OT-Europe Register of Experts
In 2015, COTEC established a Register of Experts in line with the priorities identified by the European targets for 2020 and the WHO key areas for action. COTEC was successful in attracting over 100 people from 16 European National Occupational Therapy Association nominations. Some associations made multiple nominations for an Expert area, others only one, and some associations have made no nominations.
In 2017 it was agreed by ENOTHE, COTEC and recently ROTOS that this register would become the basis of the Register of Experts for Occupational Therapy Europe (OT-Europe), expanding the pool of Experts, moving towards representation and visibility across practice, education and research.
The purpose of establishing the Register is to facilitate contact with known Experts in a particular area in order to field the best representation and best available evidence in a timely way, when OT-Europe is asked to respond to a consultation or attend a significant meeting.
Occupational Therapists Practitioners, Researchers and Educators may now be nominated or nominate themselves to form part of the OT-Europe Register of Experts in any of the following areas:
- Ageing Population;
- Children and Adolescents;
- Education/ Continuous Professional Development;
- Equal access to health care systems;
- ICT solutions and e-health innovations;
- Mental Health;
- Palliative Care;
- Poverty Reduction;
- Primary Care;
- Refugees and displaced people;
- as well as any other areas in which occupational therapists can make a difference.
Being an expert in the register gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge, expand your international network and to strengthen the European Occupational Therapy community.
Please do take the opportunity to acknowledge your expertise on these areas or others and we warmly invite ENOTHE members to spread this news and help OT-Europe to map the widespread expertise and use it to connect and promote OT expertise in the European arena.
Download the Guidelines for the OT-Europe Register of Experts here.
Want to join the register? Access the form here.