Organising Societies


The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)
The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) 
The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)


European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)

EAP​ not only is 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), 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 the European and International level and meeting the members' needs giving them a voice at the 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.​


European Society Paediatric Research (ESPR)

The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR)​ was founded in 1958 and is one of the oldest European Societies. ESPR is a dynamic and vibrant group of researchers into childhood and its associated conditions.

Through its successful premier Journal and evolving responsibilities, ESPR aims at promoting pediatric research in Europe and encouraging collaboration between different fields of paediatrics to maintain paediatrics as a unified, scientifically orientated discipline. The Society now numbers > 500 members.

The European Society for Neonatology (ESN) represents neonatology in Europe. ESN works to improve the care and treatment of the newborn infant by facilitating and harmonising education of neonatologists, accrediting training centres and organizing annual training courses. ESN has a close partnership with the Neonatal Online Training in Europe (NOTE) program. NOTE collaborates with the University of Southampton.

ESN aims at strengthening its role by increasing the number of members and to further our collaborations with other organisations and societies to improve the care and treatment of the newborn infant, such as EFCNI, UENPS and EAPM.​

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