About the Initiative
European citizens and healthcare systems are facing a perfect storm of ageing populations, growing prevalence of chronic diseases, and the geopolitical and energy crisis on the heels of the most severe pandemic in a century. They are also living in a new era of innovation and rapidly advancing science that, from genomics to data analytics, is pushing the boundaries for better health.
The EU Health Coalition is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to driving change for a healthier Europe. We believe in a Europe where health and care systems are centred on people and patients.
We ask for health and life sciences to be recognized as a 3rd strategic pillar for the future of Europe. Because at stake are Europeans’ health and wellbeing, and the continent’s ability to stay at the forefront of science and research to unlock that healthier future.
As Europe faces a geopolitical and energy crisis, with rising inflation and a looming recession creating new challenges for Member States, we should remind ourselves that health is wealth. Our health systems are precious assets which we must nurture and protect. Instead of putting additional burdens on systems that have been strained to the limit by COVID-19, we must continue to invest in health and in the resilience of our systems. Informed by experience of the past and the challenges of the present, it is time for Europe to prepare our health systems for a brighter future. To deliver its vision, the EU Health Coalition proposes a set of bold yet achievable Recommendations.
Why we need the EU Health Coalition
Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani
News & Events
The EU Health Coalition proposes EU action to transition towards people- and patient-centred health systems05.06.2023
Health and life sciences to be recognised as the third strategic pillar for Europe for a true EU Health Union14.11.2022
The EU Health Coalition calls for ENVI to be given shared competence on the European Health Data Space file18.07.2022
Maximise EHDS impact on better health data sharing: Event flash report and key messages from stakeholders20.06.2022
The EU Health Coalition calls on the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union to work towards the establishment of a Forum for Better Access to Health Innovation05.03.2021
It is time to invest in Europe as a true research and innovation hub: EU Health Coalition statement on adopting a future-oriented Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021 – 202717.09.2020
EU4Health and Horizon Europe budget cuts are a missed opportunity for innovation, research, resilient health systems and healthy citizens24.07.2020
The EU Health Coalition calls for a Horizon Europe budget reflective of Europe’s ambition for an innovative and competitive research landscape, warning a budget cut would jeopardise EU health research16.07.2020
The EU Health Coalition calls for an ambitious EU4Health programme for Europe to take the lead in healthcare15.06.2020
The EU Health Coalition calls for Health Ministers to keep a pivotal role in the EU Recovery Instrument negotiations27.05.2020
The EU Health Coalition calls for a Horizon Europe budget reflective of Europe’s ambition for an innovative and competitive research landscape, warning a budget cut would jeopardize EU health research19.02.2020