New twinning project between the Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) and the Icelandic Midwives Association (LMFÍ): Twinning up North!

Posted by Maria Codina on February 7, 2018 at 8:27 am

For the next three years KNOV will be twinning with the Icelandic Midwives Association (LMFÍ). The organisations face similar challenges and aim to strengthen their midwives by teaching them transformative leadership skills in order to contribute towards midwifery-led care in both countries.


Twinning is a cross-cultural reciprocal process where two groups of people work together to achieve joint goals (Cadée 2016). The exchange will last for three years. During this time, twins will learn how to set up a project (of their own choice) and how to lead, lobby for and promote their project in order to achieve successful results. These skills will be taught in 8 interactive workshops. The twins will meet each other twice a year during exchanges in both countries and they will be present at the 21st Congress of the Nordic Federation of Midwives.


KNOV and LMFÍ are confident that their twinning project will be a very inspiring experience for all participating midwives. Midwives can apply until the 15th of February: If you want to know more about how to set up a twinning project, you can download the following mobile application called Twintowin: