The European Proteomics Association (EuPA) is the federation of European national proteomics societies. EuPA was founded in 2005 and is a federation of 21 European national proteomics societies. It has been established to coordinate and integrate national initiatives within the proteomics field. The main objectives are to strengthen and promote fundamental research and applications, as well as education and training in all areas of proteomics throughout Europe. EuPA is a non-profit organisation.

The Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC) was initiated by the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) to favor the networking of young European scientists in proteomics. In the course of the 10th Annual EuPA Congress, representatives of YPIC held a meeting in order to launch the creation of the Club. One of the most important issues discussed during the kick-off meeting was the election of a YPIC president and executive committee members. After a short presentation of the candidates, YPIC’s first board was elected. Every two years at the annual EuPA conference we vote a new board.

The European Bioinformatics Community for Mass Spectrometry (EuBIC-MS) is an initiative for mass spectrometry (MS) related bioinformatics. Its aim is to improve bioinformatics for MS-based omics research through the setup of community-driven initiatives improving the collaboration, funding, publication, and training activities.