about us

who we are


Welcome to the official web site of the European Paratroopers Association, the home of the European Military Parachutists. We hope that you can get all the information you need about who we are and what we do. And now some words about us…

Our Organization

The European Paratroopers Association is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational organization of active, reserve and retired military and police parachutists founded by a group of European Paratroopers in August 2001 as the European Military Parachute Association, and in September 2004 we adopted the present name. Our organization is a recognized non-profit association supported by dues and managed by a Board of Directors elected from among the active members. We support free democratic basic rights. Our membership consists mostly of active, reserve and retired soldiers and police of European Union, NATO and friendly countries' armed forces.

Our Mission

Our primary Mission is to train our members to improve their military and police skills and knowledge. Every year we offer our members comprehensive basic and advanced airborne, combat, medical and waterborne training, organize frequent military training courses and promote international social events. We are in touch and have good and close cooperation with elite Military and Police Units in Europe, USA, Russia and Ukraine in order to performe joint military and police training and take part in different international military exercise. We support world wide Military and Police Units, Government Reserve Organizations and National Paratroopers Associations interested in and performing military tactical training and military parachute jumps. We emphasize international contacts with active and former military and police parachutists in Europe and world wide to promote the airborne brotherhood, the comradeship among soldiers of different nations and international relationships according to the spirit of international understanding and mutual tolerance.

Join Us!

All active, reserve and retired soldiers and police can join us and once becoming members of the European Paratroopers Association can take part in all of our training and social events. More information on the application process of the EPA can be found on the membership page.


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The European Paratroopers Association (EPA), exists to provide training in parachuting and combat tactics and techniques in general. Registered in Italy as an Association, it is recognized as a non-profit organization according to the tax code certificate of the Italian tax office, Tax Code No. 95125950659 dated 20 April 2010.