Program (.pdf)

Thursday, 11th of May – ESB Program

9.00     Welcome to students – integration of new students
09:30    PETRHA Presentation
10:00    IPSM Presentation
10.30     Organization of the ESB working groups
10.00-13:00    Executive Board Meeting
10.45-11:00    Coffee break
11:00 -13:00    ESB WG: Internationalization; Research; Facilitation of learning; Practice based learning ; Professional issues
13:00 -14:00    Lunch
14:00 -15:45    ESB WG: Internationalization; Research; Facilitation of learning; Practice based learning ; Professional issues
15.45-16:00     Coffee break
14.30-16:00    EB with WG Facilitators Meeting
16.00-16:30    EB with ESB Meeting
17.30- 18.30    Port wine tasting (directions in the website and documentation)

Friday, 12th of May  

09:00- 09:45     Welcome from the ESS and ENPHE Board
09:45- 13:00    EB meeting
09:45 -10:45    WG and ESB working on topics: Internationalization; Research; Facilitation of learning; Practice based learning ; Professional issues
10:45- 11:00    Coffee break
11.00-13:00    WG and ESB working on topics
13:00 – 14:00    Lunch
14.00- 16.00    WG and ESB working on topics
14:00 -16:00    EB joins the different WG
16.00-16.15    Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00    Sports activities (directions in the website and documentation)

Saturday, 13th of May

09:00 – 10:45    WG and ISB working on topics
09:00 – 11:00    EB meeting
10:45 – 11:00    Coffee break
11.00 – 13:00    WG and ISB working on topics
13:00 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 15:00    Elevator pitch 3 min for each working group present the result of seminar
15:00 – 15:30    Definition of the program in Iceland, regarding the input of the WG and ISB
15:30 – 16:00    Information for the General Assembly in Iceland: Vacancies to the EB, Non-EU members.
Closing ceremony







WG Facilitation of Learning  – Facilitators: Joost Van Wijchen and Antonio Lopes

The group will work with three themes’ which are all based on previous seminars and conferences. These topics are:

Topic 1: Blended learning. 

This will focus on further development of courses which can be used and collaborated upon through several members. The intention is to keep the different courses small and easy in use. For example, the course Grizelda (from Spain) and Maija (from Finland have developed one course Porto is building another. It will be great when more course will be developed and made available for ENPHE members.


Topic 2: Digital Platform.

As discussed several times and pointed out by the Executive Board this needs adjustment or more precise adaptation to current and future needs for ENPHE and also for sharing above mentioned courses. The goal of the seminar is to do a “needs-assessment” and to create a concrete proposal and plan.


Topic 3: Didactics. 

This is a wide topic in which contemporary approaches for learning and teaching will be the main focus. The proposed topic as currently written on the ENPHE page will be part of it. This is part of “student as partner” and “learning participation”. The proposed end-goal will be an Enphe- Teacher- toolkit and an Enphe-teacher-profile.



WG Practice Based Learning – Facilitator: Gert-Jan Kordes

Topic 2: Clinical education: content, competences, physiotherapist student clinical performance and student evaluation of the clinical experience and clinical instruction

Description soon


WG Research – Facilitator: Sabine Eichler

The Research group will have three sub-groups:

Topic 3: Knowledge Clips

Helping to create Knowledge Clips –here are some topics: Empirical cycle – EBP – Electronic literature databases – Use of electronic literature databases – Research question – Levels of evidence – Content of scientific rapport – Ordering of research.

Topic 4: International Research Collaboration

Organizing international research cooperation – The basic ideas are in a Power Point presentation, and the framework and request in Word format at the ENPHE homepage.

Topic 5: Thesis Awards

Thesis Awards – criteria for thesis awards, schedule for when and where info about awards should be distributed, assessing awards – criteria, finding time to read, – find the relevant documents in files on ENPHE´s website


WG Internationalisation – Facilitator: René Teunissen

Topic 6: “Developing Strategic Internationalisation Plans (SIP); steps and fundamental components”

In this 2-day workshop we will look into the process of Strategic Internationalisation Plans. The interactive programme will focus on the planning process itself and the key components for successfully integrated institutional internationalisation plans. We will use practical instruments and pre-structured templates as well as the input from participants based on their current institutional activities in the field of internationalisation. Discussing current activities from participants and sharing personal experiences will help provide leads to move forward with developing strategic internationalisation in your home institution.


WG Professional Issues – Facilitator: Marja- Leena Lahteenmaki and Esther-Mary D’Arcy

Topic 7: Direct access

For the WG Direct Access there will be two different questions to be asked:

Question 1:

What competences for direct access should be included in the whole curriculum of entry level physiotherapy programs.

Question 2:     

What competences should be included in an additional course for physios who did not reach them for direct access during their former physiotherapy education.