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Furthermore, in this webinar we will analyze more in depth the initiative called MORE PARTICIPATION, better health, a portuguese research action project that resulted from a partnership between 13 patient organisations, one consumer organisation and one research centre. The project aims at promoting participation of patient and public representatives in health decision-making at the political and institucional level in Portugal.
A survey was conducted to characterize the views, attitudes and experiences of patients, citizens and their representatives (e.g., associations) regarding participation in health decision-making at the political level. A "Charter for public participation in health" was also developed and discussed with politicians, healthcare professionals and the general public. The Charter has been signed by more than 80 NGOs and 30 individuals - former Ministers of Health, current and former Members of the Parliament and renown researchers and health care professionals.
In the webinar, the trajectory of the project will be presented as well as evidence on citizen participation in Portugal and existing barriers and challenges.