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European Patients' Forum


Partnership type
Founding and full member

European Patients' Forum
Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180
1040 Brussels


The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is an umbrella organisation of patient organisations across Europe and across disease-areas. Their 75 members include disease-specific patient groups active at EU level and national coalitions of patients.

They are the leading voice of patient organisations in Europe.

They lead patient advocacy in Europe providing a cross-disease perspective from a wide patient community to the policy-making process on issues which have a direct impact on patients’ lives.

They act as an intermediary between the patient community and EU policymakers, by providing a crucial cross-disease perspective based on issues that have a direct impact on patients’ lives in a national and regional context.

They represent their members as well as patients with chronic conditions, occasional patients, and their carers, by working with EU stakeholder and expert groups, whom we see as reliable and trusted partners.

They bring together people, knowledge and expertise. Together we work to enhance the capacity and capability of patients to play an active role in all aspects of their treatment and care.

They support a wider movement to ensure Europe’s citizens are able to access affordable health and social care.

They strive to make health literacy and patient empowerment high on the agenda, while driving towards a profound change over the healthcare landscape.




Owen Miller collaborates with EPF on the development of consensual positions and represents Alzheimer Europe.

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