Membership Application


Want to become a member of the European Federation of Nurses Associations?

Then please fill in the membership application form below and send it back to the EFN Brussels Office, by email (efn@efn.be) or by post (Clos du Parnasse, 11A – 1050 Brussels – Belgium).

Please note that, as referred to in the EFN Constitution – Article 6 (Membership) – membership is granted following formal application to and in agreement by the General Assembly, to National Nurses Associations/Organisations (NNAs) and/or a section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations from countries in membership of the European Union and/or of the Council of Europe and in compliance with the following criteria:

  1. The nurses in membership of the National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations are individuals who have completed a nursing education programme and are qualified and authorised in their country to practise as a nurse (Ref. ICN Definition);
  2. The National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations is a nationally based organisation, independent of government, and open to membership for all nurses in the country;
  3. The National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations has its own separate regulations that are not in conflict with the mission and objectives of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN);  
  4. The National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations is controlled by nurses, gaining its authority from its members, and speaks on nursing matters;
  5. The National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations is an entity established in accordance with the laws of its country;
  6. The National Nurses Association/Organisation (NNA) or the section of National Healthcare Workers Associations/Organisations has existed for a minimum of 3 years.
  7. Observer status is granted to international associations/organisations, European institutions and associations/organisations that are deemed suitable, as determined by the General Assembly.  
  8. Reference is also made to definitions provided in the Internal Regulation.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EFN Brussels Office by email: efn@efn.be, or by phone: +32 2 512 74 19.