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Monthly Newsletter edited by Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network
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Year 3th, number 33 - October-November 2015




MEPs Interest Group on “European Patients' Rights and Cross-border Healthcare”
Official launch

Active Citizenship Network is glad to invite you at the launch event of the new Members of European Parliament Interest Group on "European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare", which will be held on December 2nd, inside the European Parliament at ASP room A7H1, from 10:00 to 12:00.
Promoted by Active Citizenship Network with the support of hundreds of associations from all around Europe, the Interest Group received the endorsement of many MEPs.
The co-founders are David BORRELLI, Co-Chair of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (Italy) and Gianni PITTELLA, Chair of Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (Italy).

Read more on the website www.interestgroup.activecitizenship.net and download the save the date.

More information:
Why the MEPs Interest Group “European Patients' Rights and Cross-border Healthcare”?
List of MEPs supporters

Patients' Rights

European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis
The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) would like to receive suggestions from stakeholders about the scope of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The scope will define the contents of the guidelines. Comments and suggestions can be forwarded from 27th November to 18th December 2015. For any further information, please read more and contact asli.uluturk@ec.europa.eu

Consumers' Rights

First European Forum on Consumer ADR
The initiative, promoted by the Spanish consumer organization ADICAE, brings together representatives of consumer organizations from different countries with the aim of having a more concrete vision of the transposition of the ADR Directive in each of them.  For further information, contact: foropermanente@adicae.net

Civic Activism

EU Citizenship: Share your opinion on our common values, rights and democratic participation
The European Commission has launched a public consultation asking  EU citizens to reflect on their rights linked to EU citizenship and on ways to address the remaining obstacles to fully tap their potential. The consultation is open until 7 December 2015 and is accessible from this link

Network News

November, 24-25, Brussels (Belgium): 2nd Annual COCIR eHealth Summit 2015
The main topic of the second annual eHealth Summit discussion is Integrated Care: how can we break the silos which hinder efficiency in healthcare? It aims at providing key EU and national policy-makers and health stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss solutions on how to overcome these challenges and to achieve tangible outcomes that will provide a platform for action. Active Citizenship Network is invited to participate. Read more

December, 3-4-5, Valletta (Malta): “Leading a NGO in today’s world” 
Active Citizenship Network is invited to participate to a three-day conference promoted by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector. The Conference is addressed for administrators/members of registered Maltese Voluntary Organisations, in which several topics will be discussed by various EU speakers. For further information click here.

December, 7-9, Budapest (Hungary): General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
Active Citizenship Network will participate in the largest annual event of the Forum gathering over 140 NGO representatives from the European Union and the Russian Federation as well as experts, politicians, journalists, researchers. The assembly will focus on the situation with civil societies in Russia and the EU and crosscutting issues for the civil societies – as challenges of migration and refugees crisis, xenophobia, anticorruption work, etc. Read more

December, 8, Brussels (Belgium): eHealth Services in the Nursing & Social Care  Ecosystem
The European Federation of Nurses Association (EFN) and Knowledge4Innovation organize the 7th EIS Conference “eHealth Services and a Highly Qualified Nursing & Social Care Workforce to Support the Health & Social Ecosystem”. The event is the final ENS4Care meeting, a EU project in which also Active Citizenship Network was involved. Read more


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