Upcoming Events

Fighting Discrimination at Work
for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions

When: March 6 2019, 16.00h to 18.00h (assembly at 15.30h)
Where: European Parliament, Brussels – Room JAN 6Q2

Hosted by: Jeroen Lenaers, MEP

The stigma and discrimination attached to long-term neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions in working age citizens can seriously impact their employment opportunities. Those affected can find it difficult to find and/or maintain employment not only because of the physical, cognitive or behavioural problems linked to their disorder, but also due to stigma and discrimination in professional settings. The subsequent unemployment and under-employment are factors that can have a profound impact on self-esteem, mental health and social interaction and, ultimately, feed isolation and discrimination.

At this meeting, our expert speakers and panelists will present the impact of these disorders, in relation to the ability of those affected to access and retain suitable employment. They will then inform us about current initiatives being rolled-out in this space which could lessen the burden, before we discuss how the MEP Interest Group could collaborate with such work/partners to advance our policy recommendations in this field – with support from the European Institutions.

Please come along to contribute to the discussion, add your expertise to our debate and work with us to identify synergies and ways forward to solve this growing problem!

The agenda is available here.

Note: Those with are a parliamentary pass are also kindly asked to register so that we can monitor numbers.

Past Events

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

 

#MAKEWORKWORK FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS
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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