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Apply for the EPF Capacity Building Module 2020 on Empowering Leadership & Positive Organisational Governance


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!


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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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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.



DHE - Digital Tools for Patient Empowerment and Person-Centred Care – Workshop

On 5 & 6 October 2020, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) hosted a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop under the framework of the DigitalHealthEurope project. The workshop brought together a breadth of participants including patient advocates, healthcare professionals, policy makers, industry, and other health stakeholders with an interest in digital tools that can empower patients and foster their collaboration with healthcare professionals. It took place over two days of plenary and breakout sessions, enabling all participants to contribute their views and shape the discussion.


World Continence Week 2020

World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative with the primary aim to raise awareness about incontinence related issues. WCW was initiated by the International Continence Society (ICS) in 2008 with the first ever World Continence Day. This became World Continence Week (WCW) in June 2009 with activities being developed worldwide.


Apply now for Duchenne Patient Academy 2020

Duchenne Patient Academy works in partnership with leading DMD patient organisations to set a strong patient advocacy base for patient organisations and the Duchenne and Becker community at large. We do this through connecting leading experts in their fields in a week-long intensive training and capacity building programme. By connecting the DMD/BMD world, we aim to contribute a unified and strong voice to coordinate the global advocacy strategy of the community.

Upcoming events

  • POLITICO Health Care Summit

    There has never been a stronger mandate for health within European institutions. From ensuring access to medicines and reducing vaccine skepticism to advancing e-health, the new Health Commission’s priorities are far-ranging and complex. The 5th edition of POLITICO’s Health Care Summit will convene news-makers and global thought leaders virtually to discuss the challenges that this new legislature is planning to or forced by events to undertake, obstacles that stand in their way as well as the potential ways to tackle them.


    Webinar: Young patients and employment: Barriers and good practices - Launch of the EPF Youth Group WAYS survey results

    The EPF Youth Group raises awareness about the challenges young patients face in their daily lives and advocate for the development of policies to overcome them. On 18 November between 6:00 - 7:17pm, we invite you to take part in the virtual launch of the EPF Work and Youth Strategy (WAYS) Report in an open webinar.

  • EMSP Virtual Conference 2020

    This November, the EMSP Annual Conference goes virtual under the theme Understanding Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform’s response to the pandemic is to host the conference online and make the registration free of charge for everyone interested.

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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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