The objective of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) is to promote the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of scholars normally resident in Europe whose research has a bearing on the subject (c.f. Constitution §3(i)).

The EASR is affiliated to the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which is active on a world wide basis. Most of the equivalent national associations within Europe hold corporate membership in the EASR. The EASR does not compete with any of these associations. Rather, it works in close cooperation with them and provides various networking services for this purpose.

The EASR has been since 2015 a member of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH). The EASSH brings together scientific networks, associations, disciplines and universities. Its main purpose is to promote research on social sciences and humanities as a resource for Europe and the world.