European Action Day Against the Commercialisation, Marketisation and Privatisation of Health Care, 7 April 2016

(Brussels, 7/8 April 2016)

Colleagues participating in the SC HSS on 16 February 2016 agreed for EPSU and EPSU affiliates to support the organisation of an European Action Day against the marketisation, commercialisation and privatisation of health care on World Health Day (7 April) as an important initiative to oppose health being treated as a commodity and to campaign for quality healthcare for all. Links to the ongoing and future PSI work against the privatisation of health care will be identified and highlighted in the next months. Belgian EPSU affiliates, EPSU and other platforms and networks - European Network Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection, Peoples' Health Movement and Alter Summit - are inviting to this event with a press conference (10h00-11h00) and a seminar (11h00-13h00), both to be hold at the building of the CSC-BIE, Rue de Treves 31, 1040 Bruxelles, and a mediatised action around Point Rond Schuman (14h00-15h00). You'll find more detailed info on the venue of the press conference and the seminar (headquarters of CSC-BIE) as well as the venue for the mediatised (in a section of Rue de la Loi) on the map uploaded below. - Area map for the headquarters of CSC-BIE and the venue for the mediatised action in a section of Rue de la Loi, nearby Point Rond Schuman

I) Preparation of European Action Day
a) Call for participation
- Letter of invitation of Belgian EPSU members to EPSU affiliates - in EN, FR and NL

- Call for participation in Action Day - in EN, FR and NL

b) Flyer with main messages - in EN, FR, DE, ES, NL, RU and SV

c) Poster - in EN, FR and NL

d) Information on action day and call for contributions - in RU and EN

e) Information on European Action Day on Facebook pages of European Network Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection, in EN

II) Outcomes of European Action Day
a) Gallery with photos from EPSU affiliates linked the European Action Day on 7 April 2016 in Brussels and from activities across Europe done by EPSU affiliates or by other organisations involved in the common platform for the Action Day [N.B.: Please note, as of 12 April this still is work in progress]

b) Contributions of EPSU and of EPSU affiliates to the European Action Day

c) Articles, photos or other information received by EPSU affiliates or compiled by EPSU Secretariat content-wise related to the European Action Day

d) Survey to EPSU affiliates on the developments and instruments linked to the marketisation, commercialisation and privatisation of health care

e) Background information: OSE Study "Health Care Reforms and the Crisis" (January 2015)

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