EULAR PARE Representation Committee

The EULAR PARE Committee gathers representatives of rheumatic and musculoskeletal user groups around Europe to work together towards improving the quality of life for people in Europe living with these conditions, with the vision to empower and help them lead full and independent lives.

The national member organisations of EULAR PARE (people with arthritis / rheumatism across Europe) work together via the EULAR PARE Committee. Each member country is represented with one delegate in the committee. The committee meets annually on the occasion of the EULAR European Congress of Rheumatology to review progress and plan future activities. Throughout the year, liaison persons are appointed by the organisations to ensure a smooth communication flow. 

The primary aims of EULAR PARE are to:

  • develop strong networks of effective, user-led organisations of people with RMDs.
  • ensure the voice of people with RMDs is heard and has influence among decision makers within Europe.
  • create powerful alliances that will make a difference to the lives of people with RMDs.

EULAR PARE Committee By-Laws


Chair: Souzi Makri, Cyprus
Past Chair: Dr Elsa Mateus, Portugal

Committee members

Jeanette Andersen, Denmark
Katy Antonopoulou, Greece
Ilaria Bini, Italy
Boryana Boteva, Bulgaria
Sina Bugeja, Malta
Ricardo Ferreira, Portugal
Kristijonas Mazuras, Lithuania
Polina Pchelnikova, Russia
Silvia Piantoni, Italy
Andri Phoka, Cyprus
Dieter Wiek, Germany
Tanita-Christina Wilhelmer, Austria

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