Certification EBU-EAU Host Centre

The EBU-EAU Host Centre Certification Programme is a common initiative of the EBU and the European Association of Urology (EAU). It aims to streamline the certification process for training centres hosting European Urological Scholarship Programmes (EUSP) and to become more responsive to new developments in continuing medical education.


Criteria
An EBU-EAU Certified Host Centre practices a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of one of the following urological fields:
 
• Andrology
• BHP
• Oncology: Renal, Penile, Prostate, Testicular and Urothelial
• Female urology and incontinence
• Neuro-urology
• Paediatric urology
• Reconstructive urology
• Stone disease
• Transplantation

Furthermore, an EBU-EAU host centre should meet the following general criteria:

• Work in line with the EAU Guidelines.
• Have an adequate number of cases to maintain a high level of results and
   to provide a comprehensive and practical training in the given specialty.
• Be adequately equipped and have access to supporting specialties.
• Employ at least two consultants who are experts in the field.
• Demonstrate that it has a structured programme to allow the fellow to gain
   knowledge and expertise in the field.
• Publish own results.
• Be involved in scientific or clinical research and support the fellow to participate.

Eligible Countries
Centres is the following countries are eligible to apply for EBU-EAU Host Centre Certification: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine.

Application process
Would your centre like to receive certification and international recognition as European centre of excellence? Then you can apply online via the EBU Evaluation & Certification Database. If you don’t have an account to access this database, you need to sign up and create one first. Once you are signed in, you need to select the option “EBU-EAU Host Centre Certification”.

Fee
The administration fee is EUR 250,00 per applied specialty. The evaluation process will be finished within four weeks after receipt of payment.

Certification
When all criteria are met, the title “EBU-EAU Certified Host Centre” is granted for a period of five years, provided that the core staff is not replaced. The EBU issues a Certificate of Accreditation.
The certified centres will be listed on the EBU and EAU websites.