The Pan-European Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Societies was established on 29 September 2001 in Amsterdam. About 150 guests and delegates from 18 European countries were present at the launching ceremony. PEFOTS represents TCM organizations in European countries. PEFOTS aims to promote cooperation between TCM organizations and practitioners in Europe, establish contacts with EU as well as EU member states health authorities.
PEFOTS mission is to promote and encourage cooperation between TCM organizations and practitioners across Europe. Developing and promoting a knowledge and understanding of Chinese Medicine within the European Union and member states remains a primary goal of the PEFOTS board and membership. PEFOTS has a strong representation in both the World Federation of TCM Societies (WFCMS) and the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS). Both international TCM organisations represent international standards of training and practice of Chinese medicine.