Core Societies

Core Societies

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)​

EAP​ is not only a Paediatric Society made of European and non-European paediatricians, but it also represents the Paediatric Section of UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) composed of delegates from European national and specialist paediatric societies and as such, represents the official political voice for children and paediatricians throughout Europe.

The European Academy of Paediatrics exists to promote the health of children and young people in Europe. It aims to improve standards in training, service and research and to represent the professional interests of paediatricians in the EU. It incorporates the section of paediatrics of the European Union of Medical Specialists and therefore has influence in the political arena to advocate for children and young people as well as for the profession.

EAP basically wants that all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who live in Europe, regardless of race, creed, social condition or environmental circumstances, attain their optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being; all this by making sure that there is an adequate workforce of appropriately trained physicians who are capable of administering the best possible care to children. Our vision is to make this possible. Our mission is to provide practical assistance in assuring that the physicians who will be taking care of children will be competent to do so.

The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC)

The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care of the critically ill children and newborns.

Our society is comprised of Nurses, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals who are committed to share knowledge, improve the quality of paediatric and neonatal intensive care; and devoted to highly promoting multidisciplinary collaboration at European and international level.

​In this endeavour, ESPNIC is dedicated to promoting and advancing the art and science of paediatric and neonatal intensive care and raising awareness amongst professionals of the field, European and international organisations through a wide range of activities including annual congresses, training programmes, teaching courses and network opportunities with the leading experts in the fields of PICU & NICU.​

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)​ has been at the forefront of paediatric medical care and innovation since 1958.

As one of the oldest and most prolific Paediatric research societies in Europe, the ESPR co-organises annual conferences, supports investigators with research grants, runs a mentoring programme and disseminates cutting-edge findings through its journal Pediatric Research, amongst others.

Together with the European Board of Neonatology (EBN), the ESPR’s educational branch, the society organises hands-on pre-congress courses, workshops, as well as summer and winter schools. These underpin key areas of practice within the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Training in Neonatology. In addition, through NOTE, a joint venture with the University of Southampton, the ESPR offers online postgraduate neonatal education to doctors and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners

Based on its heritage and proudly looking back at a long list of achievements, the ESPR continues to promote scientific excellence and collaboration between different paediatric specialities. This the ESPR does from ‘bench to bedside’ – meaning it fosters research to improve patient treatment and advance clinical practice.

The ESPR’s mission is to develop and apply research to improve newborn and child health. In this way, the society seeks to provide the foundation for a healthy population in Europe and beyond.