European Ostomy Association

Welcome on the website of the European Ostomy Association!

The European Ostomy Association (EOA) is a non-profit and a NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) for associations for ostomates all over Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. A total of 42 organizations belong to EOA. EOA is one of three regions organized in The International Ostomy Association (IOA).


World Ostomy Day 2018

The idea of the World Ostomy Day was born in 1993 and its father is Professor Dr. Gerhard Englert who at that time was the President of IOA. The purpose of the day was to raise public awareness of the condition and improve the quality of life people with a stoma.

ASTOM – The 25th anniversary!

Two big events the 25th anniversary of the Moscow city ostomy patients’ rehabilitation service and the 25th anniversary of the ostomy patients’ association ASTOM were celebrated at the conference that was held on the 6th of April at the Moskvitch Centre, Moscow. Read the report in PDF file: Astom-25thAnniversary or visit the ASTOM website.