The Patient Access Partnership was elected as the most tangible initiative following the Vilnius Declaration during the Latvian Presidency conference in Riga.

The Universal Health Conference which was held on 29-30 June 2015, was built on the core principles of the Vilnius Declaration and scoped out common ground where Member States can work together and support each other in the design and implementation of robust and resilient ‘all of life’ health and care services.

The Universal Healthcare Conference resulted in the Riga Roadmap, an action plan to make EU health systems sustainable, equitable and participatory. During the conference the European Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association, EGA; the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA; the European Patients’ Forum, EPF; and the European Public Health Alliance, EPHA joined forces to set out this plan for the future.

The signatories of the Riga Roadmap call on the Council of the European Union, as well as the European Council, European Parliament, European Commission, and the incoming Presidencies, for support in their efforts to implement the valuable objectives outlined in the Riga Roadmap. By providing a guide for action, the Riga Roadmap will support the successful implementation of four principles for European health – prevention, promotion, protection, and participation.

You can see more information at the Riga conference website.