|Formation||28 July 1948|
|51 Judo federations|
|Dr László Tóth|
| Hrvoje Lindi |
|Dr Martin Poiger|
The EJU consists of 51 national Judo federations/associations, and is itself recognised by the IJF as one of five continental unions. The organisation of the administration of Judo is based on a pyramid system of regulations, with the IJF the world governing body, the EJU the European governing body, and national Judo associations the governing bodies at domestic level.
The first meeting was held on July 26, 1948, in London to form the European Judo Union (EJU). Representatives from Great Britain, Austria, and the Netherlands took part. The meeting was adjourned until the following Wednesday. On July 28 finally, Great Britain put forward the motion: "That the European Judo Union be now formed on the basis of the Constitution as approved, and that all other European countries be circulated with a copy of it and be invited to join." This was seconded by Holland and approved unanimously. France, who was allowed to express opinions but not to vote.
The object of the proposed Union was the standardisation of judo rules and procedures and the establishment of an international body for arbitration. Inclusion of judo in the Olympic Games was first mentioned in this meeting. Young French publisher Henry D. Plee suggested that he print a translation of the Kodokan's monthly magazine in English and French; the EJU agreed to make it an official organ of the EJU.
After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, in February 2022 Russian Sergey Soloveychik resigned as European Judo Union President, a position he had held since 2007, and thereafter the Russian Judo Federation and the Belarusian Judo Federation suspended their participation in all EJU international events, and the EJU cancelled two events that had been scheduled to take place in Russia. In addition, the EJU withdrew Russian President Vladimir Putin's title of Honorary President of EJU.
|1949||John Barnes||Great Britain|
|1952–1957||Jaap Nauwelaerts D'Agé||Netherlands|
|2022||Otto Kneitinger - ad interim||Germany|
|European Judo Championships||Montpellier, France||03 - 05 November 2023|
|European Judo Championships Mixed Team||Krakow, Poland||01 July 2023|
|U23 European Judo Championships||Potsdam, Germany||17 - 19 November 2023|
|Junior European Judo Championships||The Hague, Netherlands||07 – 10 September 2023|
|Cadet European Judo Championships||Coimbra, Portugal||22 – 25 June 2023|
|Veteran European Judo Championships||Podčetrtek, Slovenia||08 - 11 June 2023|
|Kata European Judo Championships||Podčetrtek, Slovenia||12 – 14 June 2023|
|European Club Championships - Champions League||Belgrade, Serbia||09 December 2023|
|European Club Championships - Europa League||Belgrade, Serbia||10 December 2023|
|Games of Small States of Europe||Valetta, Malta||30 May - 01 June 2023|
- Albanian Judo Federation
- Andorra Judo Federation
- Armenian Judo Federation
- Austrian Judo Federation
- Azerbaijan Judo Federation
- Belarusian Judo Federation
- Belgium Judo Federation
- Bosnia & Herzegovina Judo Federation
- British Judo Association
- Bulgarian Judo Federation
- Croatian Judo Federation
- Cyprus Judo Federation
- Czech Judo Federation
- Danish Judo Federation
- Dutch Judo Federation
- Estonian Judo Association
- Faroe Islands Judo Federation
- Finnish Judo Association
- French Judo Federation
- Macedonian Judo Federation
- Georgian Judo Federation
- German Judo Federation
- Hellenic Judo Federation
- Hungarian Judo Association
- Iceland Judo Federation
- Irish Judo Association
- Israel Judo Association
- Italian Judo Federation
- Kosovo Judo Federation
- Latvia Judo Federation
- Liechtenstein Judo Federation
- Lithuanian Judo Federation
- Luxembourg Judo Federation
- Malta Judo Federation
- Moldova Judo Federation
- Monaco Judo Federation
- Montenegro Judo Federation
- Norwegian Judo Federation
- Polish Judo Association
- Portugal Judo Federation
- Romanian Judo Federation
- Russian Judo Federation
- San Marino Judo Federation
- Serbia Judo Federation
- Slovak Judo Federation
- Slovenian Judo Federation
- Spanish Judo Federation
- Swedish Judo Federation
- Swiss Judo Federation
- Turkish Judo Federation
- Ukrainian Judo Federation
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