EWMA objectives and goals

EWMA works continuously to improve European wound patients’ quality of life. We pursue identifying and advocating the highest quality of treatment available and its cost effectiveness from a multidisciplinary point of view. We work to reach our objectives by being an educational resource for health care professionals working with wound care and prevention. We organise conferences, contribute to international projects related to wound management, actively support the implementation of existing knowledge and provide information on all aspects of wound management.

Thus, EWMA strives to be the organisation that citizens, patients, professionals, Governments, Health Services and educational institutes come to for advice, expertise and opinion in Europe.


EWMA works to achieve the following goals:

  • To support collaboration between European wound healing associations.
  • To provide accessible educational resources for professionals, patients and citizens.
  • To promote non healing wounds as a major health care challenge as well as an economic burden for European health care systems.
  • To actively promote that most non healing wounds can be prevented.
  • To promote cost-effective, evidence-based best practice wound prevention and treatment.
  • To promote a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of wounds.
  • To support that patients play a key role in prevention and treatment as a central member of the multidisciplinary treatment team.


EWMA works towards the fulfilment of these goals through:

  • Publication of EWMA documents regarding epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds of all aetiologies and education into these topics.
  • Hosting of multidisciplinary wound conferences and training courses in Europe.
  • Creation of forums for networking and sharing of experiences for individuals and organisations actively involved in wound management.
  • Advocacy activities targeting policy-makers and key-opinion leaders in national governments and the European Union.
  • Providing guidance for practices