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EuropeaN curriculum  for fAmily aNd Community nursE


Design and Delivery of Vocational Education and Training (VET) for Community and Family Nurses

Funding programme:

EU Erasmus + Programme

Project Leader:

National Research Council-Institute for Educational Technology (CNR-ITD).

Main Objectives:

To increase the specialization level of nurses working in PHC Family and Community Nursing skills; To foster the development of FCN curricula referring to a formalized EU profile based on WHO and EU politics recommendations; To enhance the shift from the old PHC model to the new healthcare models centred on PHC.


Currently, no standardized Professional Profile (PP) for FCN has been defined at EU level taking into account WHO and EU recommendations. The ENhANCE Project will target the specific mismatch between the skills currently offered by nurses working in Primary Health Care (PHC) and those actually demanded by both public health care institutions and private service providers when applying innovative healthcare models centred on PHC. Starting from existing research evidence and results of ongoing EU Projects, a Professional Profile (PP) for FCN will be defined, as the EU benchmark for VET of FCN. The competence-based PP will be the baseline for the definition of a European, innovative, learning outcome-oriented modular VET Curriculum for FCN.

Main Outcomes:

  • Integrating project results into practice and tools
  • Implementing national curricula in new courses
  • Improving collaboration among Policy makers/ regulatory bodies and VET providers as to FCN
  • Improving national and local qualifications and rules for the employment of nurses in PHC sector.  

Eurocarers involvement:

Eurocarers is responsible for the coordination of the project results’ dissemination, exploitation and sustainability (WP7 leader) and plays an active role in the research aiming to develop a definition of and Family and Community Nurse professional profile (WP2).

Contact person: Nadia Kamel

Project website: