Established in 1961 in Garmisch as the Communauté des Association d’Editeurs de Journaux du Marché Commun (the Confederation of Newspaper Publishers of the Common Market - CAEJ), following the Treaty of Rome in 1957 which established the European Communities, CAEJ operated as a forum for discussion and exchange of information for European publishers, as well as meeting Heads of State and issuing statements on pan-European issues related to the newspaper publishing industry.


In 1991 the decision was taken to establish a formal association with a permanent office in Brussels, and CAEJ was re-born as an international non-profit trade association established under Belgian law (aisbl). 


In the mid-1990’s the association changed its name to ENPA – the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association. Today ENPA represents publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, working in both the print and digital environment. Over the years, ENPA has evolved while continuing to work to achieve its core objectives: to promote the interests of the news media publishing sector towards the European institutions and to provide timely input on any legislation, policy or initiative with a direct or indirect impact on the independent press sector.