Active Citizenship Network signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with HealthTech For Care. HealthTech For Care is designed to support and promote access to healthcare for all, and it is the promoter of “HealthTech For Patients”, a European conference that places the patient at the heart of medical innovation. Thanks to this agreement, Active Citizenship Network reinforced its contacts in France, because HealthTech For Care is a non-profit organization supported by its founder France Biotech and the network of French health clusters. To know more, click here.
The Italian Forum on Inequality and Diversity (ForumDD), an alliance of active citizens’ organizations and academic and institutional research, launched the "Health as Common Good" documentary and campaignin support of the proposal to create a pan-European public Research & Development infrastructure and drug delivery organization. The aim of the campaign is both to bring to the attention of MEPs the need to truly learn from the Pandemic in the EU's commitment to public research and to raise awareness among all citizens on such p crcial issue. We are inviting people to sign a petition in support of the proposal, submitted to the European Parliament in September 2022, and first advanced by the Forum on Inequality and Diversity in 2019 in a public Report as part of 15 proposals for social justice.
With the support of Active Citizenship Network, the Greek Patients’ Association is looking for a potential partners interested interested in submitting a project proposal focused on the promotion of EU values and fundamental rights. The European Commission launched the new call for proposals under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme, whose main objective is to promote the participation and contribution of citizens and representative associations to the democratic and civic life of the European Union by making known and publicly exchanging their views in all areas on Union action.
Active Citizenship Network signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with the Universidad del Paciente y la Familia, an innovative academic center that offers accredited education to patients, families, caregivers and volunteers, in Spain and South America. This is possible thanks to the collaborations from professionals, universities, scientific societies and patient organizations. Its main mission is the empowerment of patients through education, to ensure active participation in decision-making processes in health and the improvement of the patient experience. To know more, click here.
Active Citizenship Network is glad to officially endorse the “Manifesto for Women's Health” drafted by the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH), an association who advocates for women’s health and gender equality across the healthcare continuum. EIWH calls on the EU to commit to the reduction of health inequalities and provide equitable health for all women, through the provision of an EU Strategy for Women’s Health.
Active Citizenship Network is happy to share with you all the activities of a new EU project focused on continuing to support strengthening adult vaccination in Europe. The idea is to enhance the collaboration with different healthcare players and the importance of community confidence on the value of immunization, always involving citizens’ and patients’ associations across Europe to learn more about and implement vaccination policies. With the involvement of key experts, tailored focus groups will be realized in Italy, France and Spain, to dicuss the importance of life course vaccination, including lessons learned from Covid-19, barriers to vaccine access, options to choose between different vaccines and possible changes to the annual vaccination calendar.
In occasion of the “Europe's Tomorrow: Vaccination and Prevention Summit” held by ThinkYoung on 28 June 2028 in Bruxelles at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network has been invited to share for the first time at the EU level the the results of civic monitoring activity of 147 vaccination centres across Italy and the Quality Charter of the Vaccination Services promoted in Italy in 2022.
Cittadinanzattiva-ACN, as a project partner, is pleased to announce the launch of the website of this important European Project on Personalized PreventionPROPHET. Personalised Prevention can represent a major turning point for health systems, as it implies the integration of traditional public health approaches to prevention, which have a population perspective, with a new approach based on the individuals' characteristics.
Whether you are a citizen, a patient, a health professional, or any other person involved and interested in Personalized Prevention, come and participate in the co-creation activities of the PROPHET project: by registering here you you will be informed about all activities, such as the public consultation expected in September 2024. Also don’t forget to follow us on our new social media channels: Twitter (@EUHealthPROPHET) and LinkedIn
What matters to you when your loved ones experience COVID or flu symptoms? It's simple: you want their symptoms to getproper medical attention. Be one of the first 1000 participants to fill out the SymptomSurvey today. Most people have experienced flu or COVID symptoms. When we communicate our symptoms to health professionals, the message does not always getthrough. Symptoms that concern us do not always receive the attention they deserve. The SymptomSurvey aims to educate doctors and nurses about what we care about when we experience these symptoms. Read more and share your expectations for a successful recovery. Read more
The report “Advancing Vaccination Equity in Europe” on essential strategies to promote vaccination equity in Europe was published in April 2023. It explores the importance of targeting vulnerable populations living in poverty and social exclusion to reverse the decline in vaccination uptake across the continent. With case studies from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, this report highlights three key priorities for EU and national efforts: improving data collection by incorporating social determinants, improving access through community pharmacies and mobile clinics, and promoting trust through co-created community solutions. The Director of Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network was involved in the activity by Business Fights Poverty. To download the document, click here.