The mission of EFOST is to spread the idea of a common effort in the field of sports traumatology in Europe, coordinating the Societies and creating new ones in countries with no such organisations.
In 1992, the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology (EFOST), a new federation in sports trauma consisting of national sports trauma societies from the European countries was formed. A constitution for EFOST was accepted as a conclusion of its inaugural general assembly in 1993. The goal of EFOST was determined as bringing the Sport Traumatology Federations together and spreading its concept throughout Europe.
EFOST past activities include the 6th International EFOST Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 2010, 5th International EFOST Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 2008, 4th International EFOST Congress, Pavia, Italy, 2006, 3rd International EFOST Congress, Madrid, Spain, 2004, 2nd International EFOST Congress, Monaco, 2003 and the 1st International EFOST Congress in Munich, Germany, 2001 (combined with GOTS). Other EFOST activities include coordinating the Sports Traumatology Specialty Days at other major orthopaedic European conferences such as EFORT and ESSKA.