Congress Participation Award

We are pleased to announce that we are launching the Congress Participation Award. The Congress Participation Award was established in 2023 to provide European Occupational Therapists with the opportunity to attend the 1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress being held this October in Krakow, Poland. The award will cover the full registration fee for the OT-Europe Congress.
This is one of the Member Benefits for National Associations to be members of COTEC.
One can apply online by using this link – application will require two (2) recommendation letters to be submitted on the applicant’s behalf. The letter templates are attached to this email. Please ensure that the reference emails the signed form directly to:  Subject: Letter of Recommendation
– One letter needs to come from the National Occupational Therapy Association confirming that applicant is in good standing with the association,
– One letter needs to come from your applicant’s employer or an current OT colleague who supports the application.
You can find an information letter as well as templates for the recommendation letters here and here
Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended until the 14th April 2024 at Midnight CET

COTEC-ESLA Collaboration Award


The Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) and the European Speech and Language Therapy Association (ESLA) are happy to announce the COTEC-ESLA Collaboration for Impact Award which rewards collaborative clinical initiatives between occupational therapists and speech and language therapists that promote our professions for the benefit of our clients and service users.

To find more detailed information about the award and the application/evaluation process, please have a look at the attached document.

Please email the application form to

Application deadline extended: 15th January 2024

Please share with your members – we look forward to receiving many applications!

Inga-Britt Lindström Grant Award 2023

The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists has established a grant award in the name of Inga-Britt Lindström, who has been the president of the organization from 1970-2008. The association invites applications from foreign occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. The grant is offered to individuals or teams from countries where occupational therapy is under development and countries listed as low- or lower-middle-income economics, according to the World Bank List.

The maximum amount of the grant is 10 000 Swedish Kronor (about EUR 900) per year.

Application form and instructions are available on the

Application closes October 1, 2023.

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