is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation of
midwives, representing midwifery organisations and
associations from the member states of the European
Union (EU), members of the Council of Europe, the
European Economic Area (EEA) and EU applicant
Welcome to the European Midwives Association's newly-designed website.
EMA was set up in 2003 to succeed the European Midwives Liaison Committee that was itself established in the late 70s. It aims to represent the voice of all midwives in the EU and the wider European area. Midwives in Europe want to maintain and promote opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of women and their families.
Since its inception in 2003 EMA has gone from strength to strength and actively participates in several fora at EU level. This means working in partnership with other European NGOs, and it has taught us how the midwifery role permeates into diverse policy landscape and impacts on the health of the broader population not just women and their babies. More