Upcoming Event

The future of BRAIN, MIND and PAIN advocacy

10.00 – 13.00hrs, VIRTUAL EVENT

In recent months, the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain has been reviewing and updating its policy direction – in view of current EU priorities and a public health field shaped increasingly by the impact Covid-19.

Following a landscape analysis and patient insight survey, the group has updated its plans and created a Roadmap for Action 2021/2022 which will be launched during its latest virtual event on November 10th between 10.00 and 13.00hrs CET.

So join us then, when we will have short opening and closing plenary sessions – featuring representatives from the World Health Organisation, the European Parliament and Commission, upcoming EU presidencies and many more…

Here we will learn how we can ensure alignment with, and leverage, the public health priorities for those affected by neurological and chronic pain conditions.

And you can also join the more interactive, multi-stakeholder discussions via our series of three parallel breakout sessions. These will explore the core themes of the Interest Group:

  • STIGMA: Getting those affected by BMP disorders re-integrated in society and back to work post-pandemic
  • ACCESS: Building forward better – creating more resilient health systems post-pandemic to ensure equitable and timely access to treatment, services and supports
  • PATIENT EMPOWERMENT: Ensuring the digital transformation of healthcare in the EU promotes patient empowerment for increased involvement and engagement

This is your opportunity to learn more about our new direction and to have your say in validating our Roadmap to Action!


The drafts above will be finalised after the meeting based on the feedback received and will be published on the homepage in December.

Past Events

Achieving health equity after the Covid-19 pandemic
June 15th, 2021 – Virtual Event


The future of brain, mind and pain advocacy
Nov 10th, 2020 – Virtual Event


Ensuring equitable access to treatment, services and support
Nov 22nd, 2019 – European Parliament, Brussels


Fighting Discrimination at Work for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions
March 6th, 2019 – European Parliament, Brussels


Future of Healthcare in Europe – What next for brain, mind & pain?
November 21st, 2018 – European Parliament, Brussels


Optimising Patient Relevant Outcome Measures for sustainable healthcare systems and strong economies
June 20th, 2018 – European Parliament, Brussels


How can the EU #MakeWorkWork for young people affected by brain, mind and pain conditions
February 21st, 2018 – European Parliament, Brussels


Ensuring equitable access to high-quality treatment in brain, mind and pain disorders
November 22nd, 2017 – European Parliament, Brussels


The Value of Early Intervention in Brain, Mind and Pain Conditions
July 12th, 2017 – European Parliament, Brussels


Optimising the European Social Pillar to #MakeWorkWork for those affected by brain disorders and chronic pain conditions
March 8th, 2017 – European Parliament, Brussels


November 29th, 2016 – European Parliament, Brussels


Launch of the Written Declaration – Access to Employment for those affected by brain disorders and chronic pain conditions
October 25th, 2016 – European Parliament, Strasbourg


Patient Involvement in Research – How and Why those with Brain, Mind and Pain Disorders must be involved?
June 22nd, 2016 – European Parliament, Brussels


Neurological and Chronic Pain Disorders at Work
February 24, 2016 – European Parliament, Brussels


Tackling the Stigma of Neurological and Chronic Pain Disorders
October 14th, 2015 – European Parliament, Brussels


Health Prevention and Promotion Event
June 24th, 2015 – Brussels


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