The European Mathematical Society (EMS) is a learned society representing mathematicians throughout Europe. It is registered as a non-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland.
The purpose of the EMS is to further the development of all aspects of mathematics in the countries of Europe. In particular, the Society aims to promote research in mathematics and its applications. It will assist and advise on problems of mathematical education. It concerns itself with the broader relation of mathematics to society. In short, it seeks to establish a sense of identity amongst European mathematicians. Created by and for the European mathematical community, the EMS is an effective intermediary between mathematicians and those in charge of politics and funds in the European Union.
The Statutes and By-laws, adopted by the EMS Council, regulate the structure and operation rules of the EMS.