On September 15, the next general meeting of the EurHeCa organization (European Health professionnals Competent authorities) was held. This time, on the initiative of the Polish Chamber of Physiotherapists, the meeting took place in Krakow.

The meeting in Krakow was attended by representatives of regulated medical professions associated with EurHeCa, including: Pascale Mathieu – president of the French Chamber of Physiotherapists and president of EurHeCa, Maria da Conceição Bettencourt – vice-president of the Portuguese Chamber of Physiotherapists, Rien Marinus – director of the Belgian Chamber of Pharmacists and secretary of EurHeCa, Anne -Cécile Squifflet – lawyer of the Belgian Chamber of Pharmacists and member of the board of EurHeCa, Clément Soulié – director of EURALIA, Joseph Busuttil – secretary of the Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, Serge Cailler – member of the French Council of Pharmacists, Anne-Marie Curat and David Meyer – members of the board of the French Chamber of Midwives and Charlotte Melchior and Sophie di Giorgio from the French Chamber of Physiotherapists. KIF was represented by Tomasz Dybek – president of the Polish Chamber of Physiotherapists and Weronika Krzepkowska, International Cooperation Department. Some people also joined the online meeting.

During the meeting, the main events at the EU level that are of interest to EurHeCa were presented, such as: new legislative initiatives of the European Commission related to pharmaceutical law and access to medicines in times of crisis, cross-border regulations in the field of collecting, processing and sharing medical data or current recommendations of the European Parliament in the field of public health.

Moreover, the meeting was also a good opportunity for representatives of chambers of physiotherapists in Europe to talk and to raise the issue of a common educational framework. This topic will be widely discussed soon, and an online meeting has been planned to discuss the substantive details.

EurHeCa already brings together 15 organizations representing regulated medical professions and its aim is, in particular, to coordinate all work related to the practice of health care workers at the level of the European Commission. KIF has been a member of EurHeCa since 2020.