IABA Europe aims to foster the participation of European scholars within the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) by organizing biannual conferences, publishing an e-journal, and facilitating contacts through this website. The European chapter of IABA was founded at the conference ‘Life Writing in Europe’, held from 29-31 October 2009 at VU University in Amsterdam. Biennial conferences have been organised since then.

The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) was founded in 1999 as a multidisciplinary network that aims to broaden the world vision of auto/biographers, scholars and readers, to deepen the cross-cultural understanding of self, identity and experience, and to carry on global dialogues on life writing.