European Junior Doctors


Main aims

The EJD's (PWG´s) initial objectives include safeguarding the interests of the Junior Doctors in Europe, improving relations between its member organisations and narrowing the gap between the Junior Doctors of the European Union and those of other European countries. Over the last four decades, the EJD (PWG) has actively intervened in defense of the medical profession in Europe with the purpose of contributing to the development of Junior Doctors' work and education and has had an important role as a background group for the organisations of Junior Doctors in countries preparing to join the European Union. From the beginning of the EJD's (PWG´s) existence, it became evident that the Junior Doctors of the various countries have many similar experiences and difficulties. Therefore, after pooling the information and exchanging ideas, the EJD (PWG) was able to identify the main areas of interest to Junior Doctors in Europe.

Countries Represented

19 countries


Junior Doctors

History of the organization

The EJD was formally created in Bad-Nauheim, Germany, in May 1976 as Permanent Working Group of European Junior Hospital Doctors (PWG). Since then, the EJD has become the European medical organisation with the most comprehensive national membership, representing over 300.000 Junior Doctors all over Europe.

Registered Office

European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group
Rue Guimard 15
1040 Brussels, Belgium


Reinhardtstrasse No. 36
10117 Berlin (Germany)
Phone: +49 30 746846 17
Fax:     +49 30 746846 16