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The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), former Standing Committee of Nurses of the EU (PCN), 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. Representing more than one million nurses over 34 National Nurses Associations at European Level, the EFN is the independent voice of the nursing profession. Its official working language is English.

 Mission & Objectives

 The mission of EFN 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 EFN provides a broad platform for developing health and social EU policy by supporting the European Union decision making process on all areas which affect the nursing profession. The EFN is strong on working towards a unified voice for nursing in the EU, promoting the value of nursing and strengthening the relationships between National Nursing Associations, specialist nurses and other health care professionals.

The EFN aims to bring to the attention of the EU the current and potential collaboration of nurses and nursing to meeting the health needs of the population throughout the Union.

 The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) shall strengthen the status and practice of the profession of nursing and the interests of nurses in the EU & Europe 






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Florence 2020

International Conference on the History of Nursing 
Firenze 13 – 15 febbraio 2020