EFA Meet and Greet the EU training: Patient Involvement in EU Funded Research Projects



Meet and Greet the EU Training: Patient Involvement in EU Funded Research Projects

14 December 13:00-17:00 CEST (Brussels)


EFA’s Meet & Greet the EU Training is the second part of a 2-part series for EFA’s capacity building project for 2021. This session is complementary to the previous Meet & Greet with the European Medicines Agency in which EFA Members learned about the regulatory processes governing medicines development and practical guidance for involvement. This session will provide EFA members with the necessary skills to participate in research projects funded by the European Union, helping to advance the field of medicine or prevention efforts related to their disease areas.

Objective: INFORM – provide meaningful input to foster skills and competencies for EFA Members and other expert respiratory disease patients interested in participating in EU funded research projects. 

Target Audience: Staff, volunteers, and members of the Board of EFA member organisations. Also open to unaffiliated patients provided they belong to patient groups active in the field of allergy and/or respiratory disease.



Time  Topic Objectives Speakers 


Welcome and tour de table 

Technical guidance 

Objectives of the meeting 


Welcome participants to the meeting and give a brief overview of the purpose and content of the training 

Introduce EU funded research 

Valeria Ramiconi, Programme Manager, EFA 

Patient Involvement in research 

What is patient involvement and what forms does it take in research? 

Why is patient involvement important? 

Becoming a patient expert with EUPATI 



Overview of benefits of research involvement 

Inform patients of progression of PE and what to expect or propose when participating 

Empower patients to recognise and/or facilitate meaningful PE experiences in research consortia 

Introduce the idea of becoming a patient expert with EUPATI 




Sharing Best Practices 

Experiences from members and partners in research projects 


(15 min each with 15 min Q&A) 

- 3TR 




Contextualise the information with a real-world example 

Demonstrate the feasibility of involvement in different roles 

Showcase the importance and the impact of patient involvement in advisory role in a research project 



15h15-15h30 Comfort Break   

How to get involved 

Introduction to EU funding taxonomy  

Getting noticed by funders and project partners 



Inform patients on the logistics of getting involved: building a strategy for future engagement 

Introduce patients to resources available to them 




16h45-17h00 Wrap up and move forward as an EFA community 

Give participants a succinct overview of what they learned 

Inspire them to build a strategy for engagement and colla 

Valeria Ramiconi, Programme Manager, EFA 


14th December, 2021 1:00 PM through  5:00 PM
Virtual event on Zoom
Phone: +3222272712

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