Active Citizenship Network has been officially invited to participate to the “One Year of HERA” Conference, taking place in person in Brussels on 8 December 2022. The Conference is the first occasion to gather actors from the institutional EU governance networks and also from industry, research, academia, civil society, national/local/regional authorities, key international organisations, partner countries as well as many other stakeholders to discuss on innovative medical solutions to address cross-border health threats, resilient supply of medical countermeasures and international collaborations in preparedness and response to cross-border health. To know more, click here.
JOIN OUR EVENT ON ADULT VACCINATION AT THE EU PARLIAMENT! Registration link (registration is free but mandatory)
Active Citizenship Network (ACN), is glad to invite you to the next EU Webinar: “Waiting for the next Council conclusions: focus on adult vaccination” on the 6th December 2022 from 14:30 – 16:00 CET. EU health Ministers will meet later this year, under the Czech Presidency of the European Council, to discuss the European institutions' commitment to the vaccination policy. The Expert Meeting on Vaccinations, which will be held in Prague on 21 and 22 November, is an excellent opportunity to ensure that vaccines are seen as a lifelong saving rather than a cost. There is a clear need to consider lifelong vaccination in these policy discussions and we appealed to Eu institutions to support the need to prioritise adult vaccination to help ensure the protection of the most vulnerable and reduce the burden on healthcare systems. Our multi-stakeholder online event, hosted by the MEPs Interest Group "European Patients' Rights & CrossBorder Healthcare, is intended to be a moment of reflection to observe and discuss the outcome of the situation, also on the basis of the documents that will come out of the expert meeting on 21-22.
Active Citizenship network has been invited to speak in the session dedicated to Promoting Life Course Vaccination Strategies as the Basis of Health Systems Resilience Across Europe. It is one of the 5 Vaccine Working Groups taking place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December in Amsterdam and online, in the framework of the Excellence in Pediatrics Annual conference.
The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) is currently focusing on ICD-11 (International Classification of diseases), and as part of its activities in 2022, it’s revisiting the SIP Road Map Monitor. The results from the SIP Road Map Monitor 2022 will officially be launched at this event. To register, click here.
Since 2022, Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network was officially appointed by the EU Commission as a member of the HERA Civil Society Forum, the expert group of the HERA Advisory Forum, led by the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). The second meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum which will take place at the Albert Borchette Conference Center, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels, on the 28 November 2022 in the afternoon. A hybrid connection option is available for the member cannot join in person. To know more, click here.
This year, the Forum will be entirely dedicated to citizens and how they are prepared for winter and what they can still do to control their energy bills and engage in green energy Please save the date for this event in your agendas.
The IDEAHL (Improving Digital Empowerment for Active Healthy Living) consortium is organizing a workshop on inclusion, gender and ethics & privacy framework for digital health literacy next 23 of November from 10-12pm CET. The ultimate purpose of the project will be to empower EU citizens in using digital tools to have a more active role in the management of their own health and well-being, as well as supporting social innovations for person-centred care models. Active Citizenship Network has been invited to participate and its Director Mariano Votta has been involved in the Advisory Board of the IDEAHL H2020 project. To know more, click here.
On November 21st, from 12:00 to 13:00, the AHEAD project consortium partners - among which there is also Active Citizenship Network-Cittadinazattiva - will organise a webinar about tackling and preventing medical deserts with the use of the Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool they developed, which can be used by citizens and policymakers for evidence-based policy measures to address medical deserts.
Active Citizenship Network Director will be one of the speakers in the EU webinar hosted by the Financial Times in partnership with Pfizer. Scheduled next 17 Nov from 16.00 to 16.50 CET, the webinar will explore strategies for living with COVID-19 that will ensure those at highest risk for serious illness are not left behind. The discussion will focus on how the ecosystem of stakeholders such as governments, health authorities, and pharmaceutical companies can better work together to prepare for surges and help protect the most vulnerable. To register, click here.
JOIN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE EVENT AT THE EU PARLIAMENT! Registration link
Supported by Active Citizenship Network andendorsed the MEPs Interest Group on "European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare", the European Parliamentary event titled “Driving Collaboration in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: Going Further, Aiming Higher” aims to create awareness of the urgent need to leverage current EU policy developments in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The hybrid event, organized by Weber Shandwick, is scheduled at the EU Parliament in Bruxelles next 15 November, 11am-12.30pm CET. Resistance against antimicrobial treatments including antibiotics places a considerable burden on healthcare systems, society and animal health. According to a WHO Technical Report in 2019 AMR directly caused nearly 1.3 million deaths and was associated with almost 5 million deaths. The European Health Union indicated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of its top three priority health threats in the EU. Within the context of the Revision of the Pharma Legislation and the planned Council Recommendations on AMR, the objective of the event is to bring high-level European policy-makers to discuss the innovation framework for the development of new antibiotics based on concrete examples of initiatives conducted by national health authorities to fight against AMR. The event will also explore collaborative and governance models to achieve better implementation of actions and best practices for a holistic AMR approach. For more information, please write to