The European Palliative Care Academy is a joint project of the four academic centres
- University Hospital of Cologne/ Germany
- King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute/ United Kingdom
- Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń/ Poland
- Hospice Casa Sperantei, Brasov/ Romania
The programme is implemented in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC).
These institutions jointly developed the curriculum and offer it to emerging palliative care leaders of all professional backgrounds from across Europe. They offer one face-to-face teaching week each, so that the participants will visit all four institutions throughout the course. The medium of instruction is English. In addition to the four teaching weeks, the participant will do one week of observation in a European palliative care institution of their choice.
Together with continuous assignments and a personal project the course comprises approximately 950 hours and should be completed within 1.5 years. The course is to be completed part-time, enabling participants to continue their work in palliative care.
The Leadership Course 2019-21 has started at the end of September 2019 and runs until May 2021. Twenty two excellent palliative care experts, representing seven different professions from thirteen countries across Europe and for the first time from three Non-European countries have been selected to take part in the course.
The overall aim of the European Palliative Care Academy is to enhance palliative care in Europe by contributing to closing the gap in further education.
The aim of the course is to support future leaders to develop the necessary skills, abilities and expertise to advance palliative care across Europe and to address future challenges in the field.
The European Palliative Care Academy is primarily funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany. Furthermore, it is supported by Trägerwerk Soziale Dienste in Sachsen GmbH, Germany. The Cologne course week is financed by Palliativ und Hospizverein endlich e.V. in Cologne, Germany.