Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders

Optimising the European Social Pillar to #MakeWorkWork  for those affected by Brain, Mind and Pain Condition

Joint Lunch Meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain and the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Brain Disorders.

March 8th 2017 , 12.30 – 14.00
European Parliament, Brussels

Registration from 11.30 hrs – Buffet Lunch 12.00 -12.30


                                                 As space is limited please register by 2nd of March 


12.30hrs               Welcome
                              Joop van Griensven, President, Pain Alliance Europe

12.35hrs               Opening Address

                              Final Update on Written Declaration on Access to Employment for those                                                                                                                               affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions
                              Marian Harkin MEP and Interest Group co-chair

12.45hrs               Keynote Address and Panel/Audience Discussion

                              Optimising the European Social Pillar to #MakeWorkWork for those                                                                                                                                       affected by Neurological Disorders and Chronic Pain Conditions

                              Chair: Dolores Gauci GAMIAN-Europe

                              Emmanuelle Grange, DG EMPL, Disability & Inclusion (TBC)

                              Artur Carvalho, DG Santé, Performance of national health systems (TBC)

                              Maria Joao Rodrigues, MEP and European Social Pillar Rapporteur (TBC)
                              Followed by contributions from:

                             – Donna Walsh, Brain, Mind and Pain MEP Interest Group

                            –  Andreea Antonovici, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform

                             – Nicola Bedlington, European Patients’ Forum  

13.45hrs               Case-Study
                              Optimising EU Presidencies: Focus on Malta and the Societal Impact of Pain
                              Sam Kynman, European Pain Federation

13.55hrs               Final Conclusions

                              Marian Harkin MEP





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