AMR-EDUCare – EduCation on Antimicrobial REsistance for the health workforce

Programme: EU4Health Programme
Project Status: ONGOING (March 2023 – October 2025)

What aims and scope

The AMR-EDUCare project aims to reduce the spread and exposure to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by strengthening continuous professional development and training of the healthcare workforce and filling the current educational gap on AMR for both clinical and non-clinical health workforce. AMR-EDUCare will develop training for AMR prevention that focuses on behaviour change and digital upskilling in the areas of antimicrobial prescription, waste management and patient empowerment.

How it will become possible 

The project will develop training programmes targeting medical doctors, health management professionals, nurses, and community pharmacists in six EU countries where AMR is particularly high and where training programmes on AMR prevention are lacking. These include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Lithuania. The practical teaching methodology of the trainings will combine clinical and technical topics with soft skills, such as patient communication, digital skills, and behaviour change interventions. The content of the training modules will be based on a detailed needs analysis and on the results of consultations with health professionals. Trainings will be developed and delivered in cooperation with academic institutions from the six target countries, European and national health professional associations and member state authorities.

Where EHMA delivers 

EHMA will play an important role in securing the long-term sustainability of the project’s training materials and resources by developing a business model for their commercialisation beyond the project lifetime. Further, to ensure that the trainings respond to the needs of the health workforce, EHMA will set up a health management professionals working group that will inform the development and content of the modules. In particular, EHMA will organise a multi-disciplinary co-creation workshop to identify existing skills and competence gaps, in particular in the areas of procurement, logistics, and planning of antimicrobial waste management.


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The AMR-EDUCare project will train 4,000+ health professionals to prevent and fight AMR in their healthcare facilities between March 2023 and October 2025. While the project will target Southern and Eastern European countries, the training materials created during the project’s duration will also be made publicly available. Health professionals across Europe will therefore be able to follow the trainings and will benefit from correct knowledge on prudent antimicrobial use, the right sets of skills for improved patient interaction, digital health skills for more efficient and timely diagnosis and prescription, as well as from better understanding of greener waste management practices. Health managers, in particular, will improve their knowledge and skills regarding antimicrobial procurement, disposal, and greener antimicrobial waste management practices. The training programme developed during the project will also concretely contribute to the implementation of member states’ National Action Plans on AMR.


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