The EURAPAG Academy is an independent, non-political, voluntary institution affiliated with and under the jurisdiction of the European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – EURAPAG.

Established to provide European girls, adolescents, and young women with the best possible care relating to their reproductive health, its main goals are the dissemination, management, and accreditation of high-quality education and training in PAG across the whole continent.

The Academy is devoted to trainees specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and connected medical specializations (such as Endocrinology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Surgery, and Paediatric Urology), to post-specialty training and PAG research within Europe.

The Academy was launched in Rotterdam on June 10th, 2021, during the 15th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) and it is ruled by an Academy Council composed of three EURAPAG Board Members.

It can rely on all EURAPAG Board Members (ex-officio Academy members) and, as senior members, on other European Medical Doctors and Professors with an acknowledged experience in PAG who gave prestige to PAG at an international level.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: Prof. Zana Bumbuliene                        Lithuania

                                          Dr. Elisabetta Ferrucci                        Switzerland

                                          Dr. Mireille Merckx                             Belgium

                                          Prof. Zuzana Niznanska                     Slovakia

                                          Dr. Evelien Roos                                 The Netherlands

                                          Prof. Anastasia Vatopoulou               Greece

                                          Dr. Paul Wood.                                    United Kingdom

SENIOR MEMBERS:  Prof. Gulya Alimbayeva                      Kazakhstan

                                      Dr.    Dan Apter                                Finland

                                      Prof. Ivonne Bedei                           Germany

                                      Prof. Sergio Bernasconi                   Italy

                                      Prof. Vincenzina Bruni                     Italy

                                      Dr.    Metella Dei                               Italy

                                      Prof. Efthimios Deligeroglou           Greece

                                      Prof. Irene Dingeldeim                     Switzerland

                                      Prof. Anna Maria Fulghesu              Italy

                                      Dr.    Maria Chiara Lucchetti            Italy

                                      Dr.    Beth Morrel                              The Netherlands

                                      Dr.    Francesca Navratil                   Switzerland

                                      Prof. Milko Sirakov                            Bulgaria

                                      Prof. Anna Torres                              Poland

                                      Prof. Iryna Tuchkina                          Ukraine

Other keynote leaders in PAG will enter the Academy as Senior Members by invitation of the Academy Council

The Academy’s way of acting is based on the implementation of the European Curriculum in PAG, arranged in 2021 by EURAPAG in partnership with the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – EBCOG. This document details the main skills a trainee has to develop to be acknowledged as a PAG specialist at a European level; it specifying also the various steps necessary for their attainment. 

The EURAPAG Academy’s role in this continental educational process is

  • To create strategies to promote and implement the European curriculum in PAG;
  • To disseminate the principles of practice as presented in the curriculum and to harmonise the standards of care in PAG across Europe;
  • To identify future development, challenges, and opportunities   that will shape best practices in PAG in the coming years;
  • To collaborate with PAG-accredited centres in Europe to build a common training scheme by putting the curriculum into practice;
  • To supervise and certify the training and achievements of specialists dealing in PAG;
  • To provide accreditation to suitably trained post-specialty Fellows by making their logbooks verified by a specifically established Academic commission;
  • After accreditation in PAG a young specialist may enter the Academy as a member.

The curriculum was designed to spread to the whole continent, and it was first proposed to European IFEPAG accredited Centres, previously organized by the International Federation of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – FIGIJ.