Florence Network

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The Florence Network is a cross-nation European co-operation of Nursing and Midwifery Departments from 18 different countries and includes a total of 38 Institutions across Europe. The Florence Network has been established with the intention of focusing on Nursing and Midwifery educational, scientific and pedagogical issues. The objective of the Florence Network is to develop and increase the quality of higher education in Nursing, Midwifery and health care by means of international co-operation in the field of education, scientific research and development. In this way the organisation targets on improving the image of the profession and to raise the profile of Nursing and Midwifery within Europe.

Primary goals[edit]

  • The main goals of the Florence Network are:

• To raise the profile of European Nursing and Midwifery

• To stimulate and organise the exchange of students between Florence Network members

• To stimulate and organise the exchange of lecturers between Florence Network members

• To contribute to the quality development of curricula in European Nursing & Midwifery Education

• To identify common nursing and midwifery research interests and develop research collaboration

• To develop and organise common projects, and intensive Nursing and Midwifery programmes and/ or activities within ERASMUS+ and other programmes



Annual Meeting[edit]

Every year one of the partners - institutions of higher educations (Universities of applied Sciences) is the host institution for the Annual Meeting.

  • 1995 Start of Florence Network - Groningen - Netherlands
  • 1996 Copenhagen, Oslo,
  • 1997 Stockholm, Aalst, Belgium
  • 1998 Bremen, Germany
  • 1999 Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 2000 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2001 Lahti, Finland
  • 2002 Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2003 Porsgrunn, Norway
  • 2004 Udine, Italy
  • 2005 Leuven, Belgium
  • 2006 Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2007 Halmstad University, Varberg, Sweden
  • 2008 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2009 The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2010 Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2011 ESEL, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2012 Malmö University, Sweden
  • 2013 Hanzehogeschool, Groningen / NHL, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • 2014 TurgutOzal University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2015 Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen /University College Zealand, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2016 University of Verona & Trento Campus, Italy
  • 2017 Bern UAS, Zurich UAS & St. Gallen UAS, Bern & Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 2018 Odisee, Belgium


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