Active Citizens in Europe advocate for vaccination - Training Seminar

6th   November 2018

The 6th of November, ACN organized in Brussels an European training seminar on the theme of life-course vaccination opened to 20 selected leaders of civic and patients associations coming from different countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Malta...). The reason was to responds to the need to be more up-to-date and prepared in the face of a phenomenon (the decrease in vaccination coverage) that has returned to topical relevance; to better identify, recognize and struggle the increased external factors that can negatively influence the vaccine policy in EU Member States and have updated information & knowing how to recognize official sources of information.


Active Citizens in Europe advocate for vaccination - Program

7th November 2018
PHS 01C047
10.00 -12.00
European Parliament
Hosted by MEP David Borrelli, NI



Moderator:  Suzanne Wait, The Health Policy Partnership

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome address

MEP David Borrelli, Group of non-attached Members

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network Read the speech



Therapeutic adherence: value the impact for patients and healthcare system (PROGRAMME)



Therapeutic adherence: value the impact for patients and healthcare system

23 May 2018   9:30 - 13:00 
Room PHS - P7C050, European Parliament


Translation EN – ITA will be provided


Therapeutic adherence: value the impact for patients and healthcare system (BIO)


23 May 2018  9:30 - 13:00
Room PHS - P7C050, European Parliament


Memorandum of Understanding between Pain Alliance Europe and Active Citizenship Network signed

Last 21 of November 2017 in the Bruxelles office of Pain Alliance Europe,  Active Citizenship Network (ACN) and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation between the BMP Patient Centred Innovation Grant managed by PAE and the European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain managed by ACN. This agreement reinforce the already strong cooperation in the field on chronic pain between the two organizations and, first of all, allow to them to better merge their mentioned initiatives.


European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain Collecting Good Practices Second edition 2018-2019

Logo eucivicprize second edition

Active Citizenship Network launch  the second edition of the bi- annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” with the aim to continue to  give evidence on existing good practices in several European countries in terms of struggle against pain.
In particular, this second edition allows us to give continuity to the successful collection of good practices in the struggle against pain started by ACN in 2015 and expanding the “agora” of operators of good practices on pain, encouraging the exchange of experiences among health professionals, healthcare providers, Institutions, civic associations and patient advocacy groups.


The commitment of Active Citizenship Network on cross-border healthcare

Over the years, Active Citizenship Network has been increasing its commitment to promotion and protection of citizens' right in cross border healthcare through the following activities:


International & National initiatives for the European Patients’Rights Day

Look at some examples of hundred initiatives all around Europe. The European Patients’ Rights Day has become a fixed appointment in to improve patients’ rights in Europe and in each Member State!
Please, if also you would like to add your event for the celebration of the European Patients’ Rights Day in your Country, write to Daniela Quaggia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Celebrated in Nicosia the Final International Conference of the European Project Patients’ Voice

celebrated in nicosia the final international conference of the european project patients voice

On 20 June 2017 Active Citizenship Network (ACN) participated as speakers at the International Conference “Patients’ Rights in Europe and Cyprus” of the European Project Patients’ Voice. The project, implemented by the Universal Patient Rights Association (UPRA) and Active Citizenship Network, aims to promote and advocate patients’ rights in Northern Cyprus and has produced a framework and shared a Manifesto on Patients’ Rights to increase the quality in healthcareRead more


The involvement of Active Citizenship Network in SIP 2017

In the context of the Societal Impact of Pain Symposium (SIP) 2017, held in Malta on the 7-8-9 of June 2017, ACN has been involved as cooperation partner.
The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Co-operation partners for SIP 2017 are Pain Alliance Europe and Active Citizenship Network. The SIP 2017 symposium is co-hosted by the Malta Health Network, partner of ACN and the No Pain Foundation.


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