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
The month of July is dedicated to the topic of Ethical decision-making & palliative care. When a life-limiting condition is diagnosed, family-oriented, interdisciplinary, neonatal palliative care is essential to safeguard the quality of life of the infant and the family. Please have a look at our European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project and the standards in this field, to learn more about how they take the complexity of this topic into consideration.
for the setup and organisation of human milk banks and the first 1000 days.
In 2020, no workshops on this topic are offered. The next set of workshops (in German) on human milk banks are currently planned for 2021.
The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project is an interdisciplinary collaboration to develop standards of care for key topics in newborn health. The newly developed standards are supported by 108 healthcare professional societies and 50 parent organisations worldwide. The standards were launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 November 2018.