The “European Association for People Management” (EAPM) was founded in 1962 by the National Associations and Professional Institutions of Human Resource Management in France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The following countries are members of the EAPM: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Each country is represented by its National Association or Professional Institute of Human Resource Management.

The EAPM basic goals are to promote and develop knowledge on Human resource issues, Human Resource Management activities, and the importance of the field to industry, commerce and both public and private sector as well as to provide encouragement and support to human resource experts to set up and develop their own National Association in European countries which do not yet have them.

The EAPM has its own Newsletter which is a bi-annual update of what is happening in member countries around Europe.

Visit the EAPM website for more information.

The EAPM & CIPD Conferences (5-7 November 2013)


The “International Federation of Training and Development Organizations” (IFTDO) was founded in 1972 to identify, develop and transfer knowledge, skills and technology in order to enhance professional growth, performance and productivity.

The IFTDO currently represents more than 500,000 professionals in over 30 countries. IFTDO’s vision is to be a unique and effective resource to the Human Resource Development profession working for the betterment of life. The IFTDO has as its fundamental mission, to promote the concept of Human Resource Development as an effective tool across all sectors of society.

Each year, the IFTDO recognizes the projects and research that have made a real difference in the areas of training and development, through the Global HRD Awards.

Additionally, IFTDO organizes conferences that move from country to country each year, as well as regional conferences on a smaller scale.

The official Newsletter of the IFTDO is titled “IFTDO News” featuring the latest global news in the field.

Visit the IFTDO website for more information.


The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) was established in 1967 and its general purpose is to promote the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines, by such means as:

– encouraging the establishment and development of national associations of labour and employment relations specialists;
– facilitating the spread of information about significant developments in research and education in the field of labour and employment relations;
– organising worldwide and regional congresses; and
– promoting internationally planned research, by organising study groups on particular topics.~

Today the Association has over 1,000 members worldwide including prominent industrial relations scholars and practitioners and 34 national associations and 1 regional association who together form the ILERA Council.

An ILERA World Congress is convened every 3 years, where professionals interested in all aspects.

Visit the ILERA website for more information.


The “World Federation of People Management Association” (WFPMA) is a global organization representing more than 600,000 Human Resource Professionals in over 90 national Human Resource Associations around the world.

The WFPMA was founded in 1976 by the European Association for People Management (EAPM), Interamerican Federation of Personnel Administration (FIDAP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) aiming:

1. To improve the quality and effectiveness of professional human resource management, and to demonstrate the importance of the Human Resource Management role in all organizations, both public and private.
2. To assist in the establishment and development of regional and national Human Resource associations in those parts of the world where a relevant association does not exist.
3. To create and maintain contacts with all WFPMA member associations as well as with other organizations which have activity in the same or similar field.
4. To support or represent Human Resource Management Associations in their contacts with world organizations such as ILO, UNESCO, the UN.
5. To undertake research to further broaden understanding of Human Resource Management issues.

The official Newsletter of the WFPMA is titled “WorldLink” and is published five times a year providing members of the WFPMA and other global HR professionals with news about developments in the field from all around the world.

Visit the WFPMA website for more information.