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.

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Campaigns & projects

11 Months – 11 Topics

Ethical decision-making and palliative care  is one of the eleven main topics of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health and our focus topic in July. Have you already seen the newly released standards in this field?

11 Months – 11 Topics

Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the EFCNI newsletter and find out more about our milestone projects and events. 

Newsletter

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

News

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SHIPS (Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe) meeting in Antwerp

At the beginning of June 2018 all members of the SHIPS project – Screening to...
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Lighthouse project in NICU design: the new Parents, Baby and Family Centre at the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau, Germany

After five years of intensive planning and construction work, last year the Dritter Orden Clinic...
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An interior planner‘s view on the new Parents, Baby, and Family Centre in the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau

An interview with interior planner Sigrid Stjerneby As an interior architect, which special requirements did you...
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EFCNI shares a parental view on cluster randomised controlled trials in newborn babies

EFCNI has repeatedly expressed concern about the lack of evidence in the treatment of newborn...
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AbbVie is a Platinum Partner of EFCNI.

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EFCNI Academy 

for the setup and organisation of milk banks.

Two workshops (carried out in German) will take place in autumn/winter 2019.

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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.

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Upcoming events

12 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019

44th International Congress of ESNPC, Alexandria, Egypt

05 Sep 2019

EURETINA 2019 Congress, Paris, France

11 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019

ICM Africa Regional Conference, Windhoek, Namibia

17 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019

117. DOG-Kongress, Berlin, Germany (meet EFCNI)

10 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019

IPIC 2019, Madrid, Spain

08 Nov 2019

7th SCENE Symposium, Budapest, Hungary

14 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019

29th DGPM Congress, Berlin, Germany (meet EFCNI)

05 Dec 2019

5th Global Summit for Preemies, Vilnius, Lithuania

13 Feb 2020
24 Jun 2020
06 Sep 2020

FLASOG 2020, Asuncion, Paraguay