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The EU Health Policy Platform is an interactive tool to boost discussions about public health concerns, share knowledge and best practices. The Platform invites you to exchange with others, pool your expertise in joint statements and disseminate actions among a wide audience.

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The Web Platform is a collaborative online tool to ease communication between the European Commission services and health-related interest groups. Its working language is English.

What's in it?

The public webpage where users land offers at a glance information about the three pillars of the EU Health Policy Platform (Web Platform, EU Health Award and Meetings and the user profiles allowed to register.

Once you are registered in EU login, and to access other networks, it is mandatory that you request access to:

  • The Agora network, an open discussion area accessible to all stakeholders registered in the Web Platform. Registered users can benefit from posting news, creating opinion polls, sharing upcoming events and storing documents, among other features.

Now, you can access the following networks and boost discussion:
 

  • Thematic Networks are accessible to all registered users. These temporary networks facilitate the drafting of joint statements by stakeholders, who draft a proposal on key health priorities. Once the first draft is published in the Agora network, a call for endorsement is launched. Finalised joint statements are presented during the annual meeting of the EU Health Policy Platform.
     
  • EU Expert Groups are networks that are accessible only to members of existing DG Health and Food Safety’s EU Expert Groups. The network's aim is to help group members benefit from interaction with other groups, and to provide them with a forum to continue their discussions between meetings.
     
  • Stakeholder Networks are networks approved by the Commission on a specific key health policy area. The network's aim is to help group members benefit from interaction with other groups, and to provide them with a forum to continue their discussions between meetings.

As a user you will receive a bi-weekly "Latest updates" newsletter gathering all information shared on the Agora network, and a restricted section visible only to members of your groups.

Webinars on key EU initiatives are organised on a regular basis by the European Commission, Member States and Stakeholders. Information on upcoming webinars is posted on the Agora Network.

Register in the Platform and have your say!

The EU Health Policy Platform only meets face-to-face on the following occasions:

Regular meetings

Using the Platform to prepare regular meetings saves time and resources.  It allows you to:

  • Create a poll to agree on the next meeting date.
  • Upload the necessary reports to prepare presentations and save them in the shared Library of your group.
  • Share the outcome on the Agora Network to inform your peers.

The EU Health Policy Platform organises a few meetings with the Thematic Networks leaders throughout the year.  The goal is to support and encourage them to produce the joint statements, which are presented during the annual meeting of the EU Health Policy Platform.

Annual meetings

Once a year, the EU Health Policy Platform brings together pan-European, national and local health stakeholders, to enhance their communication with Commission services and amongst themselves. It is aimed to be inclusive, reflecting the geographical and professional diversity of its participants.

The Directorate General (DG) for Health and Food Safety invites registered health stakeholders to register through an application submitted via the Web Platform. To find out more about how to participate in the meetings, please have a look at the Working Methods of the EU Health Policy Platform.

During the annual meeting, discussions focus on endorsed joint statements, shortlisted candidates for the EU Health Award, and key health policy issues including Commission activities.

Biennial EU Health Policy Platform Conferences'

Every two years the EU Health Policy Platform will bring together a broader set of stakeholders in a landmark event to discuss future pressing issues in the field of health.

  • The Conference will provide a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas, integrating all actors who wish to contribute to discussions on public health issues, building knowledge and sharing best practices.

More information on the organisation of the conference will be shared in due course. 

There are 3 kinds of users in the EU Health Policy Platform:

  • Members of already established EU Expert and Stakeholder Groups of DG Health and Food Safety;
  • European Commission staff;
  • Any health stakeholders meeting the EU Health Policy Platform criteria*.

The European Commission would like to invite you to its Platform if you are one of the following type of stakeholder active in the field of health:

  • Non-governmental organisations dealing with health;
  • Organisations representing patients;
  • Organisations representing health professionals;
  • Health service providers;
  • Health insurance bodies;
  • Research organisations, universities and academic institutions;
  • Business organisations or associations with a clear commitment to health promotion, protection or prevention of diseases in Europe.

*As a potential user, you are encouraged to read the Working Methods of the EU Health Policy Platform.

The use of the Web Platform is governed by Terms and Conditions that should be respected. The European Commission moderators will monitor compliance with these rules.

The EU Health Policy Platform processes your data in compliance with regulation 45/2001. ECAS and SAAS are systems of the European Commission that allow authenticating and authorizing users for the Web Platform. The Notification on Data Protection, the Privacy Statement for the Identity Management Service and the Privacy Statement for SAAS explain your data protection rights in detail.

The EU Health Policy Platform is a collaborative initiative to ease communication between European Commission services and health stakeholders. It is aimed to be inclusive and to reflect the geographical and professional diversity of the participants.

The objectives of the EU Health Policy Platform are to:

  • Provide a framework for a dialogue between the European Commission and stakeholders;
  • Facilitate targeted discussions between Commission services and stakeholders;
  • Ensure transparency in the health policy dialogue;
  • Contribute to building knowledge and expertise on public health issues;
  • Support dissemination of information on DG Health and Food Safety's projects (e.g. co-funded Health Programme projects, including Joint Actions);
  • Identify, share and encourage imitation of good practices related to health policy;
  • Gather and circulate research outcomes to interested stakeholders;
  • Provide information on other policy areas related to health following the "Health in All Policies" approach.

The EU Health Policy Platform operates in three ways:

  • The Web Platform - facilitates online discussion and collaboration, supported by regular webinars;
  • Meetings - to host targeted thematic discussions;
  • EU Health Award – to recognise NGOs promoting initiatives aimed at improving public health in the European Union.

DG Health and Food Safety acts as the secretariat of the EU Health Policy Platform. It moderates the Web Platform and coordinates the Commission’s input and participation.

Contact us!

Working methods

As a potential user, you are encouraged to read the Working Methods of the EU Health Policy Platform that sets out the dynamics for interaction on the platform, and for attending meetings.

Terms and Conditions

The use of the Web Platform is governed by Terms and Conditions developed by the European Commission. You are strongly encouraged to read them to know more about what is expected from you as a user.

Thematic Networks

The Thematic Networks gather discussions on specific health topics, with the purpose to issue joint statements for input to EU health policy.

Health Inequalities and Wellbeing

There is still a lack of awareness that higher level of inequalities lead to more spending. EuroHealthNet, the leader of this thematic network, calls for action on the key determinants that affect health. In addition, this network will consider how to implement more consistent monitoring systemsread more

EU Expert and Stakeholder Group Networks

Those networks are reserved for already appointed members of existing Commission Experts and Stakeholders groups. What is a Commission expert group?

HIV AIDS Civil Society Forum

HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum is a group of major European networks and NGOs, advising the Think Tank on HIV/AIDS policy formulation and implementation.

HIV AIDS Think Tank

HIV/AIDS Think Tank is a forum with representatives of EU Member States and neighbouring countries to exchange information and to strengthen cooperation.

High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity

The expert group on social determinants and health inequalities shares information and good practices on health inequalities and provides input into policy development.

EU Platform on Diet, Physical activity and Health Network

The EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health provides a forum for actors at European level wishing to act to contribute to contain and reverse overweight and obesity trends.

Expert Group on Social Determinants and Health Inequalities

The expert group on social determinants and health inequalities shares information and good practices on health inequalities and provides input into policy development.

Expert Group on Mental Health

Mental health is addressed by Commission policies, European Parliament acts and statements of the Council of Ministers. Mental health in the population is important for the successful implementation of several Community-policies, and at the same time it is influenced by them. An expert group onread more

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA)

The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) shares information, knowledge and good practice on reducing harmful alcohol consumption.

Expert Group on Cancer Control

The Expert Group on Cancer Control brings together representatives from Member States as well as representatives from patient groups, scientific and medical associations specialised in cancer, organisations working on cancer prevention, and industry. This group advices European Commissionread more

Reformulation / Sugar-sweetened beverages

Reformulation / Breakfast cereals

Reformulation / Dairy products

Coordination of projects related to refugees

This is a coordination committee made of representatives of DG SANTE, CHAFEA, project coordinators or coordinators of clusters of projects funded under the call HP-HA 2015. The aim is to coordinate the actions of all the projects. Public information discussed in this group will be shared in theread more

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Diseases Network

New Joint Action on Chronic Diseases

This network is exclusively for the use of member states representatives to advance discussions on the new Joint Action on Chronic Diseases. All public information from this group will be published in the Agora.

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