European Patients' Rights Day 2016: the celebration of the 10th Anniversary

Active Citizenship Network has devoted the 10th edition of the European Patients’ Rights Day to the issue of “Reducing waste and inefficiency in the Healthcare Systems, increasing quality of patient care”. The European multi­-stakeholder conference has been held on the 4th of May 2016 at the European Parliament in Brussels with the aims to increase the culture of common goods and the fight of each form of waste, fostering the cooperation among different stakeholders - either public or private, civic and institutional - to find useful solutions. Read more!



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Patients’ Voice - European Project

Patients’ Voice Project is the first European Union funded project, implementing by the Universal Patient Rights Association (UPRA), that want to help to promote and advocate for patients’ rights in Northern Cyprus. It has become active since March 2016 as a partnership project between UPRA and Active Citizenship Network.

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Patients’ Voice - Study Visit in ITALY

On 7-10 November 2016, a Cypriot delegation of 10 people was hosted in Rome by Active Citizenship Network for a study visit in the framework of the EU project “Patients’ Voice”. The trip was meant to give them a practical insight on protection of patients’ rights, advocacy techniques and strategies and policy building. The 4-day visit included classes and meetings with several representatives of Italian associations with an expertise in the health field. The tours in local hospitals and exchange of views with health professionals and medical directors were also of great interest and appreciated.

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#MakeWorkWork for those affected by Neurological Disorders and Chronic Pain Conditions

Active Citizenship Network supports the Written Declaration, under Rule 136 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions. The initiative is promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) with the aim to encourage research into and access to innovative treatments, promote prevention and self-management approaches, decrease stigma and work together to improve quality of life for people living with these disabling conditions.

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4 March 2016 - Improving patients’ rights in the age of the Cross Border Healthcare Directive

Active Citizenship Network organized a webinar-conference on 4 March 2016 in Rome, on the topic of “Improving patients’ rights in the age of the Cross Border Healthcare Directive”. The event involved online and on-the-spot participation of national and international experts to debate the European Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare and the current state of its implementation throughout Europe.
On this occasion, the communication campaign “Patients’ rights have no borders” has been presented for the first time.
Read more about the event here.

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