The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)
A Multi-Stakeholder Platform in Europe
The 'Societal Impact of Pain' (SIP) platform is a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), which aims to raise awareness of pain and change pain policies.
The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators, and budget holders.
The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of EFIC and the strategic direction of the project is defined by both partners. The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is the main sponsor of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform.
SIP was originally created in 2009 as a joint initiative of EFIC and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH. Prior to July 2020, the scientific framework of the SIP platform was under the responsibility of EFIC, with input from co-operation partners Pain Alliance Europe and the Active Citizenship Network. Funding and non-financial support was provided from Grünenthal GmbH. Since July 2020, SIP has been operating under the new multi-stakeholder partnership governance model led by EFIC and PAE, with Grünenthal GmbH and Pfizer as the main sponsors.
Milestones of the SIP platform:
- 2011: The Societal Impact of Pain A Road Map for Action
- 2014: Informal Health Conclusions Italian Presidency, Informal Health Council
- 2016: 8 Policy Recommendations: Time for Action
- 2017: Policy Recommendations 2017
- 2018: SIP Position Paper
- 2018/2019: SIP Thematic Network Joint Statement
- 2020: New governance model for SIP
- 2020: SIP Cancer Position Paper
- 2021: SIP Workplace Integration and Adaptation Position Paper
Here you can find the complete overview of organisations that have endorsed one or more SIP annual events.