U- Impact! From Citizen Involvement to EU Policy Impact


A European debate and webinar among Institutions, experts,civic & patient organizations, students

Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Sala Rossa - Via delle Coppelle n.35, Roma
10.30 – 15.00
Rome, 4 of March, 2016

10.00 –10.30

10.30 –10.45
Welcome and Introduction by Co-Chairs
Gina Di Liegro, Secretary General Luigi Di Liegro International Foundation, Italy
Mariano Votta, Director Active Citizenship Network

PART A –  The new challenge: the patients’ rights in the framework of cross-border healthcare

10.45 – 11.05
The Respect of Patients’ Rights: a civic assessment at EU Level
Daniela Quaggia, Senior Project Manager of Active Citizenship Network

11.05 – 11.15
Cross Border Healthcare Directive Implementation: an overview
Alceste Santuari, European Association of Health Law - University of Bologna, Italy

11.15 – 11.25
The role of the EU Institutions to improve patients’ rights at EU level
MEP Piernicola Pedicini, Member of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety* - videomessaggio
MEP Sergio Cofferati, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection* -  videomessaggio

11.25 – 11.45
Implementation of National Contact Points for cross-border healthcare in EU Member States: a comparative analysis
Timo Clemens, Department of International Health, Maastricht University, Netherlands

11.45 – 12.00
How to decrease the violations of patients’ rights at national level
Emete Imge, President Universal Patients’ Rights Association (Evrensel Hasta HaklariDernegi), Cyprus

PART B – Call to actionto improve patients’ rights on cross-border healthcare

12.00 – 12.15
From concerns to proposals: towards a European Patients Centre Network
Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network

12.15 – 13.15
Experts debate on the proposal
Claire Damilano, Senior Legal expert in charge of the Your Europe Advice, European Citizen Action Service, Belgium**
Charlotte Roffiaen, Consultant in European Affairs, CISS-CollectifInterassociatif Sur la Santé, France
Maria-Louisa Busuttil, University of Malta, Malta **
Gábor Pogány, Hungarian Patient Forum, President of the Hungarian Federation of People with Rare and Congenital Diseases Network (HUFERDIS), Hungary **

13.15 – 14.00 
Networking buffet lunch

PART C – European communication campaign on cross-border healthcare

14.00 – 14.10
Patients’ rights have no borders
Sonia Belfiore, Project Manager Active Citizenship Network

14.10 – 14.45
Building alliances and promoting civil partnerships to strengthen the protection of citizens’ rights
Gertrude Buttigieg, Malta Health Network, Malta**
Claudia Salvi, Europe Direct, FormezPa, Italy
Olimpia Troili, President Alternativa Europea, Italy
Aida Barquero, FundaciónCiudadanía, Spain**
Daniela Fiore, Young Leaders, Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Italy
Klotilda Kosta, Director of Programs,Partners Albania, Albania**
Arlinda Gjypi, Project Coordinator, Together For Life, Albania**

Questions, answers andconclusion

**on-line participation
* video message

Active Citizenship Network thanks for the support:

Member of the European parliament Interest Group on “European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”

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