About the European Board of Urology
The European Board of Urology (EBU) is a section office of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EBU’s objectives are to study and standardise urological training in Europe. We aim to achieve these objectives by the following means:
- Setting educational standards for training institutions and the maintenance of such standards.
- Identifying minimal requirements for urology training and publish a European Curriculum.
- Defining rules for accreditation of educational activities.
- Offering a systematic assessment for the recognition of quality, both for the individual and training institutions.
For more than two decades we have been working towards achieving these aims and already today we see the results. All of our activities and programmes are well-established and are recognised internationally as a Mark of Excellence:
- Certification of training programmes and centres
- Endorsement of activities related to CME and CPD
- Organising the European Board Examinations in Urology
The EBU seeks no legislative or executive power. It is our expertise that we are investing into the future of European urology. Click here to read about EBU’s background and history.
The official language of the EBU is English.
EBU and the EAU
For the advancement of the European Urology, the EBU collaborates with the European Association of Urology (EAU).
The EAU is a scientific, professional and educational organisation which actively promotes the development of urological science and practice and represents the interests of all its members, urologists and related medical professionals. The EBU, on the other hand, is a non-profit organisation that is charged with regulatory matters, it has independent evaluation tools and authority, as well as broad expertise in urology training standards and requirements.
The key to ensuring unbiased and high-quality assessment of all EAU and other European urology-related training activities is the fact that the European Board of Urology works as an entirely independent regulatory organisation.
At the same time, close cooperation and coordination between the EBU and the EAU is necessary in order to achieve universally high urology training and practice standards all throughout Europe.