Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

SIP National Event in Slovenia

An exciting national event will take place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 13:00 - 18:00. It is organised by the Societal Impact of Pain (SI…

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An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium 3 in Lisbon.
The theme of the event will be "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act" and will start at 1600 with accreditation opening. Later on a debate will be held with moderator Isabel Stilwell.
You can find more information about SIP Portugal here:
- Video invitation to Launch Event
- Joint Declaration of SIP Portugal
- Dialogues on the employability of people with chronic pain

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Audi…

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On 16 September, the members of SIP Portugal met to talk about the activities carried out over the past year and prepare for the official launch of SIP Portugal which will take place on 18 October.
The theme of the event will be "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act".

SIP Portugal pre-launch meeting

On 16 September, the members of SIP Portugal met to talk about the activities carried out over the past year and prepare for the official launch of SI…

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SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France is continuing the debate at regional level. On February 15, 2019, SIP France organised a lunch-debate on the course of care of the pain patients in the Auvergne Rhone Alpes (AURA) with the support of Lyon Hospital, host of the event.

SIP France round table meeting in Lyon in February

SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France…

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SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the workforce and society by developing and presenting multi-stakeholder recommendations to policy makers.

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the workforce and so…

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