Pragmatism is both a philosophical starting point and a philosophical tradition of its own right. With beginnings in America, it has drawn increased attention from philosophers, scholars and scientists across Europe. National and regional networks for collaboration, events and researcher exchange, as well as new journals have emerged.

The European Pragmatism Association, founded in 2012, promotes the philosophical and scientific research concerning and building upon this philosophical outlook by organizing events and supporting affiliated working groups and journals. Its aim is to enable cooperation between different nations and regions in Europe and highlight European research at global venues.