EULAR Manifesto

What is a Manifesto?

  • A public policy statement targeted at EU policymakers.
  • Outlining objectives that the EU and member states can implement and influence.

Why now?
  • The next European Parliament (EP) and Commission (EC) term starts in 2024.
  • The election period allows for outside actors to influence its agenda.

What is the purpose?
  • Outlining EULAR’s RMD-related policy asks.
  • Bringing policymakers on board with our agenda.
  • Providing them with a roadmap to follow in better addressing RMDs. 

Topics covered in the EULAR Manifesto

EULAR Advocacy focuses on influencing three policy areas - research, quality of care and social policy - which are underpinned with specific asks.

Quality of Care
Social Policy
Research & Innovation

Improving RMD prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation

Mitigating the burden of RMDs on quality of life, education, and employment

Developing better RMD prevention and treatment strategies

EULAR Activities to inform the EULAR Network
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EULAR Advocacy Activities and Materials

In order to persuade governmental and EU key decision-makers supporting the European rheumatology community, EULAR Advocacy develops evidence-based materials about RMDs and communicates its position on key policies and legislation being discussed.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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RMD Definition

EULAR description on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs)

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