The newly-launched platform is developed by the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA). The eLearning aim to upskill neurology advocates by developing partnerships, hosting successful online events and developing social media strategies. Everyone can enroll free of charge.
NEWS RELEASE 16/12/2020
By European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)
In 2016, EFNA launched its Training Initiatives for Neurology Advocates [TINA]. As part of the initiative, training and capacity building meetings have been held annually at both pan-European and National level.
Current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic make EFNA’s training and capacity building meetings difficult to organise face to face in the short term. However, the pandemic has shown us that virtual solutions can be not only effective but also more inclusive – allowing the participation of patient advocates who cannot easily travel to events. The pandemic has also accelerated the need to add capacity to patient organisations in terms of their skills in the online space.
For these reasons, EFNA has developed a pilot series of e-learning modules linked to our advocacy activities, available free of charge to the public. Three modules have been released to date:
- EU Advocacy for the Brain, Mind and Pain Community
- Making the most of your virtual meetings
- eAdvocacy: Developing a Social Media Strategy
These courses aim to upskill patient advocates on how they can effectively advocate in a virtual world by identifying and engaging key stakeholders and developing partnerships, hosting successful online events and developing and disseminating key advocacy messages.
The courses are video-based and divided into sections that can be watched independently at times that suit the viewer. Each module includes supporting notes and worksheets, as well as a the option to take a quiz on the content and receive a personalised certificate of completion.
Find out more and register for any of the courses, visit www.efna.net