The Federation of Occupational Health Nurses within the European Union (FOHNEU) was established on March 21st 1993 in Windsor, United Kingdom. The Federation was founded by seven countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The aim was to represent the voice of Occupational Health Nursing within the EU in order to promote the Health, Safety and Well-Being of the European Workforce. FOHNEU is open to all OH nursing organisations in the EU. It is a not for profit organisation and is totally funded by donations from the EU nursing organisations it represents, and through sponsorship.

Presidents since the foundation in 1993:

1993 - 1994 Pina Van Dorpe, The Netherlands (Appointed)

1994 - 1999 Frances Baker, United Kingdom (Elected)

1999 - 2001 Julie Staun, Denmark (Appointed)

2001 - 2013 Julie Staun, Denmark (Elected)

2013 - 2014 Julie Staun, Denmark (Interim), Styliani Tziaferi, Greece (President-elect)

2014 - 2016 Styliani Tziaferi, Greece (Elected)

2016 Judith Fakkel, the Netherlands (Interim)

2016 - Dr. Henriett Hirdi, Hungary (Elected)

Our partners

Healthy Workplaces
European Agency for Safety and Health at work
European Lung Fundation