What is EMPODaT?
EMPODaT, the European-Mediterranean Postgraduate Program on Organ Donation and Transplantation, is a TEMPUS project funded by the European Commission, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), to develop and implement a Postgraduate Program on Organ Donation and Transplantation, in accordance with the European Space for Higher Education guidelines. It will employ a blended learning methodology and will provide a common framework, where Universities from 4 different European countries and 3 countries benefitting from the European Neighbourhood Policy Partnership Instrument (ENPI) will collaborate actively to develop a successful lifelong learning strategy.
It is addressed to healthcare professionals involved or about to join Organ Donation and Transplantation in Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon and aims at setting the base for a European-Mediterranean Training Model of Specialists in Organ Donation and Transplantation.
This may result in the development of safe and quality transplant systems in the Mediterranean area as the training of healthcare professionals is proved to have a positive impact upon organ donation (see ETPOD article).