The EFO actively contributes to and steers various initiatives throughout Europe to promote and raise the standards of osteopathy.  

Osteopaths share a set of core competencies that guide them in the diagnosis, management and treatment of their patients and form the foundation for the osteopathic approach to healthcare.

Within the European Standard, osteopaths shall have an understanding of osteopathic models of health and disease, but also a critical awareness of relevant research and of the principles and practice of relevant healthcare approaches in order to work with, and refer to, another healthcare provider where necessary.

The menu to the right hand side of the page links to these projects.