EU 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 EU-wide initiatives which are not related to any country or region.

Chronic Diseases in the EU: The Prevalence and Health Cost Implications of Chronic Pain
December 2012. Following the first public presentation of the original systematic literature report on the "Reflection process on chronic diseases in the EU - The role of chronic pain" during SIP 2012, the scientific paper by R. M. Leadley et al. was now accepted and published by the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. Please follow the link to the journal's website.

New Publication on Chronic Diseases in the EU

Chronic Diseases in the EU: The Prevalence and Health Cost Implications of Chronic Pain December 2012. Following the first public presentation of the …

Brussels / Rome / Aachen, 19 November 2012. Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) representing chronic pain patients in Europe, Active Citizenship Network (ACN) and Grünenthal have entered into an official partnership on the development of European Pain Patient Pathway Recommendations. The projects will run until December 2014 and aims to create a greater awareness of chronic pain and to promote European policy-making for improved management of chronic pain.

New EU Partnership on Pain Patient Pathways Recommendations

Brussels / Rome / Aachen, 19 November 2012. Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) representing chronic pain patients in Europe, Active Citizenship Network (ACN) …

The independent, not‐for‐profit, partnership-based and multi‐stakeholder think tank EPPOSI just published a White Paper on “Building a Workable Model for the Holistic Management of Chronic Conditions in Europe”.

New Publication - EPPOSI CCM White Paper

The independent, not‐for‐profit, partnership-based and multi‐stakeholder think tank EPPOSI just published a White Paper on “Building a Workable Model …

On 15 September 2011 the European Parliament announced their resolution on the European Union position and commitment in advance to the UN high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

EU Parliament Resolution

On 15 September 2011 the European Parliament announced their resolution on the European Union position and commitment in advance to the UN high-level …

"Epidemiology of chronic non-malignant pain in Europe"
This report aimed to provide epidemiological information about chronic non-cancer pain in Europe using the most representative, recent, comprehensive and valid studies. Where there was an absence of data on chronic non-cancer pain, studies were used that may have included participants with chronic cancer-related pain.
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Report on Chronic Non-Malignant Pain in Europe

"Epidemiology of chronic non-malignant pain in Europe" This report aimed to provide epidemiological information about chronic non-cancer pain in Europ…

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