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Awarded innovative and educational good practices against chronic pain across Europe

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Mariano Votta corresponding author
Daniela Quaggia
Gianluca Bruzzese
Maira Cardillo


In continuation with the second edition of the research project “European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain – Collecting Good Practices”, the third edition of the initiative led by Active Citizenship Network, whose term has spanned from 2020-2021, has recently selected several good practices in the fight against chronic pain in the European Union. This year’s edition of the Prize has been extremely significant, as it has taken place in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a diverse approach has been taken in the collection and implementation of good practices. The project has included practices stemming from healthcare professionals, institutions, civic and patient organizations, and other advocative entities for patients in Europe. This article will focus on two of the winning good practices that have been selected by the Jury of experts and will examine initiatives related to Professional Education and Innovation.

chronic pain, good practices, European Union, education, innovation, patients’ rights, civic participation, Patients’ Advocacy Groups (PAGs)

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Supporting Agencies
Active Citizenship Network is responsible for the scientific design and contents of the “European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain Collecting Good Practices - III edition 2020-2021” EU Project, that has been realized with the financial and non-financial support of Pfizer. Active Citizenship Network wishes to acknowledge all the members of the jury panel: Alba Malara, European Confederation of Care Home Organisations (ECHO); Gemma Fernandez, Sine Dolore European Pain Foundation; Pascal Garel, European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE); Ilaria Giannico, European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP); Joop van Griesven, Pain Alliance Europe (PAE); Rita Amabile, No Pain Onlus; Jordi Moya, European Multidisciplinary Network in Pain Research and Education; Kalina Tyminski, European Headache and Migraine Alliance (EHMA); and Brona Fullen, European Pain Federation (EFIC).
How to Cite
Votta, M., Quaggia, D., Bruzzese, G., & Cardillo, M. (2021). Awarded innovative and educational good practices against chronic pain across Europe. Advances in Health and Behavior, 4(1), 171-176.


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