[EFA Capacity Building] Meet and Greet the EU institutions training

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The EU at a policy crossroads: What role for allergy, asthma and COPD patients? Dates: Wednesday 10 and 17 February 2021 Context: The EFA Meet & Greet EU training is part of the EFA capacity building programme of 2020 Objective: The objective of the training is to increase understanding among EFA patient networks about the policies and opportunities. The topics have been selected to reflect EFA disease areas. Target audience: Staff, volunteers and members of the Board of EFA members. Open also to non-EFA members determined on case-by-case basis.

 

The EU at a policy crossroads: What role for allergy, asthma and COPD patients?

Dates: Wednesday 10 and 17 February 2021

Context: The EFA Meet & Greet EU training is part of the EFA capacity building programme of 2020

Objective: The objective of the training is to increase understanding among EFA patient networks about the policies and opportunities. The topics have been selected to reflect EFA disease areas.

Target audience: Staff, volunteers and members of the Board of EFA members. Open also to non-EFA members determined on case-by-case basis.

 

Day 1

EU policy framework overview: Opportunities for EFA patient advocates

The 1st day focuses on the current policy context. Session 1 presents the trends driving the EU health policy today. Session 2 goes into detail on specific policies to be discussed in 2021 and that are relevant to the work of EFA members.

 

Welcome

10.00-10.15

Welcome and tour de table

Moderated by Isabel Proaño

Introduction

10.15-10.25

Introduction to the EU institutions and legislative process

Moderated by Panagiotis Chaslaridis

Session 1

10.25-11.00

Decoding EU health policy trends – Opportunities for patient advocates

  • EU4Health budget 2021-2027: a promise for better health in Europe
  • COVID-19 health crisis: Lessons learnt and impact on EFA patients
  • European Health Union: Towards a stronger EU mandate on health

Discussion

Moderated by Panagiotis Chaslaridis

11.00-11.10

Coffee break

Session 2

11.10-12.35

Policies in the spotlight in 2021

Moderated by Isabel Proaño

  • Balancing health and environment - The case of the F-gases regulation affecting asthma and COPD

Jane Scullion, Consultant Respiratory Nurse, NHS (University Hospitals of Leicester)

  • Towards stricter air pollution levels outdoors, building the case indoors

Sophie Perroud – Policy Coordinator (Health & Environment Alliance - HEAL)

  • Indoor Air Quality: Building the case for healthy indoor environments

Anita Derjanecz – Managing Director (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations – REHVA)

  • Enabling better food information under the Farm-to-Fork strategy, impacting people with food allergy

Marjan van Ravenhorst - Director & consultant (Allergenen Consultancy)

Wrap up

12.35-12.50

Participants will vote on the policy to build a strategy for the next session

Moderated by Isabel Proaño
12.50-13.00 Preview of Day 2: preparing for the advocacy workshop External consultant/ Trainer
 

Day 2

Advocacy workshop: Effective interaction with policymakers

The 2nd day is organised as an advocacy workshop for change through policy and legislation, with the help of an external consultant/trainer. The goal of Session 1 is to provide the basis of strategic planning to roll out tailored, disease-specific advocacy at national and EU level. Session 2 looks into the ‘micro-environment’ of a meeting with a policymaker, with the objective of learning best practices for an effective and meaningful advocacy meeting. Finally, session 3 uses the Breathe Vision for 2030 as a case-study on how to connect European and national advocacy.

 

Welcome

10.00-10.10

Welcome and introduction to the purpose of the workshop

EFA staff

Session 1

10.10-10.45

Strategising disease-specific advocacy

  • Defining your advocacy priority
  • What is needed to be ready to go, and to grow attention
  • Strategies: data, testimonials, campaigning and network

Disease-specific advocacy and the role of healthcare professionals

External consultant/Trainer (tbc)

Session 2

10.45-11.45

Informing policymakers, with the example of the policy chosen at the end of the first day

  • Who to address? Choosing the right interlocutor
  • Channels of engagement: How and when to approach a Member of the (European) Parliament
  • Preparing your meeting: policy context, background research and tailored argumentation
  • Ensuring continued dialogue

Participants’ engagement with policymakers – Sharing experiences and best practices

External consultant/Trainer (tbc)

11.45-12.00

Coffee break

Session 3

12.00-12.45

Using the Breathe Vision for 2030 at national level

External consultant/Trainer (tbc)

Wrap up

12.45-13.00

With EFA Staff

 
10th February, 2021 10:00 AM   through   17th February, 2021 1:00 PM

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The EFA Team