Launch of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE)
First pan-European Alliance of Pain Patient Advocacy Groups
A historic pan-European organization was launched in the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 November: The newly formed Pain Alliance Europe is a network of 18 NGO’s currently representing 11 European countries and aims to raise awareness for people living under constant pain with neither adequate treatment nor the understanding of what this means to the life quality of the individual.
Under the Chairmanship of Marian Harkin, Irish Member of the European Parliament, as well as in presence of the EU Commission, the group of currently more than 40 members was officially announced, following by the first Alliance meeting where the Board of Directors was elected. Objective of the group is to call on European governments and EU Institutions to put a “Road Map for Action”on the societal impact of pain on their policy agenda.
The full PAE press kit includes a list of members, background material and the press release as Italian, Spanish, German and French version.