The principal objectives of UEMO are:
• to study and promote the highest standard of training, practice and patient care within the field of general practice throughout Europe;
• to defend the role of general practitioners in the healthcare systems;
• to promote the ethical, scientific, professional, social and economic interests of European general practitioners, and to secure their freedom of practice in the interest of their patients;
• to determine the united views of the members and to represent them through the appropriate channels to the relevant European authorities and international organisations;
• to work with other European medical groupings, such as the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), to strengthen the position and unanimity of the medical profession in Europe in order to maintain the highest possible standards of education, ethics and patient care.
Among the organisations with which UEMO co-operates are the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the Permanent Working Group of European junior Doctors (PWG), the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since 1992, UEMO has official, non-governmental, consultative status with the Council of Europe.
Source of funding: member contributions and the EU grants
Proportion in 2014: 66% National Medical Organisations and 34% EU grants
Proportion in 2015: 100% National Medical Organisations