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' rights have no borders”

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the European Patients’ Rights Day, Active Citizenship Network has decided to organize a widespread campaign in 2016 in cooperation with some of the national patient associations involved in its network.

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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.

3 May 2016 – Official launch at the European Parliament

The official launch of the campaign was held on 3 May 2016 at the European Parliament in Brussels, and was hosted by MEP David Borrelli, Co-Chair of the EFDD Group and Co-Founder of the Interest Group “European Patients’ Rights & Cross-border Healthcare”.
The meeting was a debate among civic and patient associations from different Member States, EU Commission-Cross-border healthcare & e-Health Unit, experts in the field of civil rights, Institutional representatives, National Contact Points and several stakeholders at EU level. Read more…

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