In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Austria can be found.
Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria
EURAG Austria and 27 support groups merge to invest Austrian pain patients with a strong voice
On the 24th October 2012 the EURAG Austria (European Federation for the Welfare of the Elderly) and 12 SHGs (support groups) assembled for the first time in the the "Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine", Austria, to put European politicians under pressure to attain a raised awareness that pain needs to be considered as a disease on its own rights.
EURAG Austria as a founding member of the "Pain Alliance Europe" was the significant influence to unify the SHGs into the "Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria" under the motto "Together we are strong". The Alliance's mission is to invest Austrian pain patients with a powerful and active voice.
Furthermore, it was decided to design a new Homepage soon to display the Alliance's mission, the henceforth 27 SHGs, new ways of therapy and helpful links.
Yet the latest proceedings are presented on the EURAG Austria Homepage.
Many projects and initiatives were conducted in Austria by patient organisations, HCP-organisations and governmental institutions.