Today it has become a necessity for organizations to work more in partnerships since it is the best way to improve the quality of work and to achieve the set goal. It is the same case with EDSA. Being in contact with various organizations, active in the field of biomedicine, education and advocacy, strengthens our position when representing interests of dental students all around Europe. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance for EDSA to link up with different professionals organizations, as well as students associations. That’s why our representatives attend various congresses, meetings and trainings, making others aware of EDSA and our work. We also invite external speakers and different organization representatives to take part in our General Assemblies and offer us advice, suggestions and guidance for our projects. At this moment we have established collaboration with: ADEE, CED, ESCD, IADS, IFMSA, EMSA and EPSA. Our recognition by these partner organizations gives us also a certain form of credibility as an organization. Other than it shows that our work is appreciated and considered important, it also gives us the right to speak and raise issues in high level meetings.
The Association for Dental Education in Europe is an independent European organisation representing academic dentistry and the community of dental educators. Back in 1997 EDSA and ADEE agreed in principle to collaborate. Both organizations were of the opinion that future success and advancements in teaching philosophy was only achievable through mutual interest and involvement from both students and educators. ADEE values greatly the opinions of EDSA representatives with regards to all areas of dental education. It is our wish that this partnership will continue to move forward and prosper for many years to come.
The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European notforprofit association which monitors EU political and legislative developments which have an impact on the dental profession and issues policy statements and drafts amendments to proposed EU legislation so as to ensure that the views of European dentists are reflected in all EU decisions affecting them. CED also provides expertise for the EU institutions in the areas of health and consumer protection, training, safety at the work place and internal market legislation. So, have you ever, as a dental student, wondered which laws regulate the dental profession in Europe or want to move to another country? CED has the answers.
European Society of Cosetic Dentistry was founded by a group of practicing dentists, dental technicians and dental professors of different universities from all over Europe, passionate about cosmetic dentistry. It was a responce not only to the growing interest of the public for esthetic dentistry, but also to the respective needs of the european dental practicioner to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field. ESCD is open, not only to professors and scientific dental community, but to students as well. Accordingly, EDSA with ESCD created “Study case contest” with the goal of sharing photos of aesthetic clinical cases for all of those students in love with aesthetic dentistry.
The International Association of Dental Students was formed in to unite the dental students of the world. It is a very close EDSA partner association with which we collaborate for a long time. EDSA and IADS share similar opinion on that every dental student should go outside his ‘study’ space, improve personality and learn how to deal with different people. Since there would be no chance to do so without an organizations like these both of them are structured in a way that can offer something to everyone. One can get engaged in different projects such as volunteer work, research, exchanges etc. 2nd April is our friendship day.
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is one of the largest and oldest international student forums, bringing together medical students from all 4 corners of the globe. The official recognition by the WHO and official relationships with major UN agencies like WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA and others ensure that IFMSA is considered a major actor when it comes to issues relating to global health. With IFMSA we share the effort to facilitate partnerships between our students' associations and other international organizations working on health, education and social issues.
The European Pharmaceutical Students' Association (EPSA) exists to develop the interests and opinions of European Pharmacy Students and to encourage contact and cooperation between them. We have started collaboration with EPSA just recently but hope to take it to a higher level by writing joit papers, organizing joint webinars and even possibly joint public health campaigns.
EMSA (European Medical Students' Association) is based on students organisations on the level of Medical Faculties -right now we have 100+ of such Local Faculty Organisations (FMO). If you and your team of fellow students want to join the EMSA Network, you and all your colleagues from your local students organisation will get access to all EMSA resources, like handbooks, newsletters, you will be able to join all EMSA European events, participate in projects such our famous Twinning Project and your FMO will get two voting right at the EMSA general assembly. Students from your FMO will be able to candidate for all EMSA Positions.