Zorgnet-Icuro is the Belgian observer member of HOSPEEM. The organisation represents the Flemish network of care organisations with more than 775 members, such as general and acute hospitals, university hospitals, mental health services and facilities for elderly care, in particular residential care centers. Zorgnet Vlaanderen was founded in 1938 and Icuro was founded in 1968 together representing approximately 130.000 employees. Zorgnet-Icuro was created from the fusion of Zorgnet Vlaanderen (formerly VVI) and Icuro (formerly VOV), a process completed in 2017. The organisation aims to defend shared interests and promotes the expertise sharing between members representing them at Flemish, national and international level.