EJD Policies & Statements

Statement on Italian PGT

Brussels, September 2017

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group expresses its concern at the current situation regarding Italian Postgraduate Medical Education.
The long-standing shortage of postgraduate medical training contracts in Italian Medical Universities has created a situation whereby numerous junior doctors cannot find a job, or continue their specialty training.

Statement concerning protection and rights of JDs during pregnancy and parenthood

Rotterdam, May 2017

Pregnant doctors can be required to work in challenging situations, often working long hours and on-call through the night. Doctors can also face pregnancy-related discrimination concerning both salary and professional development. Some doctors find it difficult to raise these issues with their employer – either because they have temporary contracts, or because they are afraid of negative professional consequences.  

Statement of support for Turkish Doctors

Rotterdam, May 2017



During the state of emergency following the coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, more than 50.000 state employees and 2.000 medical doctors, including 37 medical residents were sacked from state employment by different decrees.

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group strongly supports the Turkish junior doctors in their struggle for the constitutional right to complete their postgraduate training, without political or judicial obstacles.

Statement on Junior Doctors' Wellbeing

Porto, October 2016

EJD strongly suggests that such problems cannot be dealt individually by each junior doctor but should be addressed systemically by providing a healthy work environment, support from colleagues, access to supervision, recognition of the difficult nature of our profession and help with developing coping strategies.

Statement on MRAs

Porto, October 2016

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group (EJD) reaffirms support for the principles of medical mobility and the free movement of doctors between countries to work and live. We believe that, if implemented correctly, Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) could help to facilitate this.


Statement on ePortfolio

Oslo, October 2015

The European Junior Doctors, as the representative organisation for over 300,000 junior doctors around Europe, recommends the following minimum standards for ePortfolios used in postgraduate medical training

Policy Paper on Management and Leadership Training

Oslo, October 2015

The EJD believes management and leadership training must be provided for free for every physician as an integral part of both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Joint Statement on Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Vienna, May 2015

Each European patient deserves and has the right to receive care of adequate standards, particularly in times of economic hardship and distress

Policy on the Third Cycle of the Bologna Process

Heidelberg, November 2013

With the implementation of the Bologna Process in medical education Junior Doctors are facing several difficulties which are named in this documents and recommendations for the future implementation are given.

Statement on Curricula & Assessments

Heidelberg, November 2013

The European Junior Doctors (EJD) believes that doctors in training should be required to fulfil set criteria’s for successful progress and be monitored by continuous assessments.