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2nd edition of EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain

Daniela Quaggia – Active Citizenship Network, Italy

In 2017, Active Citizenship Network decided to launch the second edition of the bi- annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” with the aim to continue to give evidence on existing good practices in several European countries in terms of struggle against pain.

In particular, this second edition allows us to give continuity to the successful collection of good practices in the struggle against pain started by ACN in 2015 and expanding the “agora” of operators of good practices on pain, encouraging the exchange of experiences among health professionals, healthcare providers, Institutions, civic associations and patient advocacy groups.

Aims of the project

  1. Giving continuity to the successful collection of good practices “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” - First Edition.
  2. Enriching European and national experiences, expertise, data and benchmarking on chronic pain.
  3. Unifying the different databases of good practices created in the last years for project on chronic pain in a new, public, user friendly database of good practices on chronic pain.
  4. Fostering the multi-stakeholder platform of operators of good practices on pain, created in the last years of ACN’ projects on chronic pain, at European and national level.

Continuing to:

  1. keep attention focused on chronic pain as a health priority locally, nationally, and at the EU level;
  2. encourage the exchange of experiences between professionals and patients' associations;
  3. raise awareness among institutions about the need to identify chronic pain as a priority in health policies and programs at EU and national levels;
  4. create a body of evidence that can be used to support the expansion of programs tailored to the care and treatment of patients with chronic pain;
  5. raise awareness about the technological advances and their impact of the care and treatment of chronic pain – how the improvement of lives for those with chronic pain.

This project will collect Good Practices experiences on chronic pain (cancer & no cancer- related) and then present them in a public event in the second half of 2019 in the framework of a big event pain-related (as has been done in the last Edition during the SIP 2017 in Malta) also taking in consideration the work and the events of the Brain Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant.

Application is possible here until the 31st of December 2018.

  1. Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)
  2. 2nd edition of EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain