The EU Health Policy Platform is a collaborative online tool that makes it easy for European Commission services, health-related interest groups and stakeholders to communicate with each other.

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety moderates the Web Platform and coordinates Commission’s input. This initiative is funded through the EU’s 3rd Health Programme 2014-2020 and the platform’s working language is English.

In addition to running the Web Platform, which facilitates online discussion, collaboration and frequent webinars; the EU Health Policy Platform team also organises the EU Health AwardThis Award recognises cities, NGOs and schools whose initiatives improve public health in the European Union. The EU Health Award ceremony is held as part of the EU Health Policy Platform’s Annual Meeting for health stakeholders. The meeting is open to health interest groups and EU staff and focuses on current and future EU health priorities. It also gives participants the opportunity to network and gives stakeholders the chance to present their activities.

The European Commission would like to invite all health stakeholders active in the field of health or interested in EU Health Policy to join the EU Health Policy Platform. Take a look at the Rules of procedure and the user guide to these how the Platform works and get an understanding of its benefits!

  • Rules of Procedure of the EU Health Policy Platform : as a user or a potential user, you are encouraged to read the Rules of Procedure of the EU Health Policy Platform to learn more about our working methods and our terms and conditions.
  • User Guide : this guide explains registration procedures and the Platform’s functionalities (i.e. how to post a news item!). Register in the Platform and let your voice be heard!

Platform users can post news, create opinion polls, share upcoming events, store documents and much more, in one or more of the Platform’s networks! Once registered, you will have access to the following types of networks:

  1. Agora Network, common discussion area automatically accessible to all users who comply with the Platform’s Rules of Procedure. All members are encouraged to publish news related to their activities in this network.
  2. Exchange Networks are accessible to all users registered in the Platform and are used to exchange good practices and share training materials.
  3. Thematic Networks are temporary, set up for only one year. They are led by a stakeholder organisation selected through a call for proposals and a democratic poll in the Agora Network. The leader prepares a collaborative position paper (the Joint Statement) on a health-related priority. The Platform team organises several open live webinars to discuss ideas before the Joint Statement is drafted and later presented by the organisation in the lead at the EU Health Policy Platform Annual Meeting. All users registered in the Agora network are invited to actively participate in the Thematic Networks by attending webinars, by suggesting their own Joint Statement or by seeking endorsement of their Joint Statement. 
  4. European Commission and Member State-led Networks are networks (usually) only accessible to appointed members.
  5. Stakeholder Networks are restricted networks to share knowledge and information on a specific health area. They are created in response to a direct request from stakeholder members of the Agora network and approved by the European Commission. Users registered in the Agora network who have an interest in a certain stakeholder network may request access. Registered users are invited to propose the creation of a stakeholder network to the Platform team.

As a user, you will receive a bi-weekly "Latest updates" newsletter with all the most recent information shared on the Agora network (as well as on a restricted section visible only to members of your networks).

Webinars on key EU health initiatives are organised on a regular basis by the European Commission, Member States and stakeholders. Information on upcoming webinars is posted in the Agora Network (check the announcements section!). Registered users are also invited to propose webinar topics.

For more information about the EU Health Award or the EU Health Policy Platform, please contact SANTE-HPP@ec.europa.eu

The EU Health Policy Platform team

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The EU Health Policy Platform processes your data in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. ECAS and SAAS are systems of the European Commission that allow authenticating and authoriszing 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.

 

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725