Fields of activity

EFCNI is an advocate for preterm infants, ill newborns, and their families. Our work is dedicated to improving the situation of pregnant women and newborn infants in Europe across the full spectrum of care, promoting and protecting the right to the best start in life. Our work is based on the following three pillars:

Establishing a powerful network

We combine forces of all stakeholders involved and foster collaboration to achieve our common vision by:

  • Partnering with parents, healthcare professionals, scientists and their respective societies as well as with policy-makers, international non-profit and private sector organisations
  • Empowering national parent organisations through networking events, special trainings and workshops

Raising awareness

We call attention to the growing challenge of preterm birth and its significant impact on children, families, and our societies by:

  • Running awareness campaigns
  • Constructive dialogue with political decision-makers and opinion-leaders
  • Making the patient’s voice heard in the healthcare setting

Sharing best practice

We gather and multiply information to improve and implement high-quality treatment and care by:

  • Coordinating interdisciplinary projects, e.g. European Standards of Care for Newborn Health
  • Providing easy-to-understand and widely accessible information for free for families and professionals
  • Participating in research and providing advice from the patient’s perspective
  • Organising and hosting conferences, workshops, and roundtables
  • Developing factsheets and position papers, e.g. on the set-up and operation of milk banks


Scene of the EFCNI Parent Organisations Meeting

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EFCNI Changemaker Map

EFCNI Changemaker Map

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EFCNI projects

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Conferences & Congresses

Congress scene

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Preterm infant smiling

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Partner Activities

Photo exhibition by malicek

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