EU4Health Civil Society Alliance calls for health to become a priority on the European Union political agenda
The mandate of the past European Parliament was shaped by a wakeup call to broaden EU action in health policy. Despite some progress, significant gaps remain. Communicable diseases require further attention, for instance in terms of access to prevention, treatment, and care. Likewise, non-communicable diseases and social and environmental inequalities in health require urgent action. Health and wellbeing should be systematically considered in all EU political agenda items and given a political priority as high as economic wellbeing has been given in the past. This requires the implementation and deepening of the European Health Union along with stronger participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in health policy development and implementation.
Ahead of the 2024 European Parliamentary elections, the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance, gathering more than 30 health civil society organisations, calls for health to become a priority on the European Union political agenda. To reach that objective, the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance is bringing forward 10 key priorities to be considered in the European elections.