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2nd edition of EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain

Daniela Quaggia – Active Citizenship Network, Italy

In 2017, Active Citizenship Network launched 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 ACN to give continuity to the successful collection of good practices in the struggle against pain started 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.

After the application deadline ended on April 30th 2019 and an impressing number of 40 Projects have been submitted to apply for this award. The Jury had a panel meeting on the 19th of June 2019  arranged by the Active Citizenship Network (ACN) and have nominated the 4 winners for the following categories:

  • patients' empowerment
  • innovation
  • clinical practicies
  • professional education

The award ceremony will be held in Brussels on November the 6th, the evening before the SIP 2019 symposium. You can find additional Information about the European Civic Prize on the website of ACN

For additional Information please see the EU Civic Prize Award ceremony from 2017 at the SIP Symposium in Malta.

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