The EFRS is legally established in the Netherlands as non-profit organisation. The role and aims of the EFRS and the requirements following from the Dutch laws are laid down in the EFRS constitution.
Within the given framework of the constitution the EFRS General Assembly has approved the EFRS internal rules, which describe the internal organisation of the federation (including the EFRS educational wing), the tasks/responsibilities of its officers and the election procedures (for download in the member area).
To support the EFRS member organisations in their work at the national level the EFRS General Assembly approved an number of EFRS policy documents.
One of the first documents developed after the establishment of the EFRS was the “EFRS Radiographer Code of Ethics”.
This document is adopted by the member societies and/or used next to their own national code of ethics.
Because the content of the radiography profession varies in the Europe region as a result of different education programmes the EFRS General Assembly has agreed upon a clear and short definition that suits all. Because of the wide variety of national and international titles for the profession the EFRS recommends to use the single title of “Radiographer” in publications.
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps communication and comparison between qualifications systems in Europe. Its eight common European reference levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences. This allows any national qualifications systems, national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and qualifications in Europe to relate to the EQF levels. Learners, graduates, providers and employers can use these levels to understand and compare qualifications awarded in different countries and by different education and training systems.
More information about the European Qualifications framework
To support curriculum comparison & development the EFRS has drafted EFRS level 6 benchmark document, describing generic and specialist Knowledge, Skills and Competences for the radiography profession in Europe. This document is equally approved by the EFRS General Assembly and the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
A Benchmark document for level 7 is under development.
The purpose of the document is to serve as point of reference and benchmark for educational institutions, employers and professional bodies. The document is not intended to impose curricular content on educational institutions, but it may serve as a benchmark to institutions that currently offer, or are in the process of developing, Radiography educational programmes at EQF Level 7. This document may also serve to promote mobility and to facilitate and encourage lifelong learning in keeping with the aims of the EFRS.
The documents in this section are developed for public use.
You are free to disseminate the documents and to upload these to your national web sites
When you plan to work or study in another country you need to have your professional qualifications recognised through an indivdual assessment procedure.
For the European Union you find all needed information here
In this section you find European Directives, Guidelines, Recommendations and other documents that are related to (fields of) the Radiography Profession.
Definition of an EU directive:
A directive is a legal act of the European Union, which requires member states to achieve a particular result.