Members of the General Assembly are the individuals and/or organizations who are appointed during the Establishing Meeting of CEE4Health to take the required legal actions for the establishment of the association (establishing members) and to represent CEE4Health before the authorities for administrative duties and obligations of the organisation according to the legislation requirements. All members of the General Assembly shall be entitled to participate in all events of the Association, and to make use of the Association’s facilities in compliance with the regulations of the Rules of Procedure.
The General Assembly is obligated to represents the association legally by setting, approving and resolving: resolutions about the dissolution of the Association; amendments of the Statutes; legal transactions; cases and issues of the organization; etc.
Nikos Dedes is past chair of the ‘European AIDS Treatment Group’ (EATG), the leading European HIV activists’ network and past member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
He is also founder and chair of ‘Positive Voice’, the Greek Association of People Living with HIV and founder and vice-chair of ‘Prometheus’, the Hellenic Liver Patient Association and founder and Secretary on the board of directors of the ‘Greek Patient Association’.
Nikos participates on the Steering Committees of NEAT id (European HIV Clinical Trials Foundation), on the “HIV in Europe – Optimal Testing and Earlier Access to Care” and the “HIV Outcomes – Beyond Viral Suppression” initiatives. He is a member of the HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel of EACS (European AIDS Clinical Society) and co-chair of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis & TB Civil Society Forum, an advisory group to DG Sante.
Nikos advocates for universal access to evidence-based and cost-effective health and prevention services for all people as a moral imperative and pre-condition for a prosperous and fair society.
Dr Stanimir Hasurdjiev is one of the founders and current Chairperson of the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO) — the biggest patients’ umbrella organisation in Bulgaria with more than 80 disease-specific member organisations representing patients with different socially significant diseases in all 28 regions of Bulgaria. Dr Hasurdjiev has devoted his work to the patients’ advocacy sector and in the defence of patients’ rights. In 2011, he represented the Bulgarian patients in the Supervisory Board of the National Health Insurance Fund.
Stanimir is a former board member of the European Patients’ Forum as well as a member of several regional and international organisations and networks, e.g. the World Hepatitis Alliance, European Community Advisory Board and International Capacity Building Alliance. He is one of the founders and current Secretary-General of the joint initiative of the European Patients’ Forum and the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization — the Patient Access Partnership (PACT) — a multi-stakeholder platform for finding innovative solutions to reduce inequities in access to healthcare in Europe Since 2015 he also serves as Secretary of the initiative, “Health Partnership”, which was official permanent consultative body to the Council of Ministers.
Stanimir has received many Bulgarian and international awards, such as the Best Media Award for the World Hepatitis Day campaign in 2008.