| 19 January 2017

Attention Retina Youth!

Do you know any young patients who would like to  become patient advocates? Perhaps you are one of them?

Retina International is a member of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) who are sharing with  us a new initiative, Summer Training for Young Patients Advocates.

What? This Leadership Programme is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored high-quality training that aims to contribute in building the leadership capacities of young patients to get involved in patient organisations and advocacy work in their respective countries in a meaningful way.

Who is this for? The programme targets young patients or representatives of young patient advocates whose ages range from 18 to 30 from across Europe, specifically the EU Members States and the Western Balkan Countries who have either the EU official candidate or potential candidate country status.

When? 3-5 July 2017. An extensive follow-up phase will take place, during which participants will get a chance to address the most critical discrimination issues that young patients face in their respective countries.

Where? Vienna, Austria

Apply now!  EPF is currently gathering applications from all eligible candidates. Please share this information with those who may be interested to gain insight into the complexity of young patients’ advocacy issues and discuss them through interactive debates, individual and group exercises. The deadline is Friday 3 February. The application form and details on eligibility is available here.

How? The travel and accommodation costs are covered by the EPF.

Find out more on th eEPF website!

For information about this initiative, such as the overarching theme, training contents, application form and much more, please click here for more information. 

The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) was founded in 2003 to ensure that the patients’ community drives policies and programmes that affect patients’ lives to bring changes empowering them to get access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care. EPF currently represents 67 members, which are national coalitions of patients’ organisations and disease-specific patient organisations working at European level, and we reflect the voice of an estimated 150 million patients affected by various chronic diseases throughout Europe.

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. Since the EPF has been offering trainings which aim to increase the organisational capacity and advocacy skills of patient organisations. As such, it supports patient organisations to strengthen their role as equal players in the healthcare environment. 

Contact person: Selena Imerovic, Capacity-building Officer, selena.imerovic@eu-patient.eu



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