Wishing you all a good summer break!￼
Over the last 2 years, Europe has been confronted with unprecedented challenges – first Covid-19, that brought us all and especially our nurses’ colleagues to leave in a very difficult and demanding period. Now it is the war in Ukraine, hitting hard a whole population and solicitating again the frontline nurses, who relentlessly take care of those in need.
In these challenging times, nursing research have held a crucial role in driving resilience in our health systems. The EU Institutions have made it clear that health research is a top priority for the wider EU policy agenda, in which nursing research will have an increasingly important role to play. Health research remains important not only in the development of new vaccines and treatment options, but also in supporting the development and evaluation of nursing innovations, and in demonstrating the value of the nursing workforce. Therefore, it is crucial to continue following on these developments at EU level. As such, in this very difficult context for all, the ENRF continued, and will continue, its work of setting the future of the EU nursing research, by monitoring the work of the EU Institutions and focussing on integrating nursing research into the EU policy arena, in line with ENRF SORP 2021-2024.
But before continuing our research developments and innovations, we all need a well-deserved break. I wish you all a restful summer holidays and hope you will be back full of energy to face the upcoming challenges.
Paul De Raeve
ENRF Secretary General