The 2016 Congress is brought to you by four organisations


The European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation of professional associations of physiotherapists from 37 countries (that are simultaneously members of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy) and the voice of physiotherapy to the European citizens and European Union authorities.

The region is a member of the European Union (EU) Commission Health Policy Forum and has collaborated with the European Commission on the recognition of professional qualifications, the service directive, patient mobility, healthcare developments and internal market information. It has conducted two projects under the EU Commission Community Action Programme.

The region has recently held congresses and workshops on education, common platforms to help physical therapists migrate in the EU and clinical guidelines. It has also developed a range of documents, including core standards of practice, an auditing tool, and physiotherapy service standards.


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 52,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. We provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.

The CSP is proud to be the host for the 2016 ER-WCPT Education Congress.


The aim of the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE) is to bring together and enhance collaboration between European Institutes and physiotherapy educational institutions in the European region in order to:

  1. provide a forum for interaction and exchange of educational developments;
  2. promote the convergence of physiotherapy educational programmes;
  3. stimulate the development of a European dimension in physiotherapy educational curricula;
  4. facilitate mobility of staff and students between physiotherapy educational institutions;
  5. encourage and support standards of high quality education in physiotherapy in accordance with the recommendations of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT);
  6. advance the body of knowledge of physiotherapy;
  7. facilitate collaborative research projects between physiotherapy educational institutions;
  8. establish and maintain contacts and exchange information with other national and international bodies, organisations, and with the European authorities


Founded in 1951, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 106 member organisations. The confederation operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK.