What our members say

I have been active in EHMA since the first years of the '90s and I have seen its evolution from a small association of members interested in sharing knowledge on health management practices to the current status of reference and advisory key player for EU, health systems and organisations, stakeholders associations, industry and universities. EHMA is now a unique knowledge hub, policy advisor, community of practice and network of best in class organisations involved in health policy and management. A place where health managers can build their competences, policy-makers and stakeholder associations envision how to implement and sustain change through health management, industry leaders understand how to engage more effectively with health organisations and systems. The right place to nurture and grow health management capabilities and capacity for every stakeholder of health systems.

Prof. Federico Lega, University of Milan, Italy

Health management has a crucial function in shaping public health and health system challenges. The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria had success in collaborating with EHMA on EU-funded projects that has resourced us to create new health management competencies for the future workforce. In addition to all classical definitions, health management is a science dealing with individuals, groups, and society at large. It is an art contributing to the beauty of our lives and an interactive communication process at all levels of institutions and human energy. I have also had the pleasure to chair the South Eastern European Special Interest Group which gives members a space to discuss and tools to address how health systems are managed in our regions.

Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

I enjoy the high level of interaction and engagement in EHMA’s activities, in particular during the annual conference where the panel discussions are rich and well prepared. As a hospital manager and professor of health management, EHMA motivates and inspires me to be creative. You go back home feeling energised from seeing old friends and making new connections, as well as being convinced of serving as EHMA’s ambassador. It’s a strong feeling of interdisciplinary engagement, but it also feels like being part of family-like community.

Prof. Sandra C. Buttigieg, University of Malta, Malta

EHMA is a pre-eminent organisation for everyone working in planning, managing and delivering health services across Europe. As a long standing member of EHMA I have always been impressed by the vibrant community of managers, researchers and academics it has created and by the many opportunities for sharing knowledge and funding opportunities it has brought to its members. Its international scope is impressive and its impact is often felt in management and research across European and national health systems.

Prof. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK

Health workforce has become more essential in operating, managing and maintaining health systems lately, particularly in crisis and emergency situations. European healthcare professions and the workforce need to be high on the agenda of managers and decision makers. The Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University in Hungary is a longstanding EHMA member, because it connects us with collaborators and experts, with whom we can have complex debates, from whom we can learn and at the end find solutions in various challenging fields of healthcare management.

Dr Eszter Kovács, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Hungary

As a hospital administrator and health management professor, I see on a daily basis that the healthcare challenges require talented and skilled managers to transform it. the EHMA membership has been beneficial to bring healthcare management research and education to the demanding healthcare services world, promoting healthcare management competencies and knowledge creation.

Dr Alexandre Lourenco, APAH - Association of Portuguese Hospital Managers, Portugal

Many healthcare systems in Europe and beyond are facing similar challenges which require innovative and creative solutions. EHMA’s annual conference, webinars, Programme Directors’ group and other activities and resources provide incredible opportunities for networking, connecting and sharing experiences. A distinct feature of EHMA is the diversity of members with representation from many countries, sectors and different communities of practice – academic, policy-makers, practitioners, managers, leaders and students. The annual conference is a highlight in the calendar year, offering a friendly, fun and learningful environment for emerging and established members to engage, collaborate and meet up with old and new friends. I am proud to be a member of the EHMA Board.

Prof. Ann Mahon, University of Manchester, UK

Society evolution, pandemics and ageing modify health needs. So, health policies and services are to change dramatically. EHMA, through webinars, workshops and annual conference provides an excellent insight to a professional changing world, favouring closeness to management innovation and the protagonists of these changes. As a primary care services’ manager, participating in EHMA activities is really worth it and allows to involve oneself in the innovation processes.

Dr Antoni Peris Grao, Consorci Castelldefels Agents de Salut (CASAP), Spain

Become a member

The EHMA Membership is open to everyone committed to improving health management in Europe and beyond.

We welcome applications from universities; health and community service providers; associations of hospital managers; research centres; regional and national health policy agencies; and all others who share our mission of spreading knowledge on effective health management.

The membership process is selective. All applications are subject to Board approval. Successful applicants will then be informed of the outcome via email.  Membership fees contribute to the many activities and undertakings organised by EHMA. As such, all members must pay an annual subscription.

By becoming an EHMA member, you agree to abide by the EHMA Statutes and our Terms of Service.

Membership Benefits

Access to knowledge and best practices

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Access to knowledge and best practices

Get the latest knowledge, expertise and best practices related to health management through our easy-to-use website, exclusive member portal and comprehensive newsletters.

Funding Research Programmes

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Funding Research Programmes

Streamline the process and enjoy direct support in navigating the various EU funding programmes through dedicated member meetings and proven tips and tricks on joining or establishing consortia or even developing competitive proposals.


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Networking Opportunities

Take advantage of immediate, exclusive access to high-level contacts across Europe in service delivery, industry, policy and research. Members enjoy premium support from EHMA in finding and connecting with the right people from the right organisations.


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Governance Roles

Continue driving impact with multiple opportunities to be elected to governance roles, including the Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Committee and other groups. Work alongside experienced colleagues to help define the strategic vision for better, more effective health management.

Special Interest

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Special Interest Groups

Make the most of a unique space to respond to current issues in health management, with the possibility of even establishing or joining an existing working group.


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Discounted fees

Enjoy discounted fees for the EHMA Conference and any other initiatives, events, executive trainings, and conferences organised by EHMA

Directors' group

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Programme Directors' group

Form part of an unparalleled group of academics delivering Europe’s leading post-graduate health management programmes. Participation in the group will provide you with direct access to educational, training and research expertise.

Promotion of Academic Programmes

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Promotion of Academic Programmes

Boost the visibility of academic programmes, initiatives, training sessions and events with our UX-friendly website, strong communications channels and large-scale annual conference.

Student placement

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Student placement programme

Make the most of EHMA’s Student Placement Programme available for Master’s students and recent graduates in health management or related fields. You’ll receive access to EHMA’s network for placement opportunities in other EHMA member organisations.