One of the strategic goals of the EAPC is to have an open and creative forum for the development of all aspects of palliative care. Through the development of groups, the EAPC aims to support collaborative working, bringing together people from a range of disciplines and countries, who share a passion and energy along with the clinical, educational and research expertise to work on specific projects. This work and the outputs (White Papers, Policy Documents or Tools for practice and research) will support and further inform the advocacy aims of the EAPC.
The EAPC Task Forces and Reference Groups are vital for the EAPC to achieve its mission to influence, promote and advocate for the delivery of high-quality palliative care across the life span by fostering and sharing palliative care education, research, policy and evidence-based practice. The EAPC board and head office staff acknowledge, respect and value the work that these groups undertake collaboratively to create one voice, one vision for palliative care across Europe and beyond.
EAPC Task Forces
EAPC Reference Groups
EAPC Task Forces are formed by interested EAPC members from a range of disciplines and different countries, who work collaboratively on a specific time-limited project. Task Forces may be formed to work on specific issues related to palliative care, for example palliative sedation, bereavement, heart disease or may be focussed on a particular discipline, for example volunteering, social work, palliative care for marginalised groups.
EAPC Task Forces will have a core group membership of at least five people representing geographical and professional diversity and who demonstrate expertise in the particular area. The group will have a 3-year (maximum) time frame to achieve their objectives.
Historically, some Task Forces evolved and broadened their work to deliver on multiple projects that included a range of activities beyond the scope of a single task force. In order to enable this work to develop further the board of directors of the EAPC established EAPC Reference Groups. Prior to approval as a Reference Group, members of a Task Force must have clearly demonstrated their ability to deliver on projects.
EAPC Reference Groups will have a core group membership of at least five people representing geographical and professional diversity and who demonstrate expertise in the particular area. The group will have an 8-year (maximum) time frame to achieve their objectives.
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Click here to find out more about the work of the EAPC Task Forces
Click here to find out more about the work of the EAPC Reference Groups
If you would like to apply to set up a new group:
EAPC Reference Group Application form
or contact the EAPC via email