13. July 2018


SCiE Manifesto Launched at EP

May 23
Manifesto open for signature Dear All, I am delighted to advise you that we launched the SCiE Manifesto during the Patients’ Rights Day (kindly invited by #ActiveCitizenshipNetwork on 23 May at the European Parliament. You are kindly invited to view and SIGN up to the Manifesto. Please also forward to

Great Summit in Copenhagen

Apr 13
Meeting of minds Summit in Copenhagen discussed the future of Self-Care in Europe. Read more

Summit in April
In Copenhagen on April 11-12 we hosted a Summit Conference on the role of self care in future European healthcare.

Self-Care Week Europe
We are arranging the basis for a European Self-Care Week with activities across Europe. Using a pledge-based model, we will be providing material for general use and appreciate all support in terms of time, network, ideas, and other resources. Read more.
– for model and inspiration, see the communication information about 2018 already produced by Self-Care Week UK

Hosted by Third-I, a series of policy seminars will highlight how self care can play a stronger role in future healthcare policy in the European Union. Read more.

The Netherlands
Upcoming is a Self Care Day in 2018 – date still in planning.


UK – November 2017
In the UK, the Self Care Forum arranges a series of activities to promote the issue. Among these are the Self Care Week – started by NHS in 2009, and since 2011 promoted by the Self Care Forum. Read more.
26th September 2017 – “Embracing Self Care for Life” – Conference in London

Scandinavia – September 2017
Started in Denmark in 2009, the Hygiene Week has engaged municipalities, institutions, schools, and companies in both Denmark and Sweden since 2011 – last year with 100 municipalities engaging in thousands of activities in nursing homes, shopping centres, kindergardens, workplaces, city halls, and much more; organised by the Danish Council for Better Hygiene. Read more.
12th September 2017 – “Strategies for Hygiene – Key to Prevention and Health” – Conference in Copenhagen

“Lær at tackle…” – or Learn to handle… – a series of self care courses using a Stanford Train the Trainer approach adapted to an array of physical or mental ailments, that learn or train citizens or patients to cope with their health challenges while maintaining a high quality of life. Implemented by 80% of Danish municipalities, and since also adapted for use in other European countries – by the Danish Committee for Health Education.

The Netherlands
The Self Care Factory holds a seminar on self care promotion – read more.