The European Economic Association (EEA) is an International scientific body, with membership open to all persons involved or interested in economics, that promotes the development of economic science throughout Europe, as well as communication between teachers, researchers and students, the links between university and research centres and relations between theoretical economists and policy-oriented economists.
The main aims of the EEA are:
- to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in Europe;
- to improve communication and exchange between teachers, researchers and students in economics in the different European countries;
- to develop and sponsor co-operation between teaching institutions of university level and research institutions in Europe." (article 2 of statutes)
The EEA cooperates, on a complementary and non-competing basis, with the existing national and international economic associations.