European Patients Forum

EFNA is an Associate Member of the European Patients Forum [EPF].

The EPF is an umbrella organisation that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe.  Its members represent specific chronic disease groups at EU level or are national coalitions of patients.

The EPF vision is that all patients with chronic and/or lifelong conditions in the EU have access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care.

The mission is to ensure that the patients’ community drives policies and programmes that affect patients’ lives to bring changes empowering them to be equal citizens in the EU.

EPF helps to empower patients’ organisations through educational seminars, policy initiatives and projects. It coordinates best practice exchanges between patient organisations at European and national levels. Its programmes also help to strengthen their organisational and advocacy capacity.