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The EU Health Coalition is a multi-stakeholder initiative looking at how we map the future of healthcare in Europe

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A shared vision for health

Our key recommendations for EU action for a healthier Europe 

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2020 EU Health Summit

The EU Health Summit will take place on 26 October 2020

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About the Initiative

Citizens across Europe and our healthcare systems are facing unprecedented challenges from an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic disease driving rising demand on services. At the same time, rapidly advancing science is leading us into a new era of innovation from genomics to data analytics.

The EU Health Coalition is a multi-stakeholder initiative looking at mapping the future of healthcare in Europe in order to make the most of the innovation at our fingertips, at the role of the European Union in addressing the challenges we face and critically at how can different sectors converge to deliver the best outcomes for patients in Europe.

Recommendations

Ahead of the 2018 EU Health Summit, we have put together recommendations for a shared vision for the future of health in Europe, calling upon the next European Commission and European Parliament to bring about necessary changes.

We call for the European Commission, in particular, to have the tools and governance in place, including at high level, for ensuring a health perspective in all their policies, believing that the EU has an important role to play in ensuring a healthy future for Europe.

Why we need the EU Health Coalition

Blogs

Working together for a stronger Europe post
24.05.2019

Working together for a stronger Europe

The EU Health Coalition is a good example of how various health stakeholders can team up and work together to challenge pressing policy issues.
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EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to € 120 billion post
08.05.2019

EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to € 120 billion

Ahead of the European Council Meeting (20-21 June), the EU Health Coalition calls upon Member States to adopt a Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a Horizon Europe budget which echo Europe’s ambition for innovation in research.
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News & Events

EU Health Summit 2020: Time for Actionevent

EU Health Summit 2020: Time for Action

26.10.2020
Online
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of cooperation between all sectors and actors to ensure our healthcare systems can function to their best ability in saving human lives. In 2018, 3...
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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 – 2027news

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 – 2027

17.09.2020
The EU Health Coalition welcomes President von der Leyen’s proposal for a European Health Union, with a consolidated EU4Health programme, stronger health institutions and a new European agency for b...
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EU4Health and Horizon Europe budget cuts are a missed opportunity for innovation, research, resilient health systems and healthy citizensnews

EU4Health and Horizon Europe budget cuts are a missed opportunity for innovation, research, resilient health systems and healthy citizens

24.07.2020
The EU Health Coalition very much regrets the outcome of the European Council where health, research and innovation have been sacrificed in the overall budget negotiations. In May, when the European C...
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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 researchnews

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 research

16.07.2020
There is a long track record of EU health research initiatives that can improve Europe’s ability to face emergencies and enable Member States to respond to health challenges. Health research has led...
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Europe should fill the gap and exercise leadership in health researchnews

Europe should fill the gap and exercise leadership in health research

09.07.2020
It is time to coordinate health research efforts across Europe through the implementation of a European Health Research Council Brussels, 9 July 2020 Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Commissi...
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The EU Health Coalition calls for an ambitious EU4Health programme for Europe to take the lead in healthcarenews

The EU Health Coalition calls for an ambitious EU4Health programme for Europe to take the lead in healthcare

15.06.2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated many of the existing, underlying problems of healthcare systems. At the same time, it has highlighted the devastating impact that serious public health threats can have on bot...
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The EU Health Coalition calls for Health Ministers to keep a pivotal role in the EU Recovery Instrument negotiationsnews

The EU Health Coalition calls for Health Ministers to keep a pivotal role in the EU Recovery Instrument negotiations

27.05.2020
COVID-19 has shown the devastating impact that serious health threats can have not only on the health and well-being of our citizens, but also on our economies. The current crisis clearly demonstrates...
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Need for more solidarity and coordinated EU action to tackle COVID-19news

Need for more solidarity and coordinated EU action to tackle COVID-19

03.04.2020
Europe remains at the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis. No single European country is immune to the devastating consequences of this virus. Responding to the challenges of the pandemic thus requires a...
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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 researchnews

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 research

19.02.2020
The fresh financial blueprint put forward by European Council President Charles Michel outlines that the funding to research and innovation will amount to €84.013billion. This proposal is in contras...
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Towards outcomes-based healthcare in Europe – How can the State of Health in the EU show the way?event

Towards outcomes-based healthcare in Europe – How can the State of Health in the EU show the way?

04.02.2020
Brussels
Following the publication of the Country Health Profiles and Companion Report, this event seeks to explore how the State of Health in the EU can be implemented at national and regional level to addres...
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EU Health Coalition New Year's Receptionevent

EU Health Coalition New Year's Reception

08.01.2020
Today, healthcare systems across Europe are under pressure from an ageing population and an increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Addressing these challenges and ensuring we make the most of the l...
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The EU Health Coalition highlights the need for concrete measures for better health for people in light of the publication of the State of Health in the EUnews

The EU Health Coalition highlights the need for concrete measures for better health for people in light of the publication of the State of Health in the EU

13.12.2019
Introduction The EU Health Coalition welcomes the publication of the 2019 edition of the State of Health in the EU country profiles and companion report. Assessing and benchmarking health system perf...
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A shared vision for the future of health in Europe | Save the date for the 2nd EU Health Summitnews

A shared vision for the future of health in Europe | Save the date for the 2nd EU Health Summit

28.10.2019
As an EU Health Coalition, we strongly believe that the EU has an important role to play in building a healthy future for Europe. Ensuring that all European citizens can live healthier lives must...
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The EU Health Coalition calls for a strong health dimension in Cohesion policy 2021-2027news

The EU Health Coalition calls for a strong health dimension in Cohesion policy 2021-2027

11.10.2019
With more than 7,000 health-related projects financed through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the programming period 2014-2020, cohesion policy demonstrated its crucial contribu...
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The EU Health Coalition calls on the Finnish Presidency, Member States and the European Commission to work together to establish a Forum for Better Access to Health Innovationnews

The EU Health Coalition calls on the Finnish Presidency, Member States and the European Commission to work together to establish a Forum for Better Access to Health Innovation

20.09.2019
Over the last decades, Europe has made huge advances in health. Nowadays, EU citizens can expect to live up to 30 years longer than they did a century ago. Cancer death rates have fallen by 20% ov...
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EU Health Coalition calls for a balanced Horizon Europe that fosters both research and innovation and supports cross-fertilisation and collaboration across the framework programme’s pillars and clustersnews

EU Health Coalition calls for a balanced Horizon Europe that fosters both research and innovation and supports cross-fertilisation and collaboration across the framework programme’s pillars and clusters

17.09.2019
In light of the open consultation on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan, the EU Health Coalition welcomes the European Commission’s outline, setting out policy priorities for the upcoming research &a...
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EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to € 120 billionnews

EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to € 120 billion

19.06.2019
Ahead of the European Council Meeting (20-21 June), the EU Health Coalition calls upon Member States to adopt a Multiannual Financial Framework as well as a Horizon Europe budget which echo Europe’s ambition for innovation in research.
Read more
Stronger together for a healthier Europenews

Stronger together for a healthier Europe

06.06.2019
As we head towards the European Parliament elections in 2019, healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing unprecedented challenges driven by an ageing population, and increased prevalence...
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EU Health Summit 2018event

EU Health Summit 2018

29.11.2018
Brussels, Belgium
A shared vision for the future of health We put together a set of recommendations that outline our vision for health in Europe and presented them at the first EU Health Summit in November 2018. Our...
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