XIII European Patients’ Rights Day 2019 (9th April 2019)

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Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system.
A Debate on citizens' expectations
9th April 2019, 12:30 - 15:00  Room JAN 4Q2

At the occasion of the XIII European Patients' Rights Day, on the 9th of April, a selection of candidates for the new EU Parliament - to be voted at the end of May 2019 - will be invited to discuss different priority topics linked to healthcare policies at EU level, including health promotion & disease prevention, value of and access to innovation.

To attend the conference, please register here by March 30th (registration is mandatory).

In these days, a large number of Europeans believe the EU is heading in the wrong direction but we hope to convert that dissatisfaction into democratic zeal rather than political apathy. For this reason, we would like to transform the Brussels event of the European Patients' Rights Day in a debate on citizens’ expectations about health issues, and to ask to candidate MEPs to share their opinions on the challenges for Health in EU 2019 -2024. Indeed, we strongly believe that the reinforcement of the rights established in the EU Charter of Patients’ Rights will become effective only with the cooperation and commitment of all the healthcare stakeholders.

During the Conference an interaction tool will enable interactive Q&A, live polls and insights about the audience, in order to give to all the attendants – approximately a hundred people coming from different Member States – the opportunity to discuss and ask the MEPs about their future commitment on healthcare issues.

The event will provide a civic perspective, putting and recognizing the citizens at the center of health policies, not only as “users or consumers” of health services or “patients” with a specific disease, but rather as active citizens participating in healthcare policymaking as essential stakeholders. This will strengthen our ‘European citizenship’, trying to reduce the gap between citizens and Institutions, by showing also the benefits that the EU could offer to patients.

The Conference aims mainly to exchange and discuss with candidates the needs of citizens and patients and how to strengthen their rights at European level, to contribute to set out the EU health agenda: influence and advocate on political priorities and to increase the cooperation among the EU Institutions and citizens & patient organizations.

As for the previous editions of the EPRD, about 100 attendants are expected. People selected among Active Citizenship Network constituency (civic & patients organizations, partners in EU projects, consultants, etc.); MEPs and their assistants; leaders of national and EU Brussels-based umbrella organizations/networks; European Commission members; relevant stakeholders (healthcare professionals, scientific societies, providers, companies, representatives of public and private sectors), media & Brussels-based PR agencies.

The event is kindly co-hosted by MEP Brando Benifei and MEP Elena Gentile, S&D group.

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Interpretation will be provided in IT,EN

The conference is realized thanks to the support of

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For further information please contact Bianca Ferraiolo – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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