The Sections of Paediatric Surgery and Urology together with the European Society of Paediatric Urology created in 2001 a Multidisciplinary Joint Committee (MJC) on Paediatric Urology. Unanimously approving to join the MJC the 2001 Budapest General Meeting emphasised: a) the need to enter the Committee "on the same level" with Urologists; b) the opportunity to draw some sort of a syllabus of training in Paediatric Urology, looking very carefully at its realisation particularly in regard to neonatal urology; c) the need to have our Trainees exposed also to adult Urology; d) the need to check if paediatric urology is performed in an environment suitable for childrens' need, such as a Children Hospital; e) the opportunity to have Paediatric Urology in the syllabus of the European Examination. Appointed to represent the Section in the MJC were Yves Aigrain and Ole Nielsen, since 2003 replaced by Jorgen Thorup.
The MJCPU decided the creation of a Committee and an Academy in Paediatric Urology (with functions parallel to those of Section and Board), with elected President of the Academy.
Relevant documents of the MJCPU can be found at http://www.espu.org/eapu-jcpu