One of the priorities of AGORA organization is to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on the individual and society and to improve the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases. In order to achieve that AGORA fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with RMDs in South Europe and for changing cultural attitudes towards Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases and enable patients to live independent and become a part of the decision-making process.
Education and training is a key area for AGORA. The Annual AGORA Conference is the highlight event in the AGORA calendar.
At political level, AGORA represents the interests of the entire rheumatic disease community of Southern Europe and the special circumstances in which people with RMds are found in Southern Europe.
Also establishing a strong network of organizations for people with RMDs in Southern Europe and enable collaboration with other international organizations is possible through AGORA website and participation to international congresses like EULAR congress, EULAR PARE Autumn conference.
Also developing data records and statistical surveys for South Europe in order to be used as lobbying tools are an essential part of AGORA activities.