What is ENOTHE

What is the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE):

ENOTHE is a non-profit organisation, funded by annual subscription membership and is concerned with the standards and quality of professional education of occupational therapists across Europe.  One of the primary aims is to ensure that there is a robust educational system for European occupational therapists, which demonstrates comparability, high quality and flexibility to respond to changes in health and societal issues, policy and practice. 

ENOTHE is committed to harmonising and improving standards of professional education, practice and research as well as advancing that body of knowledge of occupational therapy and occupational science throughout Europe.

ENOTHE seeks to ensure that the professional education produces graduates who are fit for the future and able to work within an evolving political context.

ENOTHE works in close collaboration with the Council of Occupational Therapist for the European Countries (COTEC).  The two organisations share key ambitions to develop strong partnerships locally, nationally and internationally to increase presence, visibility and influence in relation to the  promotion of the occupational therapy contribution.

Role of the ENOTHE Office:

Membership fees enable ENOTHE to resource  a fully operational office (a virtual office) which is staffed part time by the ENOTHE Coordinator and an assistant.  The ENOTHE Office is hosted currently by York St John University in the UK.

The ENOTHE Office has operational responsibility to provide a consistent point of contact for members, deal with membership enquires, administer finances, assist with the administration organisation of the Annual Meeting and provide administrative support for the elected Board.

Benefits of ENOTHE Membership:

  • Access to a network of experts and peers throughout Europe and beyond
  • Opportunity to share develop and learn about innovations in curricula
  • Celebrate achievements and successes with peers
  • Access to resources, facts and figures relating to occupational therapy, education, practice and research
  • Keep up to date with European policy, standards and legislation
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities including election to the Board, presenting and facilitating workshops at the Annual Meeting, leading and contributing to multi university/country projects
  • Eligibility to apply for seed funding to develop projects of curricula interest with partner institutions