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Collaboration with other organisations

1st Memorandum of Understanding between both professions

To increase the opportunities and impact dialogue and cooperation, CPME and Europe Region World Physiotherapy concluded the 1st Memorandum of Understanding between both professions. Europe region World Physiotherapy Chairman, Sarah Bazin, and CPME president, Jacques de Haller, officially signed the agreement on 21 January 2016 in Brussels.

Common areas of interest are the regulation of the professions as well the quality of education and training, the safeguarding of the patients’ rights and patient confidentiality in the evolving health care system and the promotion of responsible policies to ensure the sustainability of the health care systems.


Sarah Bazin and Jacques de Haller signing the 1st Memorandum of Understanding. 

In force since 21st January 2016 - Brussels (Belgium).​

One of the key areas of the agreement is that “the partners call for the establishment and maintenance of regulatory frameworks which support self-regulation and allow for professional autonomy, balanced by professional responsibility, to be exercised.”

European physiotherapists and doctors look forward to their future collaboration.

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Members of the EFPC & EPHA

We are very active at European level and build networks to strengthen our position. We are active members of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) and we have signed Memorandum of Understanding with representatives of health professions.

Cooperation Agreement - European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

On 19 March 2019, the former General Secretary of Europe region, David Gorría, signed with the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) a cooperation agreement between both associations.

You can find the full document here.

European Pain Federation (EFIC) & Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)

The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation (EFIC), and the strategic direction of the project is defined by both EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE). EFIC is a pan-European organisation of multidisciplinary professional societies working in the field of pain research and medicine, consisting of the 37 chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), which are the official National Pain Societies in each countryIt  aims to raise awareness of pain and change pain policies.

SIP platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators, and budget holders.

Given our previous engagement with SIP and our work in the area of European health and / or social policy, we were identified as an important stakeholder for SIP, and SIP’s work, so we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in November 2021.

European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE)

The European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE) is a voice, a forum and a connector for physiotherapy higher education stakeholders. Their mission is to align educational programmes and drive forward new developments, in Europe.

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