Active Citizenship Network (ACN)
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Summary of the initiative
Name of Private Regulator:Active Citizenship Network (ACN)
Objective(s):The objective of the present Charter is to create a European public opinion on patients' rights and to encourage all individuals to ask for and contribute to the respect of their fundamental rights concerning health care. It is also an instrument at the disposal of all stakeholders interested in working to the concrete application and improvement of patients' rights in Europe, since the Charter and the related monitoring tools allow an evaluation of the situation and set a number of practical objectives to be reached. Lastly, the progressive recognition of the Charter's value by EU institutions, regional and national governments can contribute to the harmonisation and reinforcement of the national policies on patients' rights in Europe.