The second European Patients' Rights Day, promoted by Active Citizenship Network and its partners,was celebrated on 18th of April 2008 with national and local events.
The Charter was translated in 16 languages and informative pamphlets and posters were handed out in all events along with staples in support of the official recognition of the European Patients' Rights Day.

In addition, a European conference titled European Event of the European Patients’ Rights Day 2008, promoted by Active Citizenship Network in collaboration with Europa Donna Slovenia, was organized with some 120 participants. The latter - which represented many different stakeholders, including European and national citizens’ and patients’ organizations, health professionals - took place in Gorizia, a small city on the border between Italy and Slovenia, which embodies the European dimension of patients' rights and the concreteness of cross-border care. All of these activities received the patronage of the European Parliament, the European Commissioner Androulla Vassilliou and the European Economic and Social Committee.

Date of the European celebration: 18th of April 2008

Place: Gorizia, Italy

Under the patronage of:

  • European Parliament
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission
  • European Commission Representation in Italy

With the support of: Fondazione MSD, Medtronic Foundation, Pharma, Roche

National events:


  • report
  • programme

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