OsEAN Membership Application Process
OsEAN accepts memberships from educational structures who provide education and training in the osteopathic field. Individuals, however, cannot become members of OsEAN.
An audit is mandatory for all types of membership. In order to become a member of OsEAN the applying school needs to comply with the standard of the “EN 16686 – Osteopathic Healthcare Provision” and the OsEAN standard, which is an addition to the EN 16686. To provide an objective assessment of the applicant OsEAN found an external partner for quality assurance. The Austrian Standards Institute (hereinafter referred to as ASI) coordinated the development of the standard EN 16686 and was therefore found to be the best-suited partner for this task. Institution complying with this standard can become full members of OsEAN. However, there is also a membership category for institutions in an early stage of development, which do not comply with those criteria yet, but are aspiring to do so in the future.
If you are interested in becoming a member of OsEAN, you can download the application forms from the "Membership Application Documents" sidebar on the right or simply contact the OsEAN Office or the OsEAN Membership Committee.
Please note that OsEAN’s working language is English, therefore we kindly ask you to provide all of the required documents in English. Thank you!