European Management Assistants was founded in 1974 under its former name European Association of Professional Secretaries, EAPS, and is now represented in 26 countries (20 National Groups and individual members in 5 other countries) by approximately 1,500 members. The professional journal of the Association, Pro-Active, is issued three times a year. In Luxembourg, the association was founded in 1993, by Maria Ibald, who remained chairman until 1997
Today EUMA Luxembourg is a multilingual group of Management Assistants, who are building a professional network to exchange ideas, information and services and playing an active role in Luxembourg business community. Our members work for the managing directors of big international companies in Luxembourg, most of them of the financial industry.
We organize regular events (conferences, visits, social gatherings and training sessions) in Luxembourg related to management assistants’ professional development and practices. Our activities are a great opportunity to meet and network with local professional and business partners.
The Association also aims to develop and promote European cross-cultural relationships through the exchange of ideas and practices among European professionals, the organization of international events, both cultural and business related and by assisting members who wish to work in other European countries represented in the Association.
The Association is governed by the Annual General Meeting and is administered by the Council. The Council is comprised of the Association's Officers, or Executive Committee, three representatives from each National Group: National Chairman, National Treasurer, National Public Relations Officer; three Affiliate members representing Employers, three Affiliate members representing Educators; and the Founder. The Council meets twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn. The Executive Committee is responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day running of the Association.