HealthTech For Care, a new Active Citizenship Network official partner, is delighted to see the return of the 5th edition of HealthTech Innovation Days (HTID#5), taking place in Paris on October 24 and 25, and virtually on October 27. The objective of HTID#5 is to provide a forum for promising European life sciences companies to accelerate their growth and bring their innovative solutions to patients faster. To register, click here.
On October 24 and 25, 2023 seven EU-funded projects (Horizon2020) will bring together on stage speakers from the EU institutions, from the projects as well as key players from the energy market, to discuss how the work done in the past 3 years can support RE-energising Europe.
The first day will focus on understanding the future of energy demand and its policy implications through new societal trends, behavioural aspects and multiple benefits through the involvement of three different projects, including NUDGE, in which Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network is one of the consortium partners. On October 25 the discussion will be focused on energy communities and renewable energy, accelerating Europe’s transition towards a climate neutral, inclusive future.
The second online focus group, in the framework of the “Civil Society promoting vaccination across the life-course” EU project, will be held in France the 27 of September 2023, organized by the Coalition for Life Course Immunisation (CLCI), official partner of Active Citizenship Network. Independent experts will discuss the importance of life course vaccination in their country, including Covid-19 lessons learned, barriers to vaccine access, options of diverse vaccine choices, and the possible change of the annual vaccination schedule. To know more about the initiative, please click here.
The first online focus group, in the framework of the “Civil Society promoting vaccination across the life-course” EU project, will be held in Spain the 26 of September 2023, organized by the Asociación Española contra la Meningitis, official partner of Active Citizenship Network. Independent experts will discuss the importance of life course vaccination in their country, including Covid-19 lessons learned, barriers to vaccine access, options of diverse vaccine choices, and the possible change of the annual vaccination schedule. To know more about the initiative, please click here.
Within the framework of the #VaccinAction2023 EU project, Active Citizenship Network held on the14th of September 2023, from 15:00-17:00 CEST, the online training event titled “Healthy living, healthy ageing: burden of VPDs in European adults population - what if we do nothing?”.
Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) are diseases caused by bacteria and viruses that can be prevented by vaccines.
The initiative consisted of a 2-hour free of charge training seminar ( if you missed it see the recording) opened to leaders of civic and patient associations from different countries in order to respond – with the support of independent experts - to the need to be more updated and prepared to support and protect the value, in particular, of adult immunization and its related benefits for the protection of both individual and public health.
From 5 to 7 July 2023 the partners composing the consortium of the “NUDging consumers towards enerGy Efficiency through behavioral science” (NUDGE) project – which consists of a multidisciplinary team of 10 partners with different backgrounds and expertise - will meet to analyse the progress made so far and discuss the realization of the activities that will take place during the last months of the project duration. Cittadinanzattiva - Active Citizenship Network will participate in this plenary meeting of the project in the capacity of the only Italian partner in the consortium. To find out more, click here.
Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network has been invited for the next meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum that will take place on Friday 30 June 2023 in the morning. HERA Civil Society Forum is the expert group of the HERA Advisory Forum, led by the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). The Civil Society Forum makes the interactions between interested parties easier and acts as a contact point between HERA and stakeholders representing patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. It provides views, observations and opinions from civil society stakeholders to the HERA Advisory Forum on matters of health preparedness and response, with a focus on medical countermeasures.
Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network has been invited to take part the second multi-stakeholder meeting of the “Mission Board on Vaccination in Europe”. The meeting will include updates and group discussions related to each working group, as well as contributions from external speakers, including the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the EU. To know more about the CAN commitment at the EU level on vaccination policy,
Building up on our health-focused research and impact programmes, this year Think Young decided to organize the first European Vaccination and Prevention Summit which will be an opportunity for policymakers, health experts and civil society organisations to come together and discuss the challenges in the area of vaccinations and prevention both at European and Member State Level. The Summit – planned in Brussels at the Museum of Natural Science on 28 June - will also aim to spotlight youth voices with respect to vaccines and prevention, connecting the concerns and views of young people with high-level stakeholders in the healthcare industry and related policy fields.
ACN and all 22 other NIGHTINGALE partner organisations will come together for a two-day meeting, which will focus on the main project updates and recent developments of the technological solutions developed in the project to improve the operational capabilities of emergency medical services and civil protection agencies in case of mass casualty incidents. Partners will be able to review progress and formulate a clear strategy for the coming months. Read more about Nightingale here.