‘In recent years, a great deal of work has been done on the serious issue of chronic pain and the societal impact that it has. Approximately 20 percent of the adult population in Europe is affected’, writes MEP Jeroen Lenaers in his article in the Magazine of the European Parliament.
During the previous term MEP Lenaers was the vice-chair of the Brain, Mind and Pain MEP Interest Group in the European Parliament and he is one of the endorsing MEPs of the Societal Impact of Pain platform.
In his article, MEP Jeroen Lenaers mentions that “with the new parliamentary term already underway for more than half a year, I am glad to see that various interest groups like Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Platform and others continue their important work.”
He further refers to the important results of the PAE survey on Stigma and Pain in 2019.
Read more on SIP’s website
Read MEP Jeroen Lenaers’ full article about Stigma and Chronic pain here