Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network is organizing a European training seminar on the topic of intimate health conditions (incontinence, stomia, etc.) in Brussels on 17 November from 14:30 to 18:00.
The initiative is addressed to the representatives and leaders of Patients Advocacy Groups (PAGs) working at local, national and European levels for the protection of patients' rights and is part of the European project “Overcoming new challenges for advocacy of people with intimate health conditions in Europe” promoted by Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network and F.A.I.S.-Federation of Incontinent and Ostomised Associations, a non-profit organisation that groups the regional voluntary associations in favour of incontinent and ostomised people in Italy - with the aim of giving more attention to the sensitive issues related to this topic.
A common set of updated information will be provided and experiences will be shared, building an informal network of patient associations which will be trained to become educators in their own communities to improve the uptake of messages aimed at individual and public health protection, to fight stigma, make invisible visible and reduce health inequalities across Europe. People from 14 Member States have already confirmed their participation.