European Society of Gastroenterology
and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates


Cooperation with other societies

  • European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)

    ESGE-ESGENA Guideline Comittee

    The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), former Standing Committee of Nurses of the EU (PCN), was established in 1971, to represent the nursing profession and its interests to the European Institutions, based on the nursing education and free movement Directives being drafted by the European Commission then, and is the independent voice of the nursing profession, representing more than one million nurses at European Level.

    EFN website

  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)

    ESGE website

    The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. One society from any of these countries is eligible for membership, and one representative from each national member society may vote in the General Assembly which meets annually at the time of the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW). Currently the ESGE is comprised of 44 gastrointestinal societies (ESGE National Member Societies).

    ESGE website

  • European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)

    ESNO website

    The goal of European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO) is to facilitate and provide an effective framework for communication and co-operation between the European Specialist Nurses Organisation and its constituent members in order to represent the mutual interests and benefits of these organisations to the wider European community, for the interest of the public health.

    ESNO website

  • Society of International Gastroenterological Nurses and Endoscopy Associates (SIGNEA)

    ESGE-ESGENA Guideline Comittee

    Since its inception, the Society of International Gastroenterological Nurses and Endoscopy Associates has linked nurses from across the globe in a network of colleagues who share an interest and commitment to gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. The communication tools of the 21st century make that linkage easily available to all no matter where they are located. This new SIGNEA website will provide you with links to resources that you will find invaluable. The site will continue to be developed, expanded and updated so I advise you to make regular visits to see what has changed. If you are a visitor to this site, I invite you to consider becoming a member of SIGNEA. The membership fees are very modest and you will become another important participant in our global community.

    SIGNEA website

  • United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

    ESGENA Education Working Group

    The UEG is a professional non-profit medical federation comprising all of the major European societies with an interest in disease of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestine and bowel. The European societies that make up the Federation include medicine, surgery, GI oncology, paediatrics and endoscopy. UEG is the most comprehensive organisation of this kind in the world and its affiliated societies represent over 22.000 European specialists. The annual congress United European Gastroenterology Week - UEG Week is Europe’s most important meeting in Gastroenterology and is held in October every year.

    UEG website

  • World Endoscopy Organization (WEO)

    ESGE-ESGENA Guideline Comittee

    The World Endoscopy Organization, WEO, is a world federation of national digestive endoscopy societies. Member societies are normally affiliated to and represented by one of three geographical zones: Asian-Pacific (APSDE), European/Mediterranean (ESGE) and Inter-American (SIED). Societies falling outside these zones are regarded as independent members.

    WEO is currently composed of 97 Societies. The General Assembly, made up of representatives from these Societies, meets every four years during the World Congress and elects the Governing Council and the Committees.

    WEO website