EU Health Policy Platform Networks

Announcements

  • EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting

    This second annual meeting of the Platform will take place on 27 November in Brussels (36, Rue Froissart - Centre Albert Borschette, meeting room 2.D). The final agenda is saved under Agora library.

    The meeting will gather 100 stakeholder organisations and Commission representatives to discuss about key EU health initiatives. Four Joint Statements will be presented by current Thematic Networks. The afternoon session will be opened by Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and include the ceremony to hand over the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017 on promoting Vaccination.

    Registration is now closed. Commission has evaluated the applications and will confirm registration by email.

    Due to the room capacity limit, we encourage users that have not registered or which applications have been declined, to follow the live streaming of the EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting (on 27 November, from 10.00 - 17.00 CET) by clicking on this link: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eu-health-policy-platform-meeting-17-11-27

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In this network, you can discuss health issues, share ideas and gather information on policy areas related to health. You can also let the community know about the events you organise or the reports you produce!

Check it out and start a discussion on your chosen health issue with your peers!

Thematic Networks

These open groups are accessible as soon as you are member of the AGORA Network. You don't need to request an access in order to participate.

Migration & Health

The Migration & Health Thematic Network aims to gather a broad range of stakeholders across disciplines to reflect on the challenges faced by migrants in accessing healthcare in the European Union and on possible responses at the EU and national levels. This network is led by PICUM and the IRCT.

Employment of People with Chronic Diseases

The thematic network aims to unite a broad coalition of stakeholders, from health practitioners and patients, to actors in the social and employment sectors, to work on key themes around the employment of people with chronic diseases. The scope of work of the thematic network includes the current situation and challenges, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases in Europe, the role of the organisation and integration of primary and secondary care, links between economics and the professional integration/reintegration of people with chronic diseases. It will consider existing national policy frameworks and good practices in the management of the employment of people with chronic diseases at country-level and measures or pathways to improve their care and optimise employment prospects and working conditions.

The Network is led by ECDA, the European Chronic Disease Alliance, which is a coalition of 11 European health organisations working on different chronic diseases.

Medical training and professional development for patient safety

The Thematic Network on medical training and professional development for patient safety, led by ESR (the European Society of Radiology) aims to raise awareness of the importance of harmonisation in medical education, promote evidence-based medicine to reduce variance and increase patient safety in medical practice through education & training; highlight the importance of continued medical education for high-quality healthcare utilising the latest research and technology and propose concrete actions in the area of education & training on the basis of existing EU policies.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial resistance presents a serious and urgent cross-border threat to public health. The response can only be multi-sectoral, taking a 'One Health' approach. As leader of the Thematic Network on AMR, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) seeks to build consensus on key priorities for the implementation of the follow-up EU Action Plan, including increased support and resources for the Member States. A joint Call to Action will provide an opportunity to underline the importance of European leadership to avert a looming cross-border health crisis.

Exchange Networks

Doctors' working conditions and remuneration across Europe

Exchange Network to discuss about ways to improve doctors' working conditions and remuneration across Europe.

EU Expert and Stakeholder Group Networks

You need to be a member of an already established EU Expert and Stakeholder group of the European Commission to access these networks

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 for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

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.

European Alcohol and Health Forum

The European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) is a platform where bodies active at European and national level can debate, compare approaches and act to tackle harmful levels of alcohol consumption.

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 on mental health and well-being will aim at implementing the European pact for mental health.

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 Commission contributing to public health policies to reduce the cancer burden in the EU.

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 the Agora by the EU Health Policy Platform moderators.

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Diseases Network

Joint Action on Chronic Diseases - CHRODIS PLUS

This network is exclusively for the use by the partners of the new Joint Action on Chronic Diseases - CHRODIS PLUS. All public information from this group will be published in the Agora.

ERIC on Health Information - drafting group

The European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) drafting group is a sub-group the Expert Group on Health information (EGHI). Involving interested Member States and EEA/EFTA country representatives, this sub-group is exploring which would be the most appropriate format for an ERIC on Health Information.

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) Plenary meetings

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety provides opinions on health and safety risks (chemical, biological, mechanical and other physical risks) of non-food consumer products (e.g. cosmetic products and their ingredients, toys, textiles, clothing, personal care and household products) and services (e.g. tattooing, artificial sun tanning).
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SCHEER - Plenary meetings

The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks Committee provides opinions on health and environmental and emerging risks related to pollutants in the environmental media and other biological and physical factors or changing physical conditions which may have a negative impact on health and the environment (e.g. in relation to air quality, waters, waste and soils). It also provides opinions on life cycle environmental assessment. It shall also address health and safety issues related to the toxicity and eco-toxicity of biocides.

Evaluation of the 3rd Health Programme: objective 1

The Third Health Programme is the main financing instrument to support EU Member States and to help prepare and implement EU actions in the field of health. The mid-term evaluation of this Programme aims to assess its continued relevance vis-a-vis EU-wide and Member States' health needs.
This working group focuses on the evaluation of the first objective of the 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020: to promote health, prevent disease and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles: identify, disseminate and promote the uptake of evidence-based and good practices for cost-effective health promotion and disease prevention measures by addressing in particular the key lifestyle related risk factors with a focus on the Union added value.

Evaluation of the 3rd Health Programme: objective 3

The Third Health Programme is the main financing instrument to support EU Member States and to help prepare and implement EU actions in the field of health. The mid-term evaluation of this Programme aims to assess its continued relevance vis-a-vis EU-wide and Member States' health needs.
This working group focuses on the evaluation of the third objective of the 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020: to support public health capacity-building and contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems: identify and develop tools and mechanisms at Union level to address shortages of resources, both human and financial, and to facilitate the voluntary uptake of innovations in public health intervention and prevention strategies.

Evaluation of the 3rd Health Programme: objective 4

The Third Health Programme is the main financing instrument to support EU Member States and to help prepare and implement EU actions in the field of health. The mid-term evaluation of this Programme aims to assess its continued relevance vis-a-vis EU-wide and Member States' health needs.
This working group focuses on the evaluation of the objective 4 of the 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020: to facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens: increase access to medical expertise and information for specific conditions beyond national borders, facilitate the application of the results of research and develop tools for the improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety through, interalia, actions contributing to the improvement of health literacy.

eHealth Stakeholder Group

The eHealth Stakeholder Group is expected to contribute to the development of legislation and policy related to eHealth. Policy areas of specific interest include relevant actions of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020.

Steering Group of the WHO European Health Information Initiative

(Reserved for Steering Group members) The WHO European Health Information Initiative (EHII) is a multimember WHO network that is committed to improving the health of the people of the European Region by improving the information that underpins policy and reducing reporting burden. It fosters international cooperation, capacity building, strategic and technical work in the area of health information, including health data, indicators, monitoring and reporting as well as evidence to inform health policy. Stakeholders of the EHII include Member States, WHO collaborating centres, health information networks and public health associations, charitable foundations and international organizations, such as the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
For details and information, please contact eudir@who.int.

Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention

The key aim of the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention (hereafter "the Group") is to support the Member States in meeting the WHO/UN 2025 global voluntary targets on non-communicable diseases.

Expert Group on Health Information

The Expert Group on Health Information (EGHI) is a consultative structure with representatives from EU and EEA Member States, acceding and candidate countries, and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO. The EGHI's overarching aim is to support the implementation of the EU Health Strategy with regard to health information and improve EU Member States' capability for evidence-based health policy making.

National Focal Points Network

National Focal Points network aim to assist the Commission in the promotion of the Health Programme, to disseminate the results of the Programme at national level and to identify and report the impact of the Programme.
The NFP network is constituted by the Health Programme participating countries, 28 EU MS, Norway and Iceland (EFTA), Serbia (EU candidate) and Moldova (EU Eastern Partnership).

Action Group A2 - Falls Prevention

The main objective of the Action Group A2 is to reduce falls by ensuring that new technologies to monitor falls enter markets faster, connecting research to innovation and strengthening procurement processes. The Group also supports the set-up of regional programmes for early diagnosis and the prevention of falls.
The current Action Group brings together over 100 organizations representing 68 multi-stakeholder commitments from regional and national administrations, local authorities, research centers, academia, SMES and large industry, advocacy organizations from across the EU.
The commitments are measurable and concrete activities at local, regional or national level performed by stakeholders who commit themselves to promote innovative and concrete actions aimed at improving older people's health and quality of life.

Action Group A1 - Prescription and Adherence to Medical Plans

The main objective of the Action Group A1 on Prescription and adherence to medical plans is to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of older people living with chronic conditions in at least 30 EU regions. Its action is based on a holistic approach, including enhanced self-care, personalized care, better adequacy of treatment, increased adherence to safe and effective care plans.

Action Group B3 - Integrated Care

The Action Group on integrated care is a unique collaborative of partners representing around 120 multi-stakeholder commitments from national, regional and national administrations, local authorities, research centers, academia, SMEs and large industry, advocacy organizations from across the EU.
The partners aim to reduce the avoidable/unnecessary hospitalisation of older people with chronic condition. They work towards iintegrated care services, that are more closely oriented to the needs of patients /users, multidisciplinary, well co-ordinated and accessible, as well as anchored in community and home care settings. Such models coordinate between levels of health services and align them with social care, along the whole health promotion and care chain. They harmonize and coordinate the management, organization and delivery of services to make sure they provide quality and efficient solutions to the needs of the patients.

Action Group D4 - Age-friendly Buildings, Cities and Environments

The main objective of the Action Group D4 on Innovation for age friendly buildings, cities and environments is to bring together partners from all over Europe who are committed to implementing strategies for the creation of age-friendly environments which support active and healthy ageing of the European population.

The current Action Group brings together partners representing around 70 multi-stakeholders who are composed of regional and local authorities from across the EU, European NGOs, technology providers, research centers, and SMEs.

Action Group A3 - Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Frailty and Functional Decline

The Action Group A3 brings together around 100 organizations, among which public health authorities, care organisations, academia, research centers, industries, patients associations and professional bodies, which have committed themselves to the objectives of understanding the underlying factors of frailty, exploring the association between frailty and adverse health outcomes in older people and better preventing and managing the frailty syndrome and its consequences. These organizations are implementing their own "commitments", which are measurable and concrete activities at local, regional or national level aimed at improving older people health and quality of life.

Action Group C2 - Development of Interoperable and Independent Living Solutions

The objective of the Action Group C2 is to develop interoperable independent living solutions, including guidelines for business models. This should boost the deployment of open and personalised solutions for active and independent living that are supported by global standards and new evidence on the return of investment. The Action Group can provide essential input to the creation of a new market for cost-effective products and services for older people that helps them to live a more active and independent life. This reinforces on-going activities in Europe (and elsewhere) in the area of research and innovation, supported through public-private partnerships.

New Joint Action Health Inequalities

This network is exclusively for the use of member states representatives to advance discussions on the new Joint Action on Health inequalities. The outcomes of this Joint Action will later be published in the Agora

eHealth Network

The eHealth Network is voluntary network of national competent authorities working on eHealth created under the Cross-border healthcare Directive (2011/24/EU) with the goal to bring the uptake of eHealth further in the EU.

eHealth Network sub-group: multiannual work programme 2018-2021

the eHealth Network sub-group will work on the development of a new multiannual work programme of the eHealth Network for the period 2018-2021

ADVANTAGE joint action on frailty

This Consortium brings together all partners participating in the joint action on frailty. It runs from January 2017 to December 2019 and will develop a framework for frailty prevention in participating Member States.

HIV/AIDS, STI, viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Health Programme cluster

In this network, EU HP HIV, viral hepatitis and TB networks can share the results, promote events and reach the EC services and EU MS policy makers.

Expert group on dementia

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Practical training on the EU Health Policy Platform

This network is used for new users to get familiar and receive trainings on how to use the EU Health Policy Platform. If you wish to master all features, become more efficient by using the Agora Events and News, store reports in the Library and boost discussion among your peers by creating polls, contact us at SANTE-HPP@ec.europa.eu

Reference Site Collaborative Network

The RSCN is the collaborative network of the European Reference Sites, that aims to contribute to a continuous and constructive dialogue among the Reference Sites, and those Regions or Municipalities considering applying for Reference Site status on an equal basis, as well as the European institutions in relation to European policies in the field of active and healthy ageing, health and care delivery, and innovation, and to the relationship between the various regional and national systems.

Joint Action on Health Information

The Joint Action on Health Information is a collaborative action among Member States, who are participating in the third Health Programme, to develop, share, refine and test tools, methods and approaches towards a sustainable EU health information system that supports country knowledge, health research and policy-making. The Joint Action on Health Information is at least 60% co-financed by the European Commission with a budget of 4 million Euros over a period of 3 years.

Expert Group on Social Impact of Pain (SIP Group)

The expert group on social impact of pain aims to contribute to improved EU policy-making via the creation of a stakeholder network which can share best practices and available data on the societal impact of pain, and develop policy recommendations.

The 3rd Joint Action for European eHealth

The 3rd Joint Action is expected to further facilitate cross-border healthcare across the EU and overcome barriers in the implementation of digital solutions in Member States' healthcare systems and provide the necessary policy support to the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI) with view to implementing the Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy as regards interoperability and standardisation.

New Joint Action Health Inequalities all group

The "New Joint Action Health Inequalities all group" network is reserved for Member States participating in the New Joint Action on Health Inequalities.