EULAR Advocacy Committee
The EULAR Advocacy Committee engages with the EU as well as other national political institutions as a recognised partner and source of expertise in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The Committee fights for the recognition of the needs of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) by advocating research and education in rheumatology, promoting the EULAR brand as a reliable source of information, coordinating the work of the Sub-Committee(s) (Communication), and providing strategic guidance on all EULAR messages to internal and external audiences.
Chair: Prof. Loreto Carmona, Spain
Chair-elect: To be announced
About EULAR Advocacy
EU Advocacy is a key activity for a European umbrella organisation like the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR).
EULAR Advocacy Partnerships
EULAR is committed to partner with organisations and scientific medical societies at a EU and national level towards improving research funding, social policy legislation and quality of care; assisting advocacy actions on the national and international levels around rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
A Research Roadmap to transform the lives of people with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
EULAR Policy Statements
As part of its advocacy activities, EULAR produces and adopts a number of documents and declarations that are used to express EULAR’s position and/or demands on different policy issues.
EU Parliament Interest Group on RMDs
The European Parliament Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) was created in 2009 on the occasion of World Arthritis Day (12 October) and was re-established during the current parliamentary term (2014-2019).
Links to other organisations
Partnerships that help to increase the knowledge of the organisations involved and the impact they can have on the political stage.
Questions and Answers on RMDs
EULAR description on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs)
EULAR Statutes, Reports, and By-Laws
The official statutes of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology, EULAR