SLT days & ESLA webinar series

ESLA promotes the profile and reputation of the SLT profession to the European Commission, other relevant authorities and related organisations, by publishing statements and policies advocating the value of our services for people with communication and swallowing difficulties.

The principal Advocacy activity of ESLA is our annual European Day of Speech and Language Therapy, that is always celebrated on the 6th March in recognition of the original founding Charter of CPLOL.

Each year our Member Associations feature the selected theme of communication and swallowing disorders and organise public events to raise awareness and visibility of the impact on families and the contribution of the SLT profession.

The winning poster for SLT Day 2023 was designed by our member PAL, Panhellenic Association of Speech and Language Therapists, from Greece. The following are the topics that have been announced for ESLA's European Day up to 2025.


European SLT day from 2022 to 2025

The following are the topics that have been announced for ESLA's European Day up to 2025.


ESLA 2023 Webinars

Save the dates!

Here is the dates for our  2023 webinars:

  • Saturday 11th March 2023: European SLT Day: "Speech and language therapists' roles in critical care and emergency medicine" by Dr Jackie McRae, FRCSLT FHEA;
  • Thursday 22nd June 2023 at 6 PM CEST: "Narratives as a window onto the mind" by Prof Dr Roel Willems, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
  • Thursday 5th October 2023, at 6 PM CEST : "The SLT role in supported decision-making and mental capacity assessment" by Mark Jayes, PhD, PGCLTHE, FHEA, FRCSLT, Research Fellow in Communication Disability | Faculty of Health and Education | Manchester Metropolitan University;
  • Thursday 30th November 2023 at 6 PM CET: "Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Differential Diagnosis" by Edythe A. Strand, Ph.D.,
    Emeritus Professor, Mayo College of Medicine; Emeritus Speech Pathologist, Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic.

Further information will be soon available.

Stay tuned!