As we come to the end of 2018, it is an opportunity to reflect on all the work achieved up till now. Looking back at the entire process of establishing the Foundation, we can be proud of the achievements realised. With the ENRF legally established, and starting to work on key topics, we are now able to make it grow, and make sure that this will be in a near future a very strong organisation fully recognised in the EU arena, as is EFN.

From a political perspective, we strongly believe that nursing research is of paramount importance to develop fit-for-purpose health and social policies. Nursing research has been developing in Europe for the last years, but still remains a relatively new activity in some countries. There is no doubt that, when setting the EU political agenda and developing the nursing profession, nursing research and EU policy-making should go hand in hand. And the European Commission’s proposal for the next Research Framework Programme – Horizon Europe – has given an important signal on the EU vision for the future of research in Europe.

Looking forward to continuing this good collaboration with you all in 2019 and make nursing research more visible at EU level. Thank you all for your support!

We wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.