EFNNMAThe European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) is the voice of nursing and midwifery within WHO European Region.Working in partnership and strategically with WHO and other key stakeholders we aim to influence health policy, improve the quality of health services and the health of people across the 53 Member States of the Region. We are passionate advocates of the central and unique contribution that Nurses and Midwives make to individual and population health and well-being across Europe and are committed to ensuring both professions are supported to deliver excellence in their practice. As the nature of care changes we believe that strengthening and developing the nursing and midwifery workforce through the provision of lifelong learning and research delivers excellence in public health and people-centered healthcare.

EFNNMA – how to become a member

EFNNMA collaboration with WHO

Nursing Now

Nurses and midwives: a vital resource for health - Technical briefing, WHO 64th Regional Committee Meeting, 17 September 2014



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EFNNMA is in the process of membership renewal and confirmation. Nursing and Midwifery associations that has already confirmed thier membership are listed here >>
Any European association that meets certain criteria can be admitted as a member of EFNNMA. Membership application process starts with a letter from association to the EFNNMA Secretariat and completing of a membership application form.

Membership Application Form - English/Russian


Secretariat of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations
Ordem dos Enfermeiros - Portugal
Avª Almirante Gago Coutinho, nº 75     1700 – 028 Lisboa – Portugal


Tel: +351 21 845 52 43 / 33         Fax: +351 21 845 52 41             E-mail: gri@ordemenfermeiros.pt

1.1.Membership categories
  1. Membership is open to associations meeting the criteria for joining or belonging to the International Council of Nurses/the International Confederation of Midwives.
  2. There can be up to two representatives per association.
  3. There can be one nursing and one midwifery association per country.
  4. There will be one vote per member association.
  5. EFNNMA can grant observer status to NGO associations and CNMOs as seen appropriate
Membership fees will be divided into seven categories.
The table of rates for annual fees is suggested below.
1.2.Admission of members
New members of the EFNNMA are admitted after having their application approved by the Steering Committee and after payment of membership fees. If an association wishes to become a member without meeting the ICN/ICM criteria for membership, the SC has the option of inviting the association to become an observer, for a period of 2years, while they create the conditions for meeting the criteria (until they create the conditions for meeting the criteria)
2.3.      Membership fees
Associations with less than 500 members
Associations with 500 and more,
but less than 1 000 members
Country GNP per capita, less than US $ 755
Country GNP per capita – US $756 - 2 995
Country GNP per capita -  US $2 996 – 9 265
Country GNP per capita – US $9 266 – 19 999
Country GNP per capita – US $20 000 and over