Pillar 1: Fee-For-Service Training To All Stakeholders
Seeking to expand the scope of EUPATI to training for all stakeholders – including pharmaceutical industry, other health-related industry, academia, regulators and HTA bodies – as fee-for-service training/courses. The target groups are professionals working in a) patient relations/engagement management and b) in operational roles looking to engage patients.
Pillar 2: On-Demand Patient Expert Training Course
The EUPATI Patient Expert Course has been redesigned to enable learners access all content on-demand on the EUPATI Open Classroom. Learners can complete as much learning as they consider necessary to achieve their own needs/goals. Should they wish to become a Patient Expert and complete all modules, including the problem-based face-to-face sessions and complete competency assessments, they will be awarded the title of ‘EUPATI Fellow’.
The training content is made freely available via the Creative Commons License, and a small fee is charged per course as an administrative fee for issuing the certificate. The generated income is used for the maintenance and further development of the Open Classroom platform.
Pillar 3: Consortium Partners
The ‘Co-financing’ of EUPATI provided by the private and public partners can take the form of both, ‘in-kind’ contributions, or direct financial contributions and can be provided on the central level (EUPATI International) as well as at the national level (EUPATI National Platforms).
Pillar 4: Projects & Grants
EUPATI participates regularly in calls for projects by e.g. IMI, the European Commission, EIT Health and other funding bodies, and has several ongoing projects. EUPATI’s role in these projects focuses on patient education and training.
Pillar 5: Fundraising
Fundraising/crowdfunding is an additional pillar to generate revenue with a manageable investment. This includes donations as well as activity-based crowdfunding.
Pillar 6: Matchmaking
EUPATI will facilitate collaborative opportunities between academic research institutions, industry partners and EUPATI fellows, other patients and patient organisations who wish to be involved in medicines R&D. A new platform is going to be introduced by the end of 2021, but the service is already available here.
Showcasing the progress, highlights and achievements of the previous years as well as the commitment of our partners.
2020 saw the establishment of a new EUPATI Foundation based in the Netherlands, as well the development of a new governance structure. Major changes were also introduced in the core activity of EUPATI, the Expert Patient Training Programme. An on-demand online learning platform, the EUPATI Open Classroom, was launched.