The European Confederation of Primary Care Paediatricians was founded in 2009 as an evolution and transformation of a previous organization, SEPA/ESAP (Societé Européenne de Pédiatrie
Ambulatoire / European Society of Ambulatory Paediatrics ) that existed for 20 years (1989-2009).
We are a confederation of Primary Pediatric Professional Organizations from countries within the definition of WHO Europe (https://www.euro.who.int/en/countries ) and represent more than 25.000 primary pediatricians in 19 European countries organized in 23 organizations. Being Primary Care pediatricians means:
Prior to the COVID 19 pandemic our delegates convened twice a year in different European cities, hosted by one of our member organizations, visited primary care premises, paediatric group practices as well as refugee clinics and learned from fellow colleagues how to improve. We are constantly engaged in the production of statements, research and novel approaches to primary care, not only in the General Assembly but also in specific several working groups dedicated to research, the drafting of documents concerning primary care training (curriculum, the drafting of entrustable professional activity guidelines, etc.), vaccination, advocacy, prevention and many more.
ECPCP fully endorses the following latest declaration of ISSOP (International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health) on the rights, health and well-being of children and youth on the move, signed in Budapest in October 2017.
We began discussing the feasibility of global standards for training and assessment. If this were possible, through collaboration with the global pediatric community, the outcome could be a dramatic improvement in the quality of care we provide to the world's children.