About EATA

EATA History

EATA was founded on July 16th 1976 as the European TA Association with the aim to bring together the numerous training activities in TA in Europe in a federated structure to ensure quality and standards and help create powerful national TA organisations, which can spread and develop Transactional Analysis in Europe.

From the beginning EATA was an organisation of membership organisations and worked in close co-operation – and with the same standards and requirements – as ITAA (the International Transactional Analysis Association in Oakland/USA).


For the first years the co-operation with ITAA was very close and training and exams were defined and organised with ITAA contracts and exams.

EATA currently has 34 membership associatons with more than 7550 members in 27 european countries it has been necessary to develop our own definitions and handling of these processes to be able to address the needs of the members in Europe more directly.


Some memories about the history of EATA, by Jan Hennig

Currently EATA is completely separated in its functioning from ITAA, which is still the central TA organisation for the whole world. The close connection is secured by organisational structures that ensure mutual information, co-operation and recognition. The basic standards for training and certification are still the same (with variations according to the different needs and state regulations in different countries).


See the statutes and council regulations of EATA

Mission Statement – The purpose of the European Association for Transactional Analysis is the following:

  • To promote knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, to develop its theory, and to ensure agreed standards of practice.
  • To promote cooperation in Europe in the field of Transactional Analysis.
  • Membership: the members of the Association are affiliated members of EATA through their national, regional, international or specialist TA Associations, which are affiliated with EATA.
  • The rights and conditions of Affiliation are decided by the EATA Council and layed down in the Council Regulations.
  • Only exceptionally individual members can be accepted where special circumstances warrant this.

For the implementation of its purposes, the Association will, in particular:

  • work to ensure conformity to agreed standards of training, certification and practice of Transactional Analysis in Europe.
  • encourage the participation of Transactional Analysis (TA) Associations in the formation and execution of EATA policy.
  • aid European TA Associations to coordinate their activities, including conferences, training and certification, publications and information, by facilitating communication between them.
  • organize European and intercontinental conferences on Transactional Analysis. provide information by way of publications and the diffusion of documents and texts.
  • translate works and documents about Transactional Analysis into European languages. encourage the professional development of practitioners of Transactional Analysis. support scientific research into the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis.
  • encourage contacts with persons and organisations interested in the development of human resources in fields other than that of Transactional Analysis.
  • call on the collaboration of specialists and practitioners.

EATA Committees: EATA has numerous Committees and Task Forces dedicated to providing the core functions of the organisation.

  •   EATA committee members are made up of council delegates who are elected or co-opted into their roles

EATA’s Organisational Structure: Download the EATA organisational / structural flow chart

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  •   EATA has an organisational structure that is not always easy to see.
  •   There are various groups and sub groups that make up the varied and international structure of EATA.
  •   To get a better idea of the structure there is an organisational structural diagram the flow chart.


EATA’s official address in Switzerland:
(Note this is not the EATA office)

c/o Fidulem International SA
Rue du Mont-Blanc 9
Case postale 1521
1211 Genève 1


Please Contact EATA at the office Address:

Silvanerweg 8
78464 Konstanz

Tel: +49 7531 95270
Fax: +49 7531 95271

Email: EATA@gmx.com