Who can join?
The European Doula Network (EDN) is an umbrella organisation and membership is open to doula associations and doula trainings from Europe and the Mediterranean region. From countries where no such organisations exist, we support “Pioneer Doulas” if they plan to build up an association in the future. The EDN can offer a mentoring process for these doulas.
Members of the EDN should wish to:
- exchange experiences
- learn from each other
- optimise their work and grow in quality and by number
- raise the profile of the work of doulas across Europe and beyond
Information sharing among European doulas has been happening on an informal basis for many years. Network membership makes such interaction more dynamic, visible and accessible. In turn, serves to build the profile and reputation of doulas not only amongst families who engage their services, but also throughout communities and healthcare circles across Europe.
Membership to the EDN also offers the benefit of our newsletter and Member-only access to our database of doula training downloads and discussion forum. These materials are not publicly available as they are used directly in the professional training of doulas. They are invaluable to any doula seeking to expand their capabilities and services.
In addition to accessing EDN resources, Members are also invited to relate their own experiences by sharing stories of their network activities on this website. Send us your text/pictures (using the form on our contact page) and we will publish them with pleasure. You might inspire other members to do something similar.
Friends of the EDN
Are you an individual wanting to support the work of the EDN? Would you like to be connected formally to our network and tap in to a huge community of knowledge and support? Doulas, midwives, birth workers or anyone with an interest in our work can become a friend. To read more about the advantages of becoming a friend, click here.
How to join
The EDN are aware that doula associations are of varied sizes and have different economic resources at their disposal. The EDN strive to be accessible to all doula organisations regardless of their individual circumstances. With this in mind, we offer a sliding scale membership. Associations are able to choose from 3 membership fees, according to their size and economic situation.
Annual member fee for organisations/doula training courses is €50, €75 or €100 (plus PayPal/admin fees included at the checkout) and for ‘Friends of the EDN‘ it is €28.