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Monthly Newsletter edited by Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network
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Year 6th, number 62 - October 2018

“Active citizens in Europe advocate for vaccination” – Public event.: 7th November Brussels

Active Citizenship Network strongly believe that vaccination is a right and an extraordinary tool of public health, which must be known, valued, spread and used in the interests of individuals and the community. However, it is necessary to work and contribute to a proper vaccine culture. In addition, it is necessary to ensure rigor and transparency, in order to recover confidence in science.
For this reasons, after the successful event “The challenges of life-course vaccination to enhance public health protection in Europe: a multi-stakeholder approach", ACN will organize a new public event to reflect, in a multi-stakeholder environment, on a more integrated policies cooperation to the theme, avoiding any silos approach.

The event “Active citizens in Europe advocate for vaccination” will be held at the European Parliament on November 7th from 11:00 to 13:00 (Room PHS 01C047)
REGISTER HERE (registration is mandatory by 20 of October)

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

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The event is realized thanks the support of MSD

Curious about Value Added Medicines? Would you like to know more?

In line with their increasing cooperation for a the better access to healthcare across Europe and in the field of patients' rights, starting from the Patients’ Right of Access, the Patients’ Right to Innovation and the Patients’ Right to Personalized Treatment, Active Citizenship Network and Medicine for Europe, through its Value Added Medicines Group, has decided to co-organize a workshop at European level. The purpose of this initiative is to provide for a selected number of leaders of patients’ organizations and advocacy groups across Europe an updated overview about the option of the value added medicines and to facilitate an exchange views on key policy developments related to value added medicines.
For more information write to d.quaggia@activecitizenship.net

The event is realized thanks the support of Medicines for Europe

Patients' Rights

Active citizens in Europe advocate for vaccination” Training session: 6th November, Brussels
To responds to the need to be more up-to-date and prepared in the face of a phenomenon (the decrease in vaccination coverage) that has returned to topical relevance the 6th of November (15:30 -18:30)  ACN  will organize an European training seminar on the theme of life-course vaccination opened to at least selected 20 leader of civic and patients associations coming from different European countries.
For more information write to d.quaggia@activecitizenship.net

Value Added Medicines Award 2018
Active Citizenship Network participate as member of the Jury panel to the Value Added Medicines Award 2018 that intends to award 2 projects:
1) Initiatives/campaigns that aim to improve patient quality of life and/or adherence and/or demonstrate relevant value added benefits on existing treatments,
2) Scientific research/projects led by academics/healthcare professionals that aim to improve existing treatment adherence and/or convenience and/or patients’ preferences and/or demonstrate relevant value added benefits for patients, in order to promote awareness, and to promote more initiatives and research in these areas
APPLY NOW! Deadline: 6 November.

European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain Collecting Good Practices Second edition 2018-2019
The Application period for the second edition of the bi-annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” has started!  You can now enter your good practice by completing an on-line form. LINK TO FORM HERE! The award is open to any healthcare stakeholder: patients’ associations, health professionals, private and public hospitals, universities, etc.  Your project will be considered for a public European celebration when the prizes are awarded  and will represent the recognition of ongoing excellence. This is the second  of a series of prizes –awarded every two years – celebrating progress in the treatment and manage of chronic pain.  
Closing date for receiving your submission is 31 December 2018.


25th October, Brussels (Belgium),  Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Steering Committee
Leaders of patients' organizations, advocacy groups, experts across Europe will meet next 25 of Oct for the annual SIP Steering Committee with the aim to co-define SIP strategy for 2019. The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Co-operation partners for SIP are Pain Alliance Europe and Active Citizenship Network. The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support.
This year’s Steering Committee meeting will be held on October 25th in Brussels. Like in previous SIP Steering Committee meetings, we expect many participants, representing European and national organizations.  Read more

12-15 November 2018, Brussels (Belgium):  International Product Safety Week 2018
The next edition of the International Product Safety Week will take place on 12-15 November 2018 in Brussels. The agenda will include 3 half-day ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) symposium, a stakeholder meeting on exchange of best practices on market surveillance, 2 conferences on topical subjects to be announced and a seminar organized in cooperation with OECD. To stay tuned please check also the dedicated webpage of the EU events' calendar here.

19th November, Brussels (Belgium), FEAM Forum policy workshop on Vaccination
Active Citizenship Network, will participate to the workshop “Vaccination challenges and EU cooperation. What is the way forward?” carried out by FEAM the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. The aim of the workshop is to trigger discussions on the following aspects: How can vaccination levels be improved through better public dialogue? Which concrete actions can be taken by European and national health authorities and other biomedical stakeholders to engage with the public and address concerns about vaccination? Which policy interventions could be taken by the European Commission and Member States to ensure that vaccination programmes function well? Which areas would benefit from increased cooperation at EU level? Read more

21st November, Brussels (Belgium), ‘Value Added Medicines: An Innovative Approach For Patients’ Future’ Public Conference
To learn more and to discuss the challenges and opportunities for value added medicines in Europe the  2nd Value Added Medicines conference will be celebrated in Brussels on November 21ST. For further information, click here.

28 November 2018,Brussels (Belgium): Consumer Summit 2018
The annual appointment organized by the EU Commission will take place in Brussels and focused on the 'New Deal for Consumers' package.


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