Working groups
& alliances

EuroHealthNet works with many European and global organisations and networks. Consequently, to maximise its impacts in the public health and social arena. Among our most important collaborations is our Memorandum of Understanding with WHO Europe.

Working Groups

Thematic Working Groups (TWIGS)

Thematic Working Groups (TWIGs) provide a mechanism for representatives from EuroHealthNet members. In addition, associate member organisations also come together to work on particular topics. Towards pre-defined objectives and outputs, within a specific timeline.

Resources:

TWIG Terms of Reference

TWIG application form

EuroHealthNet currently has a TWIG on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programme Registers (also sometimes referred to as “Best Practice Portals”). This TWIG aims to be the competence engine for health promotion and disease prevention programme registers in Europe. It acts as a platform for exchange between existing and planned portals. As a result, they can exchange experiences. For instance, members identify and further develop common topics, initiate joint projects, and share findings in (scientific) papers and at conferences.

The following members are currently active in this TWIG:

It remains open to other members with a specific interest in the topic.

RIVM (Netherlands) (Co-Lead)
BZgA (Germany) (Co-Lead)
SpF (France) (Co-Lead)
NIJZ (Slovenia)
NIPH-NIH (Poland)
DORS (Italy)
THL (Finland)
INSA (Portugal)

Communications Network

EuroHealthNet’s communication network brings together nearly 50 communications professionals across Europe. Including EuroHealthNet member organisations. The group is a space for exchange of expertise and resources. Therefore, to help members raise interests and concerns at an international level, and in addition, to increase awareness of initiatives at European, national, and regional levels.

Find out more about the communications network

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Partnerships
and Alliances

EuroHealthNet has formed and joined partnerships. We collaborate and form alliances with a variety of organisations in the field of public health and social affairs. Amplifying our call for better health, equity and wellbeing.

Memorandum of Understanding between EuroHealthNet and WHO Europe -

World Health Organization Europe – EuroHealthNet is an accredited non-state actor at WHO Europe. Whereby they  participate as observers in Regional Committee sessions and to submit written and oral statements.

The EuroHealthNet office has been involved in various activities co-organised with WHO offices in Copenhagen for instance;. (on European Healthy Cities Network, NCDs, Migrants Health Network, and gender health), Bonn (on environment, circular economy and climate change), and Venice (on health equity and determinants of health).

The Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) -

CHAIN is the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research. CHAIN brings together researchers from all global regions and different research disciplines to advance the current state-of-the-art. It does this by offering new insights from social, laboratory-based and natural experiments, into the causal mechanisms linking socioeconomic status and health. It brings together academia, the UN system, civil society and the private sector in a common organisational body to reduce the distance between research, policy and practice.

EuroHealthNet is a partner in CHAIN’s Global Health Inequalities project (2019-2025), which aspires to make CHAIN a world-leading centre and research network for the international study of global health inequalities.

The Coalition for Vaccination -

The Coalition for Vaccination brings together European associations of healthcare professionals. As well as relevant student associations in the field. It was convened by the European Commission in 2019. The Coalition aims to support delivering accurate information to the public, combating myths around vaccines and vaccination, and exchanging best practices on vaccination.

In 2020, the Coalition has been running an advocacy campaign to promote the uptake of vaccines among health professionals and their patients. The campaign was launched across Europe simultaneously with the European Immunization Week of the WHO Europe and re-launched simultaneously with the WHO Flu Awareness Week. The campaign aims to remind that immunisation through vaccination is the best protection there is against serious, even deadly, preventable diseases. Healthcare professionals’ role is to reassure people that vaccines are safe and effective.

The European Alliance for Investing in Children +

The European Alliance for Investing in Children promotes effective, child-centred policies and practice to tackle child poverty and promote child wellbeing. As part of the Alliance, EuroHealthNet plays an active role in continuing efforts to identify and spread the best policy entry points for effective, sustainable and timely implementation of the provisions outlined in the EC’s Recommendation on Investing in Children.

European Alliance for Mental Health - Employment & Work – EUMHA +

The European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment & Work is an informal coalition of organisations, working together to promote good mental health in the workplace. Advocating for equal access to employment for people experiencing mental ill-health, and to stimulate appropriate policy actions at EU level.

EuroHealthNet works with its sister organisation, the South-Eastern European Health Network – SEEHN +

The SEEHN is a political and institutional forum set up by the governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This forum aims to promote peace, reconciliation and health in the region. The Network provides leadership and helps sustain project ownership by the countries in the region. EuroHealthNet and SEEHN have a Memorandum of Understanding and cooperate to improve public health in South-Eastern Europe.

Read about our projects and Joint Actions
In addition, EuroHealthNet is affiliated with and/or a member of:
Accreditation Agency for Public Health – APHEA +
eHealth Stakeholder Group +
EU Health Policy Platform +
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work – EU_OSHA +
European Forum for Primary Care – EFPC +
European Health Forum Gastein - EHFG +
European Public Health Conference +
EU4Health Civil Society Group +
International High-Level Advisory Group of Finland on Economy of Wellbeing +
International Union for Health Promotion and Prevention – IUHPE +
International Association of National Public Health Institutes - IANPHI +
Smoke Free Partnership – SFP +
Steering Board for Social Infrastructure Investment +
Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' Partners Group of Experts +
Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) +
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change +
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