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Monthly Newsletter edited by Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network
Civic Activism | Patients' Rights | Consumers' Rights | Support ACN
Year 5th, number 53 - December 2017

It is a pleasure to invite you to the meeting that Active Citizenship Network, in partnership with the European Headache Alliance (EHA), is organizing in the European Parliament on 24th of January 2018 from 10.00 to 12:00 titled:


“Making Visible the Invisible on Headache Pain:
sharing successful experiences across Europe”


It will be hosted by the MEP Sofia Ribeiro in the framework of the MEPs Interest Group “European Patients’ Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”.

The aim of the event is to continue to explore recent achievements and good practices on the management of pain related with some primary headaches - in particular migraine and cluster headaches - across Europe, and  demonstrate what this community can offer in terms of raising awareness about the phenomenon, enhancing the body of knowledge of positive cases and successful experiences, and strengthening commitment to this topic.

For further information, visit the website

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE BY 15th JANUARY 2018 (registration is mandatory)


Upcoming events of the MEPs Interest Group “European Patients' Rights and Cross-border Healthcare”: Join us!

27 February 2018, Brussels (Belgium):  "Cross-border healthcare and centers of excellence to enhance patients' rights: access, information and innovation"
The event is planned at the European Parliament (Room ASP 3H1) from 15.00 to 17:00 hosted by the MEP Patrizia Toia, one of the supporter of the Interest Group “European Patients’ Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”. 
After two years of campaigning to raise awareness on cross-border healthcare with its initiative “Patients’ rights have no borders”, Active Citizenship Network has decided to develop it further and plan a widespread activity focused on the European Reference Networks and on patients’ rights with regard to rare or complex diseases. The meeting will offer an open debate between civic and patient associations from different Member States, experts, Institutional representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, National Contact Points and several stakeholders at EU level.
To know more, click here. To register, click here

28 February 2018, Brussels (Belgium):  "The challenges of life-course vaccination to enhance public health protection in Europe: a multi-stakeholder approach"
The event organized by Active Citizenship Network is planned at the European Parliament (Room ASP 7H1) from 11.00 to 13:00 hosted by the MEP David Borrelli, one of the co-founders of the Interest Group “European Patients’ Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”.
Vaccination is one of the most important public health tools of the 20th century, however, vaccination programs are facing considerable challenges, such as a decline in vaccination coverage in some countries, the increasing cost of new vaccines and shortages in supply. In addition, misconceptions about vaccination can further shift the public focus from the individual and collective benefits of vaccination to increased distrust and fear of possible side effects. In this challenging and complex environment, there is a clear added value in involving all the stakeholders within the EU and in working with global partners to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of vaccination programs.

To know more, click here. To register, click here.


Director and Editor in chief: Mariano Votta
Editors: Daniela Quaggia
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