The involvement of Active Citizenship Network in SIP SYMPOSIUM 2019

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More than 210 persons have registered to the international SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7 in Brussels titled “Bringing Pain Policy to the next Decade”, and many followed the event via live stream. Have a look at the impressions from the Opening Ceremony on November 6 in the Concert Noble where the winners of the 2nd edition of the EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain, led by Active Citizenship Network, were awarded, and also the impressions from the SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7.

The Secretary General of Cittadinanzattiva was involved in the opening ceremony on November 6, while the Director of Active Citizenship Network was involved on November 7 for the introductory remarks “sip 10th anniversary: past, present, and future”. To read his speech, chick here.

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During the symposium, the preliminary results of the 2019 European Survey on National Pain Plans on national that SIP is carrying out have been presented. Surveys are very important to the work of SIP, as they allow for policy recommendations based on citizens needs. The full report of the survey will be published during the next year.

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The 30 posters around the themes of SIP national platforms and other SIP related initiatives on research, education, employment, quality indicators which presented during the Symposium have been published on the SIP website as well.

The Symposium was the occasion to present a set of concrete policy recommendations which were drafted during a workshop at the margin of the Symposium and focus on how to address pain as a health indicator by implementing the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Once finalised, the recommendations will be delivered to the upcoming German Presidency of the Council of the EU (July-December 2020) as well as the German Ministry of Health.

Here you can find all available materials related to the plenary sessions on the SIP website under the following links:

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Press Review (only in IT language)

To know more, read about the involvement of Active Citizenship Network in SIP

(Updated November 2019)

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