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. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Rakuša is a representative of SIP Slovenia as well as of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) which is one of the main endorsing organisations of the SIP platform.

Video Statement of Prof. Dr. Martin Rakuša - SIP 2019

Prof. Dr. Martin Rakuša is a representative of SIP Slovenia as well as of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) which is one of the main endorsing o…

Nevenka Krčevski Škvarč is one of the Initiators of SIP Slovenia, which has been established in 2019.

Video Statement of Nevenka Krčevski Škvarč - SIP 2019

Nevenka Krčevski Škvarč is one of the Initiators of SIP Slovenia, which has been established in 2019.…

National platforms are key to raise the issue of the impact of pain with policy makers and stakeholders. Established in 2016, the SIP Malta platform has already achieved a lot. Gertrude A. Buttigieg from the Malta Health Network (MHN) talsk about the achievements of SIP Malta in the field of pain research since the launch of the national platform.

Video Statement of Gertrude A. Buttigieg - SIP 2019

National platforms are key to raise the issue of the impact of pain with policy makers and stakeholders. Established in 2016, the SIP Malta platform h…

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on the video which was created by SIP Malta and adapted to the current situation and data in Ireland.

Impact of Chronic Pain in Ireland Video

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on t…

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June 2017during  the Maltese Presidency of the EU council. Due to the lack of data on the needs of pain patients in Malta a research project was initiated with public funding from VOPs. The impressing results of the research project have been presented and discussed with policy makers and other stakeholders in a conference in April 2018.

SIP Malta workshop January 2020

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June…

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