“Access to healthcare should be a priority for the EU institutions and Member States”

Some patients in Europe cannot access proper diagnosis and treatment. Innovation in healthcare does not reach EU Member States in an equal way. Patients with acute or serious diseases are sometimes forced More »

Identify the cause to find a cure

Luisa Avedano, CEO of the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), shared thoughts about the way chronic diseases are tackled at the EU level. Despite extensive research there is More »

AGE Platform Europe: Towards an Age-Friendly European Parliament

AGE PlatformEurope’s vision is that of a society for all ages, free from age discrimination and stereotypes and based on solidarity and cooperation between generations, where everyone is empowered to play an More »

“My goal is to strive for equal access to healthcare for all Europeans”

  Dimitris Kontopidis, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient, vice-president of the Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association and chronic-disease activist, was a candidate for the European Parliament in the 2014 EU Elections and his party More »

Patients have a unique insight into what it is to be a patient

Patients have a unique insight into the reality of living with an illness and are therefore in the best position to lead and inform both policy and research development. Informed patient involvement More »

 

“Access to healthcare should be a priority for the EU institutions and Member States”

Some patients in Europe cannot access proper diagnosis and treatment. Innovation in healthcare does not reach EU Member States in an equal way. Patients with acute or serious diseases are sometimes forced

Identify the cause to find a cure

Luisa Avedano, CEO of the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), shared thoughts about the way chronic diseases are tackled at the EU level. Despite extensive research there is

AGE Platform Europe: Towards an Age-Friendly European Parliament

AGE PlatformEurope’s vision is that of a society for all ages, free from age discrimination and stereotypes and based on solidarity and cooperation between generations, where everyone is empowered to play an

“My goal is to strive for equal access to healthcare for all Europeans”

  Dimitris Kontopidis, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient, vice-president of the Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association and chronic-disease activist, was a candidate for the European Parliament in the 2014 EU Elections and his party

Patients have a unique insight into what it is to be a patient

Patients have a unique insight into the reality of living with an illness and are therefore in the best position to lead and inform both policy and research development. Informed patient involvement

“The 2014 EU elections are a way to partake in our future as patients”

Regarding the first statement of the EPF Campaign for the EU Elections, I totally agree that every patient’s view matters.  The thing is, the professional view has been built on centuries of

Health Inequalities: Bulgarian Children Battle for Treatment

Equal access to affordable, available, and high-quality healthcare is a basic EU-citizen right.  Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many living in the EU as highlighted in our campaign for the

A patient journey through Europe

The right of patients in Europe to seek healthcare in another EU Member State, and be reimbursed for it, is now clearly established thanks to the EU Directive on Patients’ Rights in

Why should patients care about the EU?

Alastair Kent, President of the Patients Network for Medical Research and Health (EGAN), talks about patients and the EU on the occasion of the EPF Campaign for the 2014 EU Elections: “Taken

“Migraine is not just a headache”

May 2013 is the Month of the Brain. This is the occasion for all neurological disorders to champion their cause. Audrey Craven, the current President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations