The EULAR PARE Community

EULAR PARE is the network of national organisations of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism across Europe, united to ensure the voice of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) is heard and has influence among decision makers within Europe, and create powerful alliances that will make a difference to their lives.

To achieve this, the committee organises a range of high-quality activities and programmes for its community.

The EULAR Young PARE Community 

The  EULAR Young PARE community, a EULAR PARE working group,  aims to improve the quality of life of young people (18 to 35 years old) with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) by raising the profile of these conditions, and by creating a network of individuals who work in European countries on behalf of young people with RMDs. 


Discover the EULAR PARE Community
  • EULAR PARE Webinars
    EULAR PARE offers a series of webinars to share latest information and best practice within the community. 

  • EULAR PARE Podcasts 
    Discussing topics of interest to the PARE community as well as to people living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

  • Volunteering with EULAR PARE 
    Learn about how volunteers make a difference for people with RMDs, reducing the burden on individuals and society.
  • The EULAR Annual European Conference of PARE 
    The EULAR Annual European Conference of PARE is a EULAR-only network event and takes place once a year in or near a European city location.

  • The EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology

    The EULAR PARE sessions in the  scientific programme  at the European Congress of Rheumatology attracts a broad community, including dedicated representatives of patient organisations who use their acquired knowledge to educate and influence a wide range of stakeholders about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).

    We encourage the  submission of abstracts  to the patient perspective / PARE research track, showcasing activities and research bearing on the patient perspective and interest.

    Every year EULAR awards a number of  bursaries  to the presenting author for an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at the congress. EULAR PARE members and patients may apply for bursary under the according category following the submission of an abstract.

  • PARE Engagement Programme 
    With the EULAR PARE Engagement Programme EULAR aims to engage with and support National PARE Organisations (EULAR Ordinary members) by providing a EULAR representative or speaker at their events. EULAR PARE is delighted to relaunch this opportunity for National PARE Organisations after the activities had to be paused in the past couple of years due to the pandemic.

  • EULAR PARE Knowledge Transfer Programme 
    Every year, EULAR grants funding to the Knowledge Transfer Programme which enables national PARE organisations to improve and apply skills by learning from the experience of other organisations in the EULAR network.

  • Patient Research Partners (PRP) 
    A related initiative that EULAR has supported in the recent past is the establishment of a EULAR PARE network of trained patient research partners. This network of currently 59 competent patient representatives can be contacted whenever a need for reviewers of scientific research projects or active participation of trained patient research partners is required.

  • EULAR PARE Study Group 
    EULAR PARE Study Group is a  focus group in the area of people with arthritis and rheumatism. 

  • EULAR Stene Prize

    Awarded annually at the European Congress of Rheumatology, the Stene Prize for patients finally is an annual prize bestowed on the winner of an essay contest.

Related Information
EULAR Study Groups

EULAR study groups are established networks in their respective fields and play an active part in the research and treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

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EULAR Task Forces

EULAR Task Forces bring experts in rheumatology fields together to share expertise and facilitate best practice exchange and ongoing medical development. Discover the fields of EULAR Task Forces and join today.

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EULAR Recommendations

The EULAR Committees regularly establish and publish recommendations for the treatment of various rheumatic disorders. Each of these recommendations are developed by a Task Force of specialists in their field.

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EULAR Member Organisations

Supported by its members, EULAR aims to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

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PARE Newsletters

Each year, PARE produces newsletters which are distributed to the PARE member organisations, updating the network on all activities related to patients.

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EULAR's WAD 2022 campaign is focused on understanding the issues the diverse audiences have in the field of rheumatology, such as a shrinking medical workforce, long waiting times for appointments, or lacking understanding of RMDs among governmental decision-makers. Better understanding these 'pain points' will allow us to better address them both at a national and international level, which is EULAR's key goal. 

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EULAR Campaigns

EULAR Campaigns

EULAR hosts campaigns to help achieve its goal in the area of Advocacy: to increase participation in work by people with RMDs by the year 2023.

EULAR Campaigns