements and guidelines.


EASO improves the standard of obesity management in Europe through our Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management (COMs) network, and via management guidelines, educational courses, mentoring and development COMs initiative, and scientific exchange programmes.


EASO supports and develops research and the development of position statements through its Scientific Advisory Board and via its participation in several EU funded research projects.


EASO informs and collaborates with a range of stakeholders across Europe, including the EU Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, to improve and emphasise the understanding that unhealthy overweight and obesity are major European health issues.


EASO develops scientists of the future through our Awards for Scientific Excellence and Early Career Network teaching schools, and training webinar series initiatives.


EASO engages with and represents European obesity patient communities via our advocacy across Europe and the strong EASO relationship with The European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO).