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ESNO in EU Parliament 2023


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10th October we had a succesfull event at the European Parliament premises:
European Specialist Nurses and Advanced Nurse Practitioners Nurses event in the European Parliament: Elaborating on the Role of Specialist Nurses and Advanced Level in European Healthcare Towards 2030 & Launching the Declaration of the Specialist Nurse. 

Click here for the Program and here for the Speakers biobook.

Click here to download the PPT. 

Check out the speech of Adriano Friganovic
Check out the speech of Alessandro Stievano


Click here to download the report of the ESNO towards 2030. 
Click here to download the declaration flyer. 

To all ESNO members, associates, European Nursing organisations and European health stakeholders.

We are delighted to extend this formal invitation to you on behalf of the European Specialist Nurses and Advance Nurses Practitioners to join us at a significant event aimed at discussing and highlighting the crucial role of our profession, shaping the future of European healthcare towards 2030. Furthermore, we will also be launching the long-awaited Declaration of the Specialist Nurse during this event. This event is hosted by MEP István Ujhelyi.

As healthcare systems continue to evolve, the importance of specialized nursing roles and advanced nurses practitioners cannot be overstated. These dedicated professionals, in collaboration interprofessional context play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care and promoting the overall well-being of our citizens. By convening experts, policymakers, and stakeholders from across Europe, we aim to foster an inclusive and comprehensive discussion on the following key areas:

-          The role of specialist nurses in advancing healthcare provision
-          The impact of advanced level professionals in improving patient outcomes
-          Challenges and opportunities in integrating specialized nursing roles into European healthcare systems
-          Strategies for enhancing collaboration between healthcare professionals and policymakers
-          Envisioning the future of specialized nursing and those in advanced positions towards 2030

The event will feature a distinguished panel of speakers who possess vast experience in healthcare policy, education, and practice. Their insights, coupled with your participation, will contribute to a vibrant dialogue that can shape the future of healthcare in Europe.

In addition to thought-provoking discussions, we are proud to announce the launch of the Declaration of the Specialist Nurse during this event. This landmark declaration serves as a guiding document, outlining the principles, values, and expectations associated with the specialist nursing profession. By signing this declaration, you will join an esteemed group of leaders committed to supporting and elevating the role of specialist nurses in European healthcare.

We greatly value your expertise and look forward to your active participation in this important event. Together, we can shape the future of healthcare in Europe and elevate the role of specialist nurses and in advanced roles and positions to new heights.

This is a collaborative with ESNO, Health First Europe and the Advance Nurse Practitioners ICN/ANP,

More information to be found on or contact the ESNO office via

Thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Adriano Friganovic, ESNO President