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OIFE supports manifesto of inclusive future

The European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) was a one-day event on May 23, 2023 that reunited over 600 disability advocates, policymakers and other stakeholders. It was hosted at the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. The theme of the 5th edition was “Building an inclusive future for persons with disabilities in the…

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EUCAPA – more Patient involvement

EURORDIS and partners have launched a major project to empower patient involvement in Health Technology Assessments: European Capacity Building for Patients (EUCAPA). EUCAPA is designed to train patients and their representatives in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – the multidisciplinary and systematic process that evaluates the added value of a health technology in comparison to other…

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OIFE IN THE EU PARLIAMENT

On February 8th a European Parliament event took place, hosted by Member of Parliament (MEP) Frédérique Ries and organised in collaboration with EURORDIS. The event was in the framework of Brussels Rare Disease Week 2023, to reflect on how the EU can ensure that more and better treatments are available, accessible and affordable for people…

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OIFE in Paris

From November 8-9 Ingunn and Renata attended the EURORDIS Council of Federations meeting in Paris. Inger-Margrethe S. Paulsen from NFOI also attended. Among the topics were access to treatments and the pharmaceutical legislation, information about Rare Disease Week and future funding options in research. There was also an update on the situation for people with…

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Ukraine – Before and After

Three times our life was divided into “Before” and “After”… Written by Lyubov Petrova, mother of a daughter with OI & chair of the Ukranian OI-organization.  The Diagnosis First it was my daughter’s diagnosis with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)… “Before” was joy of the birth of a long-awaited beautiful baby-daughter, registration to the best kindergarden in…

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War in Ukraine – how can you help?

There is a brutal war going on in one of OIFE’s member countries, and the last couple of days OIFE has received several questions from people who are concerned about the situation in Ukraine. Many are wondering if there is an OI-organization in Ukraine and how they can be of assistance to people with OI…

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In 2021 we made an impact together!

Dear members of the international OI-community!  In Australia the champagne has been uncorked already, but in the rest of the world we are in different ways preparing the celebration of another year coming to an end. It is also a celebration of the opportunities of a New Year called 2022, which we hope will be…

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OIFE at Council of Federations meeting

November 9th and 10th OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim at the Council of Federations (CEF) meeting of EURORDIS – the European umbrella organization for rare conditions. The socalled CEF is a forum where umbrella organizations and federations for rare conditions in Europe come together to learn about news in the European rare disease field…

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Apply for EURORDIS Summer School!

Have you seen that applications for the 2022 EURORDIS Summer School are open? OIFE have at least five people who attended Summer School before and who graduated as patient experts. Take your patient advocacy to the next level, and learn with EURORDIS – European Rare Diseases Organisation about an exciting range of topics – including…

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