The five main partner institutions

The Univesity of Oulu and its Children Hospital founded in 1958, is today one of the leading universities in Finland. The institution is represented by Professor Olli VAINIO, coordinator of the network with his long experience in international activities both under Socrates/Erasmus and in research Framework Programmes IV, V and VI. He is also vice-dean for medical education.

The University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Centre was the first CEE medical faculty to join the TEMPUS program for improving and raising to the European level medical education in Hungary (JEP S0544-90). Professor Csongor KISS, Professor of Paediatrics, President of Faculty Foreign Relations and Doctor György VEREB, the Erasmus/Leonardo coordinator of the Medical and Health Science Centre, University of Debrecen, are Task Force members of EUROPET. Within EUROPET, they have special responsibilities for student and staff mobility’s.

Lille Catholic University founded in 1875, is a multidisciplinary University with a Medical Faculty, hospitals and paramedical schools. Professor Colette CREUSY, in charge of International Affairs at the faculty of Medicine, has an extensive experience in international activities through partnering or coordinating multiple European projects. She is a member of the executive committee of AMSE (Association of medical schools in Europe). In EUROPET, she is responsible of surveying essentials and standards in European paediatric curricula and vocational training.


EMA (European Medical Association) is essentially a forum that brings together colleagues working in the European medical community through the distribution of information and services. It primarily aims to raise the quality of healthcare and medical working conditions in the European Community by improving information, transparency and above all, by encouraging collaboration and mobility. Doctor Vincenzo COSTIGLIOLA, President of the European Medical Association, has extensive experience in the European Health Care field. He is responsible for the liaison with the EC in the EUROPET Task Force.

Institut Arbeit und Technik (Institute of Work and Technology) is a competence centre of the University for Applied Science in Gelsenkirchen and the Ruhr University in Bochum. The section for “Health Care Economy and Quality of Life” combines health service research and innovation management in health care. Research focuses on the dissemination of medical and technical innovations to health care services and the innovation process on an institutional, regional and international level. Efficacy and effectiveness of health care are evaluated on individual, institutional and society level in order to design measures for improved health services. These measures include dimensions of implementation, qualification and organisation of health services as well as patient preferences.

The University of Bonn (From 2005 -> 2008) is a major University in Germany ranked among the top 100 world-wide. It has major children hospital for all subdisciplines with special majors in oncology, cardiology, nutrition and toxicology. The expertise of the institution in the field covered by the project and experience in cooperation at local, regional, national and trans-national level (Socrates and other) is highly appropriate for the project.


Other Partners