EFN receives the European Women’s Prize

EFN receives the European Women’s Prize

Posted on December 3, 2020

The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) is proud to announce that the EU nurses have been awarded the prestigious 2020 Women of Europe Awards, in the ‘Woman in Action’ category.

The EFN, representing 3 million EU and 6 million European nurses, was nominated by the European Women’s Lobby for the nurses instrumental role and exceptional commitment to working on the frontline during the COVID-crisis, providing expert care 24/7 at  the bedside of patients, in the most difficult unprecedented circumstances, risking their own lives and that of their loved ones.

Special mention is appropriate for all the EFN Members – the National Nursing Associations in the EU and Europe – for their ongoing commitment to EFN and their relentless support within their countries  incredible and professional frontline nurses whose expertise and knowledge is central to saving lives and  comforting patients in extremely difficult working conditions, all the while maintaining essential support services to those who require healthcare.

“We are genuinely overwhelmed and delighted for this exceptional recognition. It is just wonderful for the millions of frontline nurses across Europe that have relentlessly and selflessly provided life-saving care to the Citizens of Europe during the pandemic while risking their own health and that of their families. This is a great surprise, and our nurses are so honoured to receive this prestigious award. With so little real recognition for their commitment and bravery this is so valued, cherished and celebrated award for all our nurses and their families” said Elizabeth Adams, EFN President.