In 2016, EFNA launched its Training Initiatives for Neurology Advocates [TINA]. As part of the initiative, training and capacity building meetings have been held annually at both pan-European and National level.
Current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic make EFNA’s training and capacity building meetings difficult to organise face to face in the short term. However, the pandemic has shown us that virtual solutions can be not only effective but also more inclusive – allowing the participation of patient advocates who can not easily travel to events. The pandemic has also accelerated the need to add capacity to patient organisations in terms of their skills in the online space.
For these reasons, EFNA is developing a pilot series of e-learning modules linked to our advocacy activities. These aim to upskill patient advocates on how they can effectively advocate in a virtual world by developing and disseminating key messages, gathering/generating data and proof points, identifying and engaging key stakeholders and developing partnerships.
Our first module, ‘EU Advocacy for the Brain, Mind and Pain Community’, is available to access now. Further modules will be released in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding EFNA’s eLearning modules please contact us.