EIF is a network of 17 national Associations of illustrators based in 14 European countries.  We represent over 12,000 illustrators based in Europe.

The EIF defends the rights of illustrators and promotes illustration within Europe. We represent our members' common interests by liasing with other networks and authorities of the European Union.

The EIF furthers exchange of knowledge and critical debate between professional
illustrators and their clients across Europe through conferences, exhibitions, research and education.


Know your rights!

EIF campaigns to help illustrators grow their profession. We encourage illustrators to learn how to protect their rights, and be confident in pricing and negotiating with commissioners. Our campaigns are a joint effort to create more awareness on the illustration profession in Europe. Because we aim to improve professional standards within the creative industry.

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EIF Events

Our events are a moment for members’ associations and individual illustrators to exchange information and share best practices. We organise yearly EIF Member meetings. We participate with a stand at the major bookfairs and festivals in Europe and offer portfolio sessions, talks and one-to-one advice to all participating illustrators.