1. Promotion of a high standard in clinical practice, education and research in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology including bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy as well as in the education and training of endoscopy staff
  2. Exchange of knowledge and experience with related national and international associations. This will be achieved for example by launching joint international multicentre research projects, establishing procedural and training standards, and a unified terminology to improve communication
  3. To organize regular meetings in association with various national and international organizations
  4. To support regional conferences, symposia or workshops
  5. To promote the establishment of local national branches of the EABIP in Europe
  6. To encourage manuscript contributions to Respiration, this will serve as the organ of publication for the Association