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Our mission

Established in 2004, FEPI is the European Federation of regulatory bodies and competent authorities for nursing.

 FEPI's primary aim is to protect European citizens by securing excellence in:

  • nursing competences and practice
  • professional standards
  • continuous education and training
  • codes of conduct

 FEPI seeks to achieve public protection and patient safety by being:

  • An advocator of patient safety to the European Institutions
  • A promoter of nursing excellence and public protection both at national and European levels
  • A source of information to nursing professionals, policy makers, consumers, educators and researchers
  • A networker of international organisations, academia and policy makers
  • A point of reference to any interested party that is seeking realiable data on nursing regulation across Europe

 FEPI’s areas of expertise and activity are :

  • Policy development at European level with a focus on patient safety and public protection across the internal market and beyond (advocacy action and political positions)
  • Active participation and positioning with regard to European legislation in the field (EC directives and regulations)
  • Data gathering and dissemination of issues regarding registration, fitness to practise, codes of conduct at European level (set up of European database of nursing regulators)
  • Support of self-regulation practice in those European countries where the area needs development (transfer of good regulation practice)
  • Promotion of continuous nursing education and training in line with European Life Long Learning policies

 The objectives of the FEPI are supported by the following activities:

  • The establishment of synergies and relationships of mutual benefit between Members;
  • Building relationships with the political and administrative bodies of the European Union as well as national and international organisations in the social and health sectors;
  • The communication of information, proposals, results of studies, research, etc.. on the same issues;
  • Periodic conferences, seminars and meetings on the objectives of FEPI;
  • The creation of newspapers or magazines in order to communicate scientific information to Members;
  • Participation or creation of other entities essential to achieve the objectives of FEPI.


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