The European Association for People Management (EAPM) was founded in 1962 by the national associations and professional institutions of personnel management in France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
By 1989 the number of full member countries had risen to 16. These were: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Today, EAPM has member associations in 30 different countries across all Europe. Each of the countries is represented by its national association or professional institute of personnel management.