"The role of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) is to represent, promote and develop the profession of radiography in Europe, within the whole range of medical imaging, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy and moreover everything that is directly or indirectly related or beneficial to this role, everything in the broadest meaning".
The founding of the Federation is agreed upon by 29 professional societies that represent radiographers in the geographic continent of Europe as a result of a meeting in Prague on the 17th of November 2007.
Many European radiographer societies had been meeting and cooperating already since the nineteen fifties. In 2006 they met to further explore formalisation of this cooperation at the European level. A working group was installed to prepare this big step. In November 2007 the societies met again in Prague and it was decided to set up the European Federation of Radiographer Societies.
2008 was a transitional year to prepare the internal organisation and to arrange legal establishment in March 2008, (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
The first EFRS Annual General Meeting was held in Lisbon in November 2008.
In 2012 33 radiographer societies from 31 countries in the geographical region of Europe are registered as full member, one trade union joined as affiliate member and 35 universities from 16 countries are cooperating as affiliate member in HENRE - the EFRS educational wing.
Through its member organisations the EFRS represents more than 100.000 radiographers in Europe.