EROP (European Register for Osteopathic Physicians) is an umbrellaorganisation for medical osteopathic organisations in Europe. EROP has defined standards for osteopathic physicians in Europe; moreover, it regulates and coordinates the training in osteopathic medicine for physicians.
According to the rules of EROP a qualified osteopathic training includes an in-service training from 700 hours minimum over a period of 4 years. The training contents are determined in a basic curriculum; the degree is a diploma in osteopathic medicine. The graduates are registered with EROP. After obtaining the diploma, it is necessary to give evidence of a continuous further training in osteopathic medicine, otherwise the diploma will expire.
The EROP training concept also gains recognition within the international osteopathic organisations (OIA and WOHO); at the moment it is the only accepted standard for osteopathic physicians in Europe.
"Declaration to Osteopathy", is the title of a new EROP declaration to osteopathy. Founded in the 19th century by Dr. A.T. Still, osteopathy is still very popular in the 21st century but it has to be transformed into our modern knowledge society. EROP defines the scientific and the health politic framework for a European osteopathy.
The EROP president