EVIPNet Europe, Country launch in Warsaw, Poland (2015)
Warsaw, Poland, 19–20 March 2015
The main aim of the country launch was to raise participants' awareness of the tools and resources available to support health policy-makers and stakeholders in the use of research evidence. The country launch consisted of two events.
On 19 March 2015, policy-makers from the Ministry of Health, mainly directors of departments involved in formulating health policies, were familiarized with the concept of EVIPNet Europe, its mission, tools and methods. Commitment and support for this initiative was expressed by the Deputy Minister of Health, who emphasized that "subjective decisions need to be based on objective evidence".
The workshop on 20 March 2015, organized by WHO (regional and country representatives), was attended by participants from major academic institutions in Poland, national public health agencies and the Ministry of Health.