International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is an accredited non-governmental organisation representing midwives and midwifery to organisations worldwide to achieve common goals in the care of mothers and newborns. ICM works closely with the WHO, UNFPA and other UN Agencies; global professional health care organisations including the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Pediatric Association (IPA), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), non-governmental organisations; bilateral and civil society groups.

European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s (EBCOG) aim is to improve the health of women and unborn and newborn babies by promoting the highest possible standards of care. EBCOG’s core activities are education and training. We work with subspecialties, special interest societies, trainees and European interest groups to achieve this. We work closely with the European trainees’ organisation, ENTOG and offer fellowships together annually.

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families. It brings together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. EFCNI’s vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

The European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) was initiated in early 2005 by a group of interested parties from several countries. The aim of the Forum is to improve the health of the population by promoting strong Primary Care. This is done by advocating for Primary Care, by generating data and evidence on Primary Care and by exchanging information between its members. The Forum seeks to expand its membership and thereby to become a leading force for strengthening Primary Care in Europe.

The mission of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union (EU). EMA is committed to enabling timely patient access to new medicines, and plays a vital role in supporting medicine development for the benefit of patients. The Agency uses a wide range of regulatory mechanisms to achieve these aims, which are continuously reviewed and improved.

The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes gender equity in public health, research and social policies across Europe. The EIWH uses evidence based arguments to influence the policy environment. Over the years, we have worked closely with the European commission, member states and the world health organisation to place gender main streaming on the health and research agenda.


The Patient Access Partnership (PACT) enables different health stakeholders to join forces to develop, drive and propose to the European Commission and the European Member States sustainable solutions to ensure equitable patients’ access to quality healthcare in the EU. Stakeholders will actively participate in delivering these solutions ensure equitable patients’ access to quality healthcare in the EU. The activities of the Patient Access Partnership are patient-focused.

The European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) is the voice of nursing and midwifery within WHO European Region. Working in partnership and strategically with WHO and other key stakeholders we aim to influence health policy, improve the quality of health services and the health of people . As the nature of care changes we believe that strengthening and developing the nursing and midwifery workforce through the provision of lifelong learning and research delivers excellence in public health and people-centered healthcare.

The World Health Organisation – Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO European Region, which comprises 53 countries, covering a vast geographical region from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. WHO/Europe coordinates with the European Union and its agencies, and is host organization and partner of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. WHO is the authority responsible for public health within the United Nations system.

The European Federation of nurses (EFN) was established in 1971 to represent the nursing profession and its interests to the European Institutions, based on the nursing education and free movement Directives being drafted by the European Commission then. EFN mission is to promote and protect nurses and the nursing profession with particular reference to the EU, by lobbying the European Institutions, like: the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.


The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) represents national medical associations across Europe. We are committed to contributing the medical profession’s point of view to EU institutions and European policymaking through pro-active cooperation on a wide range of health and healthcare-related issues. Over the last six decades, the huge increase in European legislation relating to medicine and the medical profession has broadened the CPME activities far beyond the compelling problems with which its founders were faced, namely the impact of the concept of free movement of physicians to practice in the member states of the European Community.

The Nordic Midwives Association (NJF) it is a non-profit and autonomous confederation of midwives, representing midwifery organizations and associations from Nordic. NJF consists of midwifery organizations in Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It furnishes a forum for the midwives to meet and confab concerns relating to midwifery and women’s health. Its main aim is to Encourage basic standards of midwifery edification and practice.