HOPE Exchange Programme 2019

Applications are now invited from health professionals to participate in a programme designed to promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise within the EU and to provide training and experience for hospital and healthcare professionals in a European context. The length of the exchange period is 4 weeks, starting on Monday, 6th May 2019.

Further information and application form may be downloaded from the HOPE website: http://www.hope.be/hope-exchange-programme/

Completed application forms must be returned by 31st October 2018 to the National Co-ordinator, Siobhán Regan, e-mail: siobhan.regan@hse.ie. For further information or enquiries on the programme, please contact Siobhán on 086 6012165.

HOPE, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, is a European non-profit organisation, created in 1966 representing national public and private hospital associations and hospital owners. With 37 organisations from the 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and the Republic of Serbia, HOPE covers almost the 80% of hospital and social care activity. HOPE mission is to promote improvements in the health of citizens and a uniformly high standard of hospital care by the European Union, fostering efficiency, effectiveness and humanity in the organisation and operations of hospital and health services.

One of the basic objectives of HOPE is to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise within the European Union and to provide training and experience for hospital and healthcare professionals in this European context. Since 1981, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation is running the HOPE Exchange Programme. It consists of a 4-week programme for professionals with managerial responsibilities working in hospitals and healthcare facilities.This Exchange Programme aims to lead to better understanding of the functioning of healthcare and hospital systems within the EU and neighbour countries, by facilitating co-operation and exchange of best practices. The programme is aimed at professions and professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in the management of European health care services and hospitals. They must be working in hospitals or healthcare facilities, adequately experienced in their profession with a minimum of three years of experience and having proficiency in the language that is accepted by the host country.

The emphasis of the programme is practical rather than academic and also takes into account the professional’s specific motivation for joining the programme as well as the agreed theme for the year. The theme for the HOPE Exchange Programme 2019 is “Evidence-informed decision-making in healthcare management”.

The length of the exchange period is 4 weeks, starting on Monday 6th May 2019. It is followed by an evaluation meeting and seminar in June, to which all professionals of the HOPE Exchange Programme are invited. Each year these meetings are organised in a different country by its national delegation of HOPE. In 2019, this will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 4th June. During the evaluation meeting each professional is requested to contribute to a national presentation of his/her experiences abroad.


Issued by HR Leadership, Education & Talent Development