European Federation and Forum for Osteopathy (EFFO)

The European Federation and Forum for Osteopathy (EFFO) promotes standards, regulation and recognition for osteopaths in Europe.

The organisation comprises the lead professional associations and regulatory authorities from Europe, which come together to advance awareness and recognition of the role that osteopaths bring to the health and wellbeing of the public, and ensure high standards of osteopathic care as well as patient safety.

The EFFO came about as a merger between the European Federation of Osteopaths (EFO), and the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe (FORE) in March 2018.  One of the successes of the two organisations is the establishment of the European CEN (Centre Européen de Normalisation) Standard for Osteopathic Healthcare Provision in 2015.

The EFFO website is still in development, and for more information about our predecessor organisations please follow these links:

European Federation of Osteopaths efo.eu

Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe forewards.eu