Standing Committee of PARE
The national organisations of people with arthritis/rheumatism across Europe work together via the EULAR Standing Committee of PARE. Each member country is represented with one delegate in the committee. The standing committee meets annually on the occasion of the EULAR congress to review progress and plan future activities. Throughout the year, liaison persons, appointed by the organisations, ensure a smooth communication flow.
The EULAR Standing Committee of PARE gathers representatives of rheumatic and musculoskeletal user groups around Europe to work together towards improving the quality of life for the more than 120 million people in Europe living with these conditions.
The committee's vision is of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in Europe being empowered to lead full and independent lives.
The primary aims of PARE are:
- 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.
To achieve this, the committee organises a range of high-quality activities and programmes.
Nele Caeyers as the chairperson is supported by the PARE Board, which includes delegates elected from EULAR national member organisations, from organisations that have a co-opted delegate in SC PARE, and the ex-officio members (Chair, Vice-President, Vice-President-elect and Chair-elect/Past Chair).
Nele Caeyers, Chair Standing Committee of PARE, Belgium
Dieter Wiek, Past chair Standing Committee of PARE and Vice President, Germany
Marios Kouloumas, EULAR Past Vice President representing PARE, Cyprus
Petra Balazova, YoungPARE, Slovakia
Boryana Boteva, Bulgaria
Elsa Mateus, Portugal
Kristijonas Mazuras, Lithuania
Polina Pchelnikova, Russia
Values and principles
PARE's activities are governed by a number of values and principles.
With one voice
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PARE Board Terms of Engagement
Terms of Engagement for the
Board of the Standing Committee of
People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE Board) Read more
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