EFN Members in Brussels for the 109th EFN General AssemblyPosted on April 12, 2019
National representatives of 3 million EU nurses met in Brussels for the biannual EFN General Assembly, on 11 and 12 April. This represents a crucial moment for the 36 EFN Members, that take the opportunity to share views and analyse the key political topics that are driving the EU agenda and discuss the nursing contribution, in addition to their impact on the nursing profession and the citizens of Europe.
Improving the quality of working conditions for nurses and ensuring that the workforce remains skilled and motivated are key priorities for the EFN. In this sense, the 109th EFN General Assembly was a key occasion to reflect and elaborate on the needed actions to improve nursing skills, knowledge and training programmes, and liaise and share views with Agata Walaszczyk-Terrasse (EC DG GROW) on the nursing skills, and with Jeroen Jutte (EC DG Employment) on the EU country reports 2019 & EU semester, seen as a key tool to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The EFN Members are strongly engaged to ensure that nurses’ contribution is valued and their involvement in EU policy-making is key to benefit patients and health systems.