The European Anthropological Association is a scientific organization that promotes research and teaching activities in the field of anthropology in European countries, as well as the exchange of information, workshops, scientific congresses and postgraduate studies. EAA congresses are held every two years in various European cities. The first EAA Congress was held in Zagreb in 1977, thus beginning the tradition of scientific gatherings of anthropologists, which unites them in their mission and vision to this day. The 13th EAA Congress was held in Zagreb in 2002 and the 20th EAA Congress in 2016.

20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association: „European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology“

August 24 – August 28, 2016, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb

From 24 to 28 August 2016, 200 participants from 26 countries gathered in Zagreb for the 20th Congress of the European Anthropological Society. The Congress included a variety of ways in which scientific research can, is or will be used to understand and overcome the social processes and risks posed by new technologies, global economic development, changing demographic structure and the increased complexity of managing modern societies. The president of the congress was S. Missoni, the honorary president was academician P. Rudan, the general secretary of the congress was B. Cvitkušić and the secretary was M. Čoklo.

Program 20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association

13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association: „A Quarter Century of the European Anthropological Association – Reflections and Perspectives“

August 30 – September 3, 2002, Zagreb

A 13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association was held in Zagreb from August 30 to September 3, 2002, under the name A Quarter Century of the European Anthropological Association (EAA) – Reflections and Perspectives. The Congress brought together 419 scientists from 36 countries in Europe and the rest of the world. 30 lectures were held in 6 plenary sections, with 172 oral presentations and 234 posters. Through a wide range of anthropological topics, the emphasis was on reviewing the EAA’s achievements to date and defining its future goals, especially in strengthening cooperation and expanding opportunities for anthropological education within Europe. P. Rudan was the president, and the employees of the Institute A. Sujoldžić, B. Janićijević, N. Smolej Narančić, L. Barać, M. Peričić and P. Rajić were members of the Organizing Committee of the Congress.

1st Congress of the European Anthropological Association

September 1-3, 1977, Zagreb

The first congress of the European Anthropological Society was held in Zagreb from 1st to 3rd September 1977. The congress was organized by the Croatian organizing committee in which H. Maver acted as president, P. Rudan as general secretary, A. Sujoldžić, Z. Grgić and Lj. Schmutzer as secretary, and B. Macarol (Janićijević) as treasurer.