The decision to create the Confederation of the European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, CEORL-HNS was taken during the 1st Meeting of the European Academy of ORL-HNS which took place from June 27 - 30, 2009 in Mannheim.

Following Mannheim, the constitution of the Confederation was drafted and adopted in the General Assemblies of both EUFOS and the EAORL-HNS during the 1st Congress of the CEORL-HNS, July 2-6, 2011 in Barcelona. It has since been registered in Vienna, Austria.