“European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting Good Practices"


Active Citizenship Network has launched the project ”EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices”. The aim is to give evidence of existing good practices in  European countries in terms of struggle against pain.

The establishment of a “European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain”, based on the  selection of the practices presented by different healthcare stakeholders (patients’associations, health professionals, private and public hospitals, universities, etc.) provides an occasion for demonstrating what this community can offer in terms of good practice and experiences which are useful in raising awareness about the condition, enhancing the body of knowledge of positive cases and success, and strengthening commitment to this topic.

This initiative allowed us to collect 30 Good Practices received from 11 different countries: (Malta 2; UK 6;Spain 8;Portugal 2; Ireland 1; Italy 6; Germany 1; Denmark 1; Finland 1; Netherlands 1; Russia 1). All the received Good Practices will be collected and published within a report that will be available within this web page soon. This will start the creation of a network of best practice practitioners, able to provide information, advice and practical help to each other.

On February 28 2017 a jury composed by international experts in chronic pain (from universities, healthcare professionals and providers’ organizations, civic and patients’ associations etc..) has selected the 4 winners of the prize, one for each category: innovation -clinical practice- patients empowerment -professional education.

The Award Ceremony will be celebrated during the SIP - Societal Impactof Pain Symposium 2017 that will be held in Malta on 8-9 June 2017, during the Maltese Presidency of European Union. It will represent the recognition of ongoing excellence.

We like to think that this will be the first in a series of prizes – perhaps every two years – awarded to celebrate progress in the treatment and manage of chronic pain.

The winners will be given an expenses-paid visit to another winner and a publication in English in a suitable journal.

Download the leaflet

For more information, please contact Daniela Quaggia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other information:
The Engagement of Cittadinanzattiva in the Fight against Useless Pain
Good practice: the policy of Cittadinanzattiva

 Active Citizenship Network is responsible for the scientific design and contents of this Project, that shall be realized with the financial and non-financial support of



The Jury of the Prize is composed by the following project partners:

CancerContribution ECHO efic Emnipre Spain
hope Pain Alliance uehp  




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