EUPATI’s vision is to improve health outcomes through the contribution of patients and patient representatives as valued stakeholders.

EUPATI’s mission is to provide accessible, innovative and inclusive education that empowers patients and patient representatives with the right knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively engage and partner with all other stakeholders in medicines R&D.

EUPATI is committed to enhancing patient engagement through education.

What is EUPATI?

The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) is a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership originally launched by the IMI-EUPATI project (2012-2017) and hosted by the European Patients’ Forum (EPF)  from 2017 to 2020.  EUPATI is today established as an independent non-profit Foundation in the Netherlands. It is a successful programme that provides education and training to increase the capacity and capability of patients and patient representatives to understand and meaningfully contribute to medicines research and development (R&D), and to improve the availability of medical information for patients and other stakeholders.

It does so by conducting its established Patient Expert Training Programme which has trained more than 250 Patient Experts (EUPATI Fellows), and with 750+ currently enrolled via the EUPATI Open Classroom. In addition, EUPATI provides an open-access multilingual Toolbox that has served more than 6.5 million users in 13 languages around the world to date.

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What does EUPATI offer?

EUPATI Fellow Programme

The EUPATI Patient Expert Training Programme is a unique opportunity offering patients and patient representatives expert-level training in medicines research and development (R&D). The Programme is a mixture of e-learning and online streaming or in person training events. To date, more than 250 patient experts have graduated and have acquired skills and knowledge to make meaningful, active contributions in high level processes of patient engagement in medicines R&D. For more information, please visit the EUPATI Open Classroom.


The Toolbox was launched in January 2016 and contains a library of information around medicines research and development. This information is not medicine- or disease-specific. More than 6.5 million users have accessed the information on the Toolbox in less than four years, and users can access the Toolbox information in 14 languages. Explore the Toolbox.

National Platforms

EUPATI National Platforms (ENPs) mirror the EUPATI partnership at the country level. In some countries, ENPs are set up as an informal group run by volunteers, other countries have established legal entities with formal statutes and paid staff in place. Their work includes establishing national patient education programmes, establishing charters for patient involvement, members speaking internationally at conferences and promoting education by establishing workshops on patient engagement, mini-courses or webinars. Visit our National Platforms here.

Training on Patient Engagement

Training on Patient Engagement is necessary since there is a lack of understanding of efficient involvement that ensures patients and professionals both have a meaningful engagement that meets everyone’s expectations. EUPATI has developed trainings to meet these needs. The patient engagement trainings are co-designed and co-delivered with patient representatives in a multi-stakeholder framework. Click here to know more about our training portfolio.


EUPATI sits at the key interface between stakeholders looking to engage patients, and patients with the requisite knowledge to provide expert level input into medicines R&D. We therefore provide an increasingly active matchmaking service for members of the EUPATI partnership. Would you like to collaborate with us? Click here

Patient Engagement Initiatives

There is a wealth of initiatives on patient engagement and EUPATI collaborates closely bringing in the essential education component. True patient engagement cannot exist without quality education, hence our involvement with initiatives at the European and Global level. With its infrastructure for patient engagement, EUPATI moves the latest developments into practices through education. Click here to know more about these initiatives.

EUPATI Patient Involvement Roadmap Video

EUPATI created a practical roadmap for patient involvement in medicines R&D. The roadmap identifies particular stages in R&D for patient involvement and provides guidance in terms of specific opportunities or activities where patient involvement can be sought. We have now created a video of this roadmap to help all users better understand this resource.

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