Who Are We?

About SIP

The "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) is an international platform created in 2009 as a joint initiative of the European Pain Federation EFIC® and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH.


SIP 2017

After another successful year SIP 2017 has concluded!  All the impressions are now available on the Website. Make sure to check the news for follow-up activities on the website.

EU Platform

SIP Stakeholder Group

Please join the SIP Stakeholder Group of the EU Health Policy Platform. Announcement of SIP as a "Thematic Network" is expected soon.


Latest News

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New name of ‘Social Impact of Pain Stakeholder Group’ on EU H...

The European Commission asked SIP to adapt the name of the Health Policy Platform group. The new name reflects the group’s function of being an...

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SIP position paper to include Pain in the EU FP9 program

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market. More ...

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Good examples of work and chronic conditions - Impressions for in...

The results of an exploration of European Initiatives for stay at work with a chronical condition and job opportunities for (young) people with a chro...

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SIP Events

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, 24th March 2018

FOCUS Fibromyalgie Belgique ASBL Fêtera ses 20 ans

The Organisation FOCUS Fibromyalgie Belgique celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Congratulations f...

Saturday, 31st March 2018

Cluster Headache Awareness Day 2018

Shaping a painless future for Cluster Headache. More Information can be found here...

Thursday, 12th April 2018

XVIIth Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology

Further Information can be found here...


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