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European Council of Podiatrists


The European Council of Podiatrists (ECP) is responsible for promoting the interests and general awareness of the podiatry profession to the European Commission, Parliament, and Council.

It provides a forum for podiatry organizations to discuss issues and establish policies relating to proposals and EU Directives that may affect the education and practice of the European podiatrist.

The Council for European Liberal Professions (CEPLIS) represents and is the sole voice for the FIP-IFP and other healthcare organizations with the European Commission, Parliament and Council.

The CEPLIS has recently partnered with the European Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (UEAPME) to ensure even greater representation in all European Community decision making.

At the 2016 FIP-IFP Annual General Meeting of the ECP, Neil Simmonite was re-elected as Committee Chair until May 2017.

Current members

Chair Neil Simmonite UK
Member Peter Boelens NL
Member Serge Coimbra FR
Member Dr. Carles Vergés Salas ES
Member Paul Borgions BE
Board Liaison Christian Jérôme FR


Former chairpersons:


Click to view the minutes from the 2016 FIP ECP annual meeting in Montreal, Canada:

Click to view the minutes from the 2015 FIP ECP annual meeting in Athens, Greece: 2015 FIP-IFP ECP Athens minutes edited

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