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COVID-19

We have been collecting reliable information on medicines and vaccine development, as well as research and perspectives from the field. We have also gathered responses and testimonies from patients with chronic conditions: explore the different sections of our COVID19 Resource Point, updated on a daily basis!

WHAT WE DO

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Policy and advocacy

EPF is active in a number of policy areas to ensure that patients' views are incorporated into the EU policy agenda. We develop campaign and advocacy strategies

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Projects

EPF has been active in various health-related EU projects over the past few years both as a leader or associate partner to gather patient-related evidence based information

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Capacity building

The Capacity Building Programme was designed in 2012 to respond to needs and concerns which have been identified by our membership during previous activities of EPF.

NEWS AND UPDATES

17/04/21 EVENTS PATIENT EMPOWERMENT PATIENT INVOLVEMENT

European Patients’ Rights Day 2021

On April 18th we celebrate the European Patients’ Rights Day, the annual recurrence that celebrates patients’ and civil society organisations in their efforts to advance patients’ rights at the global and European level.

07/04/21 ACCESS/HEALTH INEQUALITIES PATIENT EMPOWERMENT MEMBERS PATIENT INVOLVEMENT

World Health Day 2021: Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone

On 7 April 2021, we celebrate World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and to taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern

06/04/21 PATIENT EMPOWERMENT POLICY PATIENT INVOLVEMENT

EU4Health programme enters into force

EPF welcomes the entry into force of the EU4Health programme, made official on 29 March 2021 with its publication on the Official Journal of the European Union.

Upcoming events

  • World Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI) Week

    World PI Week offers an opportunity to inform and educate health policy-makers, schools and families, and the general public about primary immunodeficiencies (PI) to drive the earliest possible diagnosis and optimal treatment.

  • World Earth Day

    Earth Hour is a valuable movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and aims to raise awareness and inspire people to take tangible action for improving the environment.

  • EVENTS PATIENT EMPOWERMENT PATIENT INVOLVEMENT

    EPF Congress 2021

    From 26-29 October 2021, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) will virtually convene experts, professionals, and patients to tackle the topic of digitalised healthcare.

Interested in becoming a member?

As your advocate, EPF provides many benefits to its members. We represent our members' voice at the European level on cross-cutting health issues.

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