Our mission is to be the collective patients voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of the EU patients movement, and provide a strong and united patients voice to put patients ...
Our mission is to be the collective patients voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of the EU patients movement, and provide a strong and united patients voice to put patients at the centre of EU health policy and programmes.
Our vision is patient-centred, high quality, equitable healthcare for all patients throughout the EU.
Core values/guiding principles as agreed in the Strategic Plan:
-We are patient-centred and right-based
-We combat discrimination on the grounds of illness and address health inequalities from the perspective of patients
-We advocate a holistic approach to healthcare issues that includes the social, economic, cultural, environmental and mental health agenda for patients, carers and families
-We foster the empowerment of patients, carers and their families by breaking down attitudinal barriers and prejudice regarding patients place in society as equal citizens
-We consult and build consensus within our membership to address the EU policy issues that have an impact on the patient community
-We are an independent organisation, transparent in all our operations-financial, policy, communications
-We are an open and inclusive organisation and strive to ensure that our work also reflects the opinion of potentially marginalised and under-represented patients, carers and families
-We have a strong commitment to gender equality
-We encourage effective, inclusive and sustainable patient organisations throughout the EU
-We are committed to giving a voice to underrepresented patients, including young patients and reaching out to all ethnic and cultural patient groups
-With regard to ethical issues, EPF respects recognised European and International instruments protecting human rights.
These core values lie at the heart of our organisation - they define who we are, how we work and what we stand for. They not only inform our advocacy/campaign and programme work, but also guide the way we build alliances and partnerships. Our communication strategy ensures that these values are effectively shared with the patient community