FÉDÉRATION EUROPEÉNNE DES HÔPITAUX ET DES SOINS DE SANTÉ
The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) is a European non-profit association of Belgian status, created in 1966. HOPE includes national hospital associations or representatives from national hospital owners’ organisations of the 27 Member States of the European Union (as well as from the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Republic of Serbia as observer members). HOPE members cover almost 80% of hospital activity in the EU.
HOPE has been and continues to be involved in numerous comparative, exchange, and dissemination activities. HOPE publishes documents, reports and books on health-related topics in the various EU Member States, as well as recommendations for improvement. Since 1998, HOPE has released a yearly reference book titled “Hospital Healthcare Europe.”
With the development of comparative activities in the healthcare field, HOPE has created links with other organisations such as the WHO, the OECD, universities and research centers.
The organisation is involved in various joint actions and thematic networks, including on cancer, ageing, and anti-microbial resistance. In the research field, HOPE has worked on communications and dissemination in EU-funded projects.