“My experience as a Young Gasteiner”

Just coming back from the European Health Forum Gastein 2014, I would like to share my experience as a Young Gasteiner. The programme was a great opportunity to come in contact with More »

Stronger Connected: building national neurological alliances

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) launched “Stronger Connected” – a guide to building national neurological alliances – at the Advocate for Brain, Mind and Pain Workshop on 24-25 September 2014 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 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 experience as a Young Gasteiner”

Just coming back from the European Health Forum Gastein 2014, I would like to share my experience as a Young Gasteiner. The programme was a great opportunity to come in contact with

Stronger Connected: building national neurological alliances

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) launched “Stronger Connected” – a guide to building national neurological alliances – at the Advocate for Brain, Mind and Pain Workshop on 24-25 September 2014

“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