EFCNI - European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants

For the best start in life

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families.

We bring together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children. Our vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

With our activities we want to reduce preterm birth rates, ensure the best possible treatment, care, and support and to improve the long-term health of preterm infants and newborns with illnesses.


Campaigns & projects

11 months – 11 topics: Ethical decisions

July is dedicated to our monthly topic Ethical decision-making and palliative care  and packed with inspiring lighthouse projects, news and insightful interviews.



11 months – 11 topics: Ethical decisions

World Prematurity Day

“World Prematurity Day” is an awareness day on 17 November that honours preterm infants and their families. It was first celebrated by EFCNI and our partner parent organisations in 2009…

World Prematurity Day

Socks for Life

Socks for Life is a worldwide and year-round campaign to raise awareness for preterm birth, while at the same time working in partnership to improve the situation and to make a difference for preterm babies, their families, and the care team around the infant. 

Socks for Life

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AbbVie is a Platinum Partner of EFCNI.

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There is a great need for urgent pan-European harmonisation

An interview with Professor Charles Christoph Roehr, President of the European Society for Paediatric Research,...
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Surfactant replacement therapy – a milestone in neonatology

The Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is a lung disorder that is mostly seen in preterm...
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Lighthouse project: a baby saving innovation – the Embrace infant warmer

One of our lighthouse projects in the field of Medical care is the Embrace warmer....
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news research

First RECAP preterm-related publication is out – a meta-analysis on the association of preterm birth and adult markers of wealth

RECAP preterm proudly announces that a first research paper is published now in Pediatrics: Bilgin,...
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European Standards of Care for Newborn Health is an interdisciplinary European collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The project brings together more than 220 healthcare professionals of different professions, parent representatives and selected industry specialists, from more than 35 countries.

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Upcoming events

24 Aug 2018

3rd Berlin Neonatology Summer School

28 Aug 2018

ICS 2018

01 Sep 2018

40th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism 2018

03 Sep 2018

20th International Conference on Pediatrics & Primary Care

05 Sep 2018

XXVI. European Congress of Perinatal Medicine (ECPM) (meet EFCNI)

09 Sep 2018

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

13 Sep 2018

Euro-Global Conference on Pediatrics and Neonatology 2018

21 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018

8th International Congress of UENPS (meet EFCNI)

04 Oct 2018

6th SCENE Symposium 2018

06 Oct 2018

Congress of the International Society of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) 2018

12 Oct 2018

2018 Preeclampsia foundation Summit – Champions for change in Maternal Health

18 Oct 2018

Medela Goldkonferenz

18 Oct 2018

EFCNI Workshop “Aufbau und Betrieb einer Frauenmilchbank”

22 Oct 2018

26th European Pediatrics Congress

30 Oct 2018

The 7th Congress of the European Paediatric Societies (EAPS)

31 Oct 2018

62. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG)

01 Nov 2018

The 3rd International Symposium on the Fetal Brain

14 Nov 2018

Interdisziplinärer Kongress Ultraschall 2018

14 Nov 2018

Birth – Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery

21 Nov 2018

44th International Dexeus Forum

22 Nov 2018

EFCNI Workshop “Aufbau und Betrieb einer Frauenmilchbank”

23 Nov 2018

The Neonate 2018

30 Nov 2018

16. Norddeutscher Neonatologischer Pflegetag

13 Dec 2018

Frühgeburt – Interdisziplinäres, interprofessionelles, evidenzbasiert

14 Mar 2019

4th ECIC: European Congress on Intrapartum Care

04 Apr 2019

2nd World Congress Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine

05 May 2019

COINN 2019 Enriched Family – Enhanced Care

17 Sep 2019

3rd jENS Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (meet EFCNI)