The European Midwives Association (EMA)

We are a non-profit and non-governmental organisation of midwives, representing midwifery organisations and associations from the member states of the European Union (EU), members of the Council of Europe, the European Economic Area (EEA) and EU applicant countries.

What we do:
Provide a forum for European midwives to meet and discuss issues concerning midwifery sociationand women's health

Provide a minimum standards of midwifery education and practice within the EU
Maintain a presence and contribution avenues affecting health policy and midwifery within the EU.

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Latest news
Defining midwifery autonomy in Belgium: Consensus of a modified Delphi study
Although there is substantial literature on autonomy of midwifery, the concept remains vague, and what it exactly constitutes is little clear. Attempts to define this have been carried out, but did not result in a communal understanding. The aim of this study therefore was to define a consistent definition of midwifery autonomy in Belgium.
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Summary of the EU DG SANTE/WHO Europe
Supporting Ukraine, neighbouring EU MS, and Moldova: Information-sharing webinar on how civil society and health professionals can mobilise to support medical and public health needs of Ukrainian and displaced persons.
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The European Board And College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an EMA very important partnership has published a statement in support of their European Colleagues
Our hearts and thoughts are with our friends in the Ukraine. We understand that the burden of war is carried on the shoulders of women and their babies, and as obstetricians and gynaecologists the health and safety of women is our priority. Peace should prevail so healthcare can continue to be delivered safely to all women.
EMA members

There are three types of membership for EMA:

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Full members of EMA are midwifery organisations within the member states of the EU, the EEA and EU candidate countries, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin, which are admitted as such by the executive board can be granted to each midwifery organisation within each EU member state.
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Associated members of EMA are midwifery organisations within those countries of the Europe that are not eligible for full membership, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin which are admitted as such by the executive board.
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Associated members of EMA are midwifery organisations within those countries of the Europe that are not eligible for full membership, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin which are admitted as such by the executive board.
1
Full members of EMA are midwifery organisations within the member states of the EU, the EEA and EU candidate countries, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin, which are admitted as such by the executive board can be granted to each midwifery organisation within each EU member state.
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Associated members of EMA are midwifery organisations within those countries of the Europe that are not eligible for full membership, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin which are admitted as such by the executive board.
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Associated members of EMA are midwifery organisations within those countries of the Europe that are not eligible for full membership, legally established in accordance with the laws and customs of their country of origin which are admitted as such by the executive board.
Potential
member states
Country
Austria
Association
Österreichisches Hebammengremium
Country
Belgium
Association
Belgian Midwives Association