Mission, Vision & Values​

The European Association for Palliative Care is a membership organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of palliative care throughout Europe. You can view our strategic objectives here.

According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.  https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/palliative-care

Our Vision & Mission​

We work to promote the development of high quality palliative care across the life span by fostering and sharing palliative care education, research, policy and evidence-based practice.

Our Values​

  • Strive for excellence in palliative care
  • Value interdisciplinary working and representation
  • Respect diversity and promote inclusion
  • Work collaboratively
EAPC vision

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The European Association for Palliative Care recognises and values people’s differences and will strive to create an environment that assists them to use their talents to reach their full potential.  View our Equality Diversity Inclusion policy

European and International Partners