Founding Europe Chapter

In the summer of 1982 during a workshop in Munich, Germany, Jan Moraal of the Institute for Perception, TNO in Soesterberg, the Netherlands put forward the idea to found an European Chapter of the Human Factors Society.

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Annual meetings

Europe Chapter meetings are open to all who are interested in attending. Registration fee will be euro sign 370 for non members, euro sign 360 for Europe Chapter members, and euro sign 270 for students (we will actively check student cards).

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On these pages we offer services to our members. Goal is facilitate the establishment of contact between parties. Chapter members can post vacancies at their institute..

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Europe Chapter, is organised to serve the needs of the human factors profession in Europe. Its purpose is to promote and advance through the interchange of knowledge and methodology in the behavioural, biological, and physical sciences, the understanding of the human factors involved in, and the application of that understanding to the design, acquisition, and use of hardware, software, and personnel aspects of tools, devices, machines, equipment, computers, vehicles, systems, and artificial environments of all kinds.

The Chapter is an affiliate of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc., a nonprofit corporation chartered by the State of California, USA, to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes by authority of, and in accordance with, the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws, and the operating rules of the Society now in force or hereafter amended.

Scientific meetings

On this site you can find information about the scientific meetings that are organised by the chapter every year, and that have resulted in edited proceedings. Attendance of the conferences usually consists of many chapter members and officers, as well as of non-member ergonomists from all over the world. Since 2009 we have a Best Poster Award. Starting 2014 there is also an Early Career Award. The first award will be handed over on the Lisbon Conference in October.
Also on this site are a list of the present officersmembership forms and information how you can become a member, our most recent newsletter, examples of bad ergonomics and design, and you might even find a new job in our service section.

August 20th 2013 the Europe Chapter had a total of 213 members from The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Spain, the USA, Belgium, France, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Fiji, Austria, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, India, Malaysia, Australia, and Italy.

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