The third European Patiens' Rights Day took place on 18th of April 2009 and was celebrated by 34 citizen and patient organizations arranging more than 80 events in 24 European Countries. There were important national events as seminars, educational workshops, information stands an handing out information in hospital, clinics, universities and other public areas.

In addition there was a final European conference held in the Strasbourg Parliament with the active participation of the Healt Commissioner Vassiliou, and MEPs from the various political groups on 22 April the day before the crucial European Parliamentary vote on EU legislature that effected patients' rights (Directive on Patients' rights in cross border care, recommendations on patient safety and recommendations on rare disease.

Date of the European celebration: 18th of April 2009

Place: Strasbourg Parliament, Strasbourg, France

Under the patronage of:
  • European Parliamen
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • Androulla Vassilion member of the European Commission

With the support of:

  • PSE
  • Alliance for liberal and democrats for Europe
  • Fondazione MSD
  • Pharma,
  • Rhoce
  • Lilly
  • Sanofi Aventis

National events:


  • report
  • programme

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