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Activities across Europe promoting self-care.
Self-Care Week Europe – an initiative reaching millions
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a learned tool enabling people to maintain health and to cope with illness and disability. Along with better health literacy it also supports optimal and timely use of available health services while avoiding a total dependency upon them for minor ailments.
Effective support of self-care is aimed at enabling people in their ability to live independently. Informing the public about health, health risks, disease management etc. and supporting new behaviour in carrying out self-care, is crucial. It is also necessary for health care professionals to support citizens and patients in their self-care where new technologies, like internet platforms, mobile apps, and sensor devices, offer new opportunities.
Citizens and patients
For all groups
Across ages or income
In healthcare and life
Self-Care Week Europe 2019 are calling for European partners to help share messages and leverage tools to empower self-care across the continuum. Partners can engage by social media, practical events, policy dialogue, or sharing ideas for inspiration. Read more about 2019.
International consortium creates joint platform for sustainable health and care in Europe. Self-Care in Europeaims to boost collaboration, health literacy, and political focus to empower Europeans by and to self-care. COPENHAGEN JUNE 1, 2019 The European map for engaging and empowering citizens just got a new landmark. “Self-care in Europe” – Read more about Joint boost for Self-Care in Europe – new organization launched[…]
The issue of self-care returns to the policy festival Folkemødet June 13-15, 2019 on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. The annual festival attracts about 100.000 citizens to the more than 3.000 debates. Originally inspired by the Swedish Almedalsveckan, Folkemødet has since 2011 been a transformative power for the political Read more about Policy focus on Self-Care[…]
Fighting the ghost of healthcare present – and ghoul of healthcare future For at the European Antibiotic Awareness Day event November 15 in Brussels, Self-Care Initiative Europe and Policy Lead Jacqueline Bowman were invited to share thoughts on how to leverage the full potential of citizens, engagement, and empowerment in Read more about Self-Care & Antibiotics[…]
Dive into visions of the future of self-care in Europe As part of the Self-Care Week Europe 12-18 November 2018, we published the e-book “The Future of Self-Care in Europe”. The book gathers 26 great contributions from thinkers and doers in Europe – with forewords by DG Sante Deputy Director Read more about Future vision[…]