The ESP has working groups, most of them oriented towards a subspeciality in pathology, some towards other areas of interest. The working groups are platforms for ESP members with a common interest for sharing expertise and knowledge. Main activities of the working groups are:
preparing proposals for congress programs
providing ideas for educational programs
represent the ESP in affiliated learned societies and congresses
serving as knowledge provider for the ESP on the topics they cover
Each working group is chaired by a member who is appointed by the ESP Executive Councilfor a period of 4 years, following election by the members of the working group. The ESP offers each working group an annual budget to support activities and a platform for a business meeting at the Annual European Congress.