EFP History

The European Federation of Parasitologists was founded on November, 14, 1966 in Jablonna, Poland. The initiator of the European Federation was Pr Witold Stefanski, well-known Polish parasitologist and director of the Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

A copy of the EFP foundation act can be found here

The first European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP) was organised by Pr Jean Marie Doby in Rennes, France

(1-4 September 1971).

Subsequently, the EFP has organized an EMOP every four years: 

  • Trogir, Yugoslavia, 1-6 September 1975
  • Cambridge, UK, 7-13 September 1980
  • Izmir, Turkey, 14-19 October 1984
  • Budapest, Hungary, 4-9 September 1988
  • Den Hague, Netherlands, 7-11 September 1992
  • Parma, Italy, 2-6 September 1996
  • Poznan, Poland, 10-14 September 2000
  • Valencia, Spain, 18-23 July 2004
  • Paris, France, 24-28 August 2008
  • Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 25-29 July 2012
  • Turku, Finland, 20-24 July 2016

  • Belgrade, Serbia, 12-16 October 2021 (postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Prof Witold Stefanski

The following Executive boards were elected during the different EMOPs

President: Garnham
Vice president: Kozar, Piekarski
Secretary: Peters

President: Doby
Vice presidents: Pawlowski, Kassai, Peters
Secretary: Petrovic
Treasurer: Freyvogel

President: Kassai
Vice presidents: Vassilev, Yasarol
Secretary: Peters
Treasurer: Freyvogel

President: Cordero del Campillo
Vice presidents: Vassilev, Van der Kaay
Secretary: Thulin
Treasurer: Muller

President: Muller
Vice presidents: Coba, Jansen
Secretary: Thulin
Treasurer: Mehlhorn

President: Halvorsen
Vice presidents: Mas-Coma
Secretary: Borgsteede
Treasurer: Arme

1996 President: Halvorsen
Vice presidents: Mas-Coma, Borgsteede
Secretary: Altintas
Treasurer: Freyvogel

President: Houin
Vice presidents: Bruschi, Wedrychowicz
Secretary: Guruz
Treasurer: Sluiters

President: Mas-Coma
Vice presidents: Bruschi, Carlier
Secretary: Mariaux
Treasurer: Sluiters

2008 President: Mas-Coma;
Vice presidents: Dupouy-Camet, Linder
Secretary: Holland
Treasurer: Pozio

President: Dupouy-Camet;
Vice presidents: Romig, Cozma
Secretary: Holland
Treasurer: Pozio

President: Romig
Vice presidents: Cozma, Oksanen
Treasurer: Rinaldi

President: Djurkovic-Djakovic
Vice presidents: Villena,
Past President: Romig
Secretary: Robertson


Prof Prof PCC Garnham, 1st president

Prof Pr JM Doby, 2nd president

Prof Pr S. Mas-Coma, past president of the EFP, giving a YSA award

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