EMSA envisions a united and solidary Europe in which medical students actively promote health. EMSA empowers medical students to advocate health in all policies, excellence in medical research, interprofessional healthcare education and the protection of human rights across Europe.


The European Medical Students´ Association – Association Européenne des Étudiants en Médecine (EMSA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation representing medical students from all across Europe. Founded 1990 in Brussels, it is the only voice of students within the European Medical Organisations. EMSA is recognised by the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the United Nations. The association provides a platform for high-level advocacy, projects, trainings, workshops and international meetings. Its activities gather around Medical Education, Medical Ethics and Human Rights, Health Policy, Public Health, Medical Science and European Integration and Culture.

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It is hard to condense in a few words what EMSA means to me. I must say that being a part of EMSA was a stepping stone into achieving my professional dreams. International experience, knowledge and great friends are just three examples of what I took with me when I left. In fact, I still feel I have never left: once part of EMSA for some time, you will be a part of EMSA forever. - Dr Sofia Ribeiro, Portugal - EMSA Honorary Life Member