News From Brussels #7

July 12th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, The Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has placed healthcare quite high among its priorities for the six months to come. News about the situation of Nursing in the [...]

News From Brussels #6

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, Please find attached the sixth newsletter of 2024. This June’s “News From Brussels” discusses the new Code of Nursing Ethics in Greece, the 2024 Global Partners Meeting For Nursing and Midwifery, as [...]

News From Brussels #5

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, Please find attached the fifth newsletter of 2024. Political activity in Brussels is all but dead as elections are ante portas. Our national bodies though are actively continuing the work. Hopefully, news [...]

News From Brussels #4

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, Please find attached the fourth newsletter of 2024. It is very regretable that the main EU Health Program had its budget seriously reduced because of the war. Thankfully, the Commission seems to [...]

News From Brussels #3

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, Please find attached the third newsletter of 2024. We shall come back to you soon with some interesting proposals for ENC-led initiatives. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Kind regards, Theo [...]

News From Brussels #2

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Dear Friends, Please find attached the second newsletter of 2024. As you will see mental health is always at the top of the healthcare related agenda in the EU. Harmonised health data sharing and [...]


The European Nursing Council (ENC) is the only mono-professional association bringing together nurses and midwives regulatory bodies at the European level.



Bringing the voice of Nursing regulations to the European institutions by promoting patients rights, public health and safety. Feeding back to the works of the EU-bodies that are relevant to our sector.



ENC has a strategic partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The latter contributes to our studies, positions and demands of members. A number of working groups monitors specific thematics and our secretariat in Brussels ensure logistic support and promotion of our work.


ENC offers together with six other European partners a university recognized certificate on Telemedicine and telecare

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As FEPI before, and with a renewed enthusiasm and determination, the European Nursing Council (ENC) strives to become the voice of the European regulatory bodies and competent authorities for nursing in order to protect European citizens and patients by securing excellence in (1) nursing competences and practice , (2) professional standards, (3) continuous education and training and (4) codes of conduct. To realize these objectives, we act as an advocate for patient safety towards the European Institutions in order to promote patients’ rights and public health at the national an European levels. As a healthcare actor EU-wide, we are a valuable source of information for all stakeholders including nursing professionals, policy makers, patients, educators and researchers about nursing related issues across the EU. Since 2004, ENC is also collaborating with a worldwide network of universities and Nursing Councils in order to facilitate sharing of good practice. ENC strives to promote continuous nursing education and training as well as to lobby for high standards of public protection and patient safety. Towards this end, ENC organises periodic conferences and meetings across Europe with professionals from health sectors to increase good practice exchange and to foster dialogue with political and administrative bodies related to health sectors.

Founded in 2004, the ENC represents Regulatory Bodies and Competent Authorities for the Nursing profession throughout the European Union.

The General Assembly of ENC is the supreme body of the organization. It is composed of all its full members. Associated and observer members may attend but have no voting rights. Correspondent organizations may also be invited to attend.


ENC Secretariat in Brussels monitors all EU information relating to our profession and forwards it to the member organisations, along with a first analysis, via a monthly newsletter, the “News From Brussels”. Thus, Members come back to the Secretariat with feedback on issues of particularinterest to them, sometimes suggesting possibilities of common actions.


EU related issues of particular interest are discussed in the framework of ENC’s ad hoc Working Groups. An Executive Board, elected by all active ENC members, for a four years mandate, is coordinating all actions. It ensures contact with the Union’s institutions and Bodies and represents ENC in all relevant forums, assisted by the staff of the Secretariat composed of two to three political scientists and EU experts.


ENC, since 2004 is successfully maintaining close contacts with the European Commission’s Directorate Generals for Health, Research, Competition, Internal Market and Services. Furthermore, our organisation strives to develop strong friendships with several Members of the European Parliament interested in Nursing and Healthcare. At the same time, ENC is regularly consulted on issues related to the Liberal Professions more broadly due to its membership of the European Council of the Liberal Professions (CEPLIS).