Position Statements

Health and social care management in European countries can be targeted and positively influenced by the involvement of occupational therapists in specific areas, for instance, in relation to active ageing; community – based rehabilitation; the impact of child disability on the child and family; vocational rehabilitation; the treatment of mental health issues, and so on.

For a profession like occupational therapy to be visible and valued for the role that it can play, it is necessary that this role is made clear, to the wider public, – to other professionals, stakeholders and policy makers, in order for informed decisions to be made, and valuable resources most effectively used.

COTEC recognises the need of collaboration and is pleased to work together with other organisations on all levels. (also see alliances)

The following documents have been prepared to raise awareness amongst politicians and decision- makers in the EU and in European countries,  of the recognized value of occupational therapy within health and social systems.

Themes Online Resource

Occupational therapy and primary care

Open-Access Article

Scoping review: occupational therapy interventions in primary care

Open-Access Article
Joint Statement on ‘Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environment’ – Caritás Diocesiana de Coimbra and AFEdemy

Joint Statement – Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments

Written statement on ‘Advancing public health for sustainable development in the WHO European Region’ – WHO – RC68

Written Statement WHO-RC68

Joint statement on initiative of WONCA with 6 co-signers on overdiagnosis in health care and over- medicalicalisation of society

Joint Statement WHO-RC68

Joint statement on Health systems strengthening and health coverage.

Joint Statement WHO-RC68

Joint statement in Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation on the initiative of WONCA/EFPC

Joint Statement WHO-RC68

Joint Oral Statement on Accreditation of 19 Non State Actors in FENSA

Joint Oral Statement WHO-RC68
Joint Statement WHO-RC67 – Planetary Health & Primary Health Care Joint Statement WHO-RC67
Joint Statement WHO-RC67 – Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action
Joint Statement WHO-RC67
Refugee Health: Leaving no one behind. Joint Statement WHO-RC67
Working together towards an effective and influential mental health workforce in Europe Consensus statement from COTEC, EFPA, EPA, WCPT Europe, HORATIO, IFSW Europe
Occupational Therapy Perspective on integrated Care Occupational Therapy perspective on Integrated Care
Joint-statement on mental health for the EU Health Policy Platform Join-statement
Patient Empowerment Pos statement NL

EPF LeafletEPF Leaflet