17 November 2023 | 14:30 – 18:00
Martin’s hotel, Brussels


12:30 - 14:00 Welcome lunch

Moderator: Pier Raffaele Spena, National President – Federazione Associazioni Incontinenti e Stomizzati (FAIS)

14:30 – 14:35 Tour de table

14:35 – 14:40 Welcome speech
Mariano Votta, Head of EU Affairs – Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network

14:40 – 15:30 Overview on incontinence and ostomy at EU level: needs and rights.
Alejandra López Callejón, Stoma therapist - University Clinic Hospital, Valencia (Spain)

15:30 – 16:00 Living with an ostomy: the impact of education, the role of caregivers and the importance of research.
Giulia Villa, Assistant Professor in Nursing Science - Center for Nursing Research and Innovation, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy)

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:50 Sharing advocacy experiences.
Inés Aulló Pérez, AEAPAF & FAPOE, Spain
Agnieszka Siedlarska, STOMAlife fundacja, Poland
Tomáš Skřička, Czech ILCO, Czech Republic
Pier Raffaele Spena, FAIS, Italy

17:50 – 18:00 Next steps & conclusion
Bianca Ferraiolo, Head of the Representative Office to the EU – Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network

19:30 – 21:30 Networking dinner


The initiative is realized by:

  • fais


With the unconditional support of:


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