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.
The Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination of which ACN is member, is organizing an Info Session on Wednesday 7 June 2023 from 11.30-12.00 to prepare the campaign for the European Flu Day which will be celebrated on 11 October 2023. This webinar, hosted by the Secretariat of the Steering Group on Zoom Platform, aims to introduce participants to the EU Flu Day project and this year's campaign toolkit which will take place on the topics of empowering health workers, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to ensure that doctors, nurses and pharmacists are equipped to not only administer but also communicate about seasonal influenza vaccines and immunization, to their patients and colleagues.
Cittadinanzattiva, as a project partner, will be present at the next project meeting which will be also the occasion to discuss the Patient needs and expectations that are at the centre of the project: FACILITATE, in fact, is a project built on a patient-centred vision: it focuses on the needs and rights of the patients who take part in a clinical trial to dispose of their own data, Its main goal is to develop a process to return data originating from a clinical trial to study participants for their use and re-use. The whole data process, from the collection of data to its destruction or anonymization, including its sharing and re-use, will be legally and ethically compliant and aligned with the patient's voice.