Children and Obesity and Associated Avoidable Chronic Diseases

  • EHN Statement at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe Copenhagen, 15-18 September 2014

  • September 12th 2014
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview Please click here for the statement by the European Heart Network made at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, Copenhagen, 15-18 September 2014, on the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020.

  • Annual Report 2009

  • July 30th 2014
  • Category: Annual Reports
  • Preview Overview of EHN activities in 2009.  Please find here the EHN Annual Report 2009.

  • Annual Report 2013

  • July 30th 2014
  • Category: Annual Reports
  • Preview Overview of EHN activities in 2013.  Please find here the EHN Annual Report 2013.

    Public chooses research priorities for Dutch Heart Foundation : Register to read more...
  • July 22nd 2014
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview The Dutch Heart Foundation surveyed the public, scientists, patients and carers for their preference on cardiovascular research priorities.

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  • EHN response to the EU consultation on investment protection and ISDS

  • July 07th 2014
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Please find here the EHN response to the EU’s public consultation on modalities for investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  

    LiveWell for Life workshop on healthy, sustainable diets : Register to read more...
  • June 13th 2014
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 11-12 June, LiveWell for life, together with Friends of Europe, organised a two day workshop on "Facilitating the adoption of sustainable, healthy diets in the EU".

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    Fundraisers training session 21 May 2014 : Register to read more...
  • June 02nd 2014
  • Category: EHN Fundraiser network
  • Preview On 21 May EHN organised a training session for fundraisers, which took place on Bucharest, Romania.

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    Speakers' Abstracts and Biographies : Register to read more...
  • May 30th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
  • Preview Please click here for the speakers' abstracts and biographies.

    Final Programme : Register to read more...
  • May 30th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
  • Preview Please click here for the final programme of the EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly, held in Romania 21-23 May 2014.

    Ms Anca Toma Friedlaender : The new Tobacco Products Directive - lessons learnt and implications for Romania : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    2014 EHN Annual General Assembly - Other Presentations : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2014
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2014
  • Preview Presentation from the German Heart Foundation about Wiesbaden, the venue for the EHN Annual Workshop 2015.   Presentation from Prof Davor Miličić about the Croatian Heart House Foundation - new EHN member

    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in March 2014 : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2014
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 20 March 2014 : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2014
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Training Session for Fundraisers - Sarah Dalling : Strategies for Legacies : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Prof Staffan Josephson, EHN President : Annual Workshop Opening Remarks : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Prof Dan Gaita: Welcome to Romania : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Prof Fausto Pinto : Keynote speech - The role of scientific societies in promoting good clinical practice : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Mr Simon Gillespie : Leading British Heart Foundation strategy : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Mr Floris Italianer : Strategy reorientation - Dutch Heart Foundation : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Prof Dan Gaita : Romanian Heart Foundation strategy overview : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Polly Shute : Creating a culture of innovation in fundraising : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Ann Marie Panduro : Strategic partnerships : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Kristina Sparreljung : Comparing with the competition : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Johanna Ralston : 25 by 25 - the implications for heart foundations in Europe : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Dr Matija Cevc : How the Slovenian Heart Foundation addresses 25 by 25 : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Anna Sjödin : How to get your message out through the press : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Ms Ellen Janssens : Measuring impact of communication - traditional and new media : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Prof Staffan Josephson, EHN President : Annual Workshop Closing Remarks : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2014
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    Minutes of the 2013 EHN Annual General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2013
  • Preview Please click here to read the minutes of the 2013 EHN Annual General Assembly, held in Sapanca,Turkey.

    2014 EHN Annual General Assembly - Supporting Documents : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2014
  • Preview Please click on the relevant links below to read the supporting documentation in respect of the 2014 EHN Annual General Assembly, which was held at Bucharest, Romania, on 22 May 2014.   General Assembly Agenda 2014 List of Supporting Documents   Item 1: Approval of Minutes of the 2013 EHN General Assembly in Sapança Item 2: Approval of Annual Report 2013 Item 3: Approval of Audited Accounts 2013 Item 4: Approval of Draft Budget 2015 Item 6: Election of Board Members CV Floris Italianer Letter of motivation - Floris Italianer Item 7: Election of Auditor Item 8: Approval of New Member

    2014 EHN Annual General Assembly Presentations - Mrs Susanne Løgstrup, Director, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 27th 2014
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2014
  • Preview Susanne Løgstrup's presentations:   EHN audited accounts 2013 Action Plan 2014-2015    

  • Heart Failure Awareness Day

  • May 07th 2014
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview EHN Press Release on the occasion of European Heart Failure Awareness Day 2014.

    Nutrition & Physical Activity: from Childhood to Old Age : Register to read more...
  • April 22nd 2014
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview On the 25/02/14, Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director was invited to speak at a Conference of the Greek Presidency of the EU, entitled 'Nutrition and Physicial Activity: from childhood to old age, challenges and opportunities'.

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    Nutrition & Physical Activity: from Childhood to Old Age : Register to read more...
  • April 22nd 2014
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 25/02/14, Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director was invited to speak at a Conference of the Greek Presidency of the EU, entitled 'Nutrition and Physicial Activity: from childhood to old age, challenges and opportunities'.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in November 2013 : Register to read more...
  • April 08th 2014
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 28 November 2013 : Register to read more...
  • April 08th 2014
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

  • April 04th 2014
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview The European Commission organised the first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases in Brussels this week.  Please find here the ECDA press release on this event.

  • Evaluation of ESC-EASD guideline

  • February 28th 2014
  • Category: EuroHeart II publications
  • Preview The main objective of Work Package (WP) 9 is to evaluate the 2007 ESC-EASD Guidelines on CVD prevention in diabetic patients.

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  • CHD mortality projections to 2020, comparing different policy scenarios

  • February 28th 2014
  • Category: EuroHeart II publications
  • Preview Coronary heart disease (CHD) death rates have been falling across most of Europe in recent decades. However, CHD remains the leading cause of mortality. Furthermore, the burden of CHD may be increasing due to a variety of factors including reductions in case-fatality (resulting in more CHD survivors and increasing prevalence), population ageing, and globalisation. There are also worrying signs that favourable risk factor trends (declines in smoking, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol) may be stalling and that at least in some countries CHD mortality in younger age groups has not declined or has declined more slowly in recent years. Data on regional trends and predictions are available but these may conceal important differences between populations. For all these reasons it is essential to assess the likely future trends in CHD mortality in a range of European populations. It is also important to quantify the potential impact of cost-effective, population wide policy interventions on future trends in the burden of disease. We performed these analyses using a well-known CHD model (IMPACT) which has been widely used to explain past trends in CHD mortality in many European countries.

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  • Identifying the most effective and cost effective public health nutrition policy options for CVD prevention

  • February 28th 2014
  • Category: EuroHeart II publications
  • Preview This report presents the findings of EuroHeart II Work Package 5, where the specific objective was “Identifying the most effective and cost-effective CVD prevention policies”. The project started in August 2011 and ended in February 2013. This work package was conducted in co-ordination with Work Package 4 (on reporting and analysing of data on CVD), and helped determine different policy scenarios for the work conducted in Work Package 6 on predicting future CVD trends under different policy scenarios in the EU.

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  • A New Tobacco Products Directive for the EU

  • February 27th 2014
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview In the European Parliament plenary vote yesterday, 514 members voted in favour of a new Tobacco Products Directive.  Read about this landmark decision in the EHN press release here.

    Rome Cardiology Forum - 29 January 2014 : Register to read more...
  • February 18th 2014
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview EHN Director, Susanne Logstrup was invited at the Rome Cardiology Forum, an ESC Update Conference to speak on lifestyle and cardiovascular prevention.

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    Rome Cardiology Forum - 29 January 2014 : Register to read more...
  • February 17th 2014
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview EHN Director, Susanne Logstrup was invited at the Rome Cardiology Forum, an ESC Update Conference to speak on lifestyle and cardiovascular prevention. You can download the report of the meeting and the presentation given on that day.

  • EuroHeart II National meeting in The Netherlands

  • February 14th 2014
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 14 February 2014, the Dutch Heart Foundation organised a national meeting to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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    EuroHeart II project - Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health (2008-2013) : Register to read more...
  • February 14th 2014
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 9
  • Preview Please find here the first draft of the final report from EuroHeart II Work Package 9.

  • EHN Statement on the hybrid traffic light scheme

  • February 10th 2014
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview EHN is aware that Italy has raised concerns about the UK hybrid traffic light system in several Council constellations, including the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, the Competitiveness Council and the Health and Consumer Affairs Council. EHN has made this statement in response to assertions made by Italy.

    Webinar on cooperation with Unilever 21 January 2014 : Register to read more...
  • January 21st 2014
  • Category: EHN Fundraiser network
  • Preview On 21 January 2014, EHN organised a webinar on cooperation with Unilever for its member organisatons. Please find here the following documents: Agenda Presentation Dutch Heart Foundation Presentation British Heart Foundation EHN members and their cooperation with Unilever

    Benefits of being a member of the EHN : Register to read more...
  • January 06th 2014
  • Category: EHN Membership
  • Preview Please find here the EHN brochure on "Benefits of being a member of the EHN".

    Public Health Impact of Investor-State Dispute : Register to read more...
  • December 20th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On December the 3rd, Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director participated in a meeting on the public health impact of investor-state dispute settlement. The event was organised by MEPs Linda McAvan (S&D, UK) and Carl Schlyter (Greens, SE).

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Stockholm in September 2013 : Register to read more...
  • December 04th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Stockholm on 26 September 2013 : Register to read more...
  • December 04th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • EuroHeart II National meeting in Slovenia

  • November 26th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 26 November 2013, the Slovenian Heart Foundation organised a national meeting to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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    Steering Committee meeting 14 November 2013 : Register to read more...
  • November 19th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview Please find herewith the agenda, draft report and presentations given at the Steering Committee meeting of 14 November 2013.   Agenda Draft report Presentation Marleen Kestens (WP 1, 2, 7 and 8) Presentation Robin Ireland (WP 3) Presentation Julia Critchley (WP 6) Presentation Carlos Brotons (WP 9)  

    Danish Tax on Saturated Fat : Register to read more...
  • October 25th 2013
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Denmark introduced a tax on saturated fat in food products with effect from October 2011. The objective of this paper is to make an effect assessment of this tax for butter, butter-blends, margarine and oils. The econometric analysis suggest that that the level of consumption of fats dropped by 10–15%. Furthermore, the analysis points at shifts in demand from high price supermarkets towards low-price discount stores – at least for some types of oils and fats, a shift that seems to have been utilised by discount chains to raise the prices of butter and margarine by more than the pure tax increase.

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    European Restart a Heart Day Symposium : Register to read more...
  • October 23rd 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 16/10/13, Laurent Louette, EHN Policy Officer, attended the symposium organised by the British Heart Foundation and the UK Resuscitation Council at the occasion of the first European Restart a Heart Day.

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    Fourth Patients' Seminar Meeting : Register to read more...
  • October 09th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview The fourth meeting of the EHN Patients' Seminar, in the framework of EuroHeart II Project, took place in Brussels on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2013.

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  • Mixed Victory in the European Parliament Vote on TPD

  • October 08th 2013
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview A joint statement from the European public health and tobacco control community, on the plenary vote on the Tobacco Products Directive in the European Parliament, Strasbourg. 

    Population level approaches to promote CVD health : Register to read more...
  • September 30th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 1st of September Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director, took part as an invited speaker in a session of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress, entitled "Population Level Approaches to Promote CVD Health". The objective of the session was to identify the barriers to population level changes in Europe. Please find here the report of the meeting as well as the powerpoint presentation

    Global Alliance for CVD Prevention : Register to read more...
  • September 30th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 1st of September, Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director was invited to speak at the 'Global Alliance for CVD Prevention' session, organised during the congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).The meeting was organised by the European Association for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) and gave the opportunity to EHN to give a European perspective from heart foundations. You can find a report of the meeting and the powerpoint presentation.

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  • September 29th 2013
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview On the 1st of September, Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director was invited to speak at the 'Global Alliance for CVD Prevention' session, organised during the congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).The meeting was organised by the European Association for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) and gave the opportunity to EHN to give a European perspective from heart foundations.You can find a report of the meeting and the powerpoint presentation.

    Population level approaches to promote CVD health : Register to read more...
  • September 29th 2013
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview On the 1st of September Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director, took part as an invited speaker in a session of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress, entitled "Population Level Approaches to Promote CVD Health". The objective of the session was to identify the barriers to population level changes in Europe.Please find here the report of the meeting as well as the powerpoint presentation

  • EuroHeart II National meeting in Iceland

  • September 27th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 27 September 2013, the Icelandic Heart Foundation organised a national meeting to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Istanbul in June 2013 : Register to read more...
  • September 27th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Istanbul on 11 June 2013 : Register to read more...
  • September 27th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • EuroHeart II National meeting in Spain

  • September 26th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 26 September 2013, the Spanish Heart Foundation organised a national meeting in Madrid to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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  • World Heart Day 2013: A heart-healthy environment is an environment free of smoke

  • September 20th 2013
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview EHN's press release on the occasion of World Heart Day 2013.  

  • Action on Reducing the Global Burden of CVD

  • September 18th 2013
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview   Leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and control publish a follow up paper applauding action and calling for the CVD community to continue its leadership to reduce premature mortality by 25 per cent by 2025.

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    CVD Risk Assessment Paper and its Annexes : Register to read more...
  • August 09th 2013
  • Category: CVD Risk Assessment Paper and its Annexes
  • Preview The European Heart Network (EHN) paper on cardiovascular risk assessment reviews the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of programmes aimed at identifying people at high risk of developing and dying prematurely from CVD. EHN recommends that the European Commission, as part of a comprehensive EU strategy on cardiovascular diseases, makes a proposal for an EU recommendation on national cardiovascular risk-assessment programmes to be implemented by the EU Member States.   EHN Position Paper on CVD Risk Assessment Programmes 2012 Annex A Annex B

    Role of fiscal measures in health promotion : Register to read more...
  • August 08th 2013
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview In July 2013, the OECD published the a paper on fiscual measures (taxation measures) and their impact on consumption of certain types of consumer products.

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  • Annual Report 2012

  • August 06th 2013
  • Category: Annual Reports
  • Preview Overview of EHN activities in 2012.  Please find below the EHN Annual Report 2012:       as a flip book as a pdf file with navigation from contents page

    Membership Package : Register to read more...
  • August 01st 2013
  • Category: EHN Membership
  • Preview Please find below the EHN Membership Package - our new strategy and papers on EHN governance, which were adopted at the 2013 EHN General Assembly in Turkey.

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    EMA Patients, Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Meeting - 05/06/13 : Register to read more...
  • July 19th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 5th of June, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised its bi-annual joint meeting of Patients and Consumers Working Part (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals Working Party (HPCWP) in London. As member of the PCWP, EHN took part in the meeting.   You can find here the report of the meeting, including links to documents.

    EHN at a glance : Register to read more...
  • July 17th 2013
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please find here information for members about the European Heart Network.

  • ENVI shows that it is truly a health committee

  • July 10th 2013
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview The European Heart Network (EHN) congratulates the European Parliament’s Environment Committee and its rapporteur, Linda McAvan, for the vote today on the Tobacco Products Directive.

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    Welcome : Dr Hans Stam, President, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • June 28th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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  • Death rates from heart disease decline

  • June 26th 2013
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today (26 June 2013) in the European Heart Journal.

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  • Death Rates from Heart Disease Decline

  • June 26th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II publications
  • Preview Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today (26 June 2013) in the European Heart Journal.

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    Ms Kristina Sparreljung : A HeartSafe Sweden : Register to read more...
  • June 25th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Prof Jan Nilsson : Progress in Understanding Cardiovascular Disease Mechanisms - What Does It Mean For the Next Generation of Therapies? : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Final Programme : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
  • Preview Please click here for the final programme of the EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly 2013, held in Turkey 11-14 June 2013.

    Speakers' Abstracts and Biographies : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Mr Christian Have : The world in which we operate : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Ms Eeva-Riitta Piispanen : One life: strategic approach to communication : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Mr Daan Zeelt : Social Media - How to Begin? : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Dr Bruno Balzano : Social media in a small organisation : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Dr Mike Rayner : Restrictions on the marketing of foods to children: some recent developments : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Ms Shirley Hall : Patient support by volunteers : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Mr Niels Adler and Ms Pernille Appelquist : How to make heart disease visible on Facebook : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Prof Dan Gaita : Romanian Heart Foundation v Local Culture : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Mr Daan Zeelt : From fundraising to friendraising : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Ms Christa Bächtold : Web-based risk factor management and coaching programme : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Martin Zimmermann : A Story of Hearts : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Mr Hans van Laarhoven : Patients and Researchers in Dialogue : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Ms Johanna Ralston : 25x25: Reducing Premature CVD Mortality 25% by 2025 : Register to read more...
  • June 24th 2013
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2013
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    Minutes of the 2012 EHN Annual General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • June 19th 2013
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2012
  • Preview Please click here to read the minutes of the 2012 EHN Annual General Assembly, held in Leuven, Belgium.

    2013 EHN Annual General Assembly Presentations - Mrs Susanne Løgstrup, Director, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • June 19th 2013
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2013
  • Preview Strategic Action Plan 2014-2018 Multi Annual Financial Framework 2014-2018 Action Plan 2013-2014 2012 EHN Audited Accounts

    2013 EHN Annual General Assembly - Supporting Documents : Register to read more...
  • June 19th 2013
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2013
  • Preview Please click on the relevant links below to read the supporting documentation in respect of the 2013 EHN Annual General Assembly, which was held at Sapanca, Turkey, on 13 June 2013.   General Assembly Agenda 2013 List of Supporting Documents   Item 1: Approval of minutes of the 2012 EHN General Assembly in Leuven Item 2: Approval of Annual Report Item 3: Approval of Audited Accounts 2012 Item 4: Approval of Governance Papers: Composition of the Board of EHN Internal Rules for the EHN Duties and Responsibilities of the Board and the Members of the Board of the EHN The Role of President of the EHN The Role of Treasurer of the EHN The Role of Vice-President of the EHN Item 5: Approval of Strategy Item 6: Approval of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2014-2018 MAFF 2014-2018 Principles for Calculation of the Regular Membership Contributions Item 8: Election of Board Member Election of Board Members Simon Gillespie CV Simon Gillespie Candidacy Statement Martin Vestweber CV Martin Vestweber Candidacy Statement Item 9: Election of President Item 10: Election of Auditor

    Minutes of the 2011 EHN Annual General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • June 19th 2013
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2011
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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in March 2013 : Register to read more...
  • June 18th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 21 March 2013 : Register to read more...
  • June 18th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    International Committee Meeting - Tobacco Products Directive : Register to read more...
  • June 03rd 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview The INTA rapporteur called a meeting with the shadow rapporteur to which EHN was invited, via the Smoke Free Partnership, SFP,to present its position on the European Commission’s TPD proposal particularly in the context of international trade.The report of the meeting and EHN's speaking points can be downloaded below.

    Cancer Control in Europe - Oslo : Register to read more...
  • April 26th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Susanne Logstrup, Director of the EHN was invited to speak on “What has been the experience of advocating legislative approaches to promote healthy eating in the European Union”, by the Norwegian Cancer Society.

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    Cancer Control in Europe - Oslo : Register to read more...
  • April 26th 2013
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Susanne Logstrup, Director of the EHN was invited to speak on “What has been the experience of advocating legislative approaches to promote healthy eating in the European Union”, by the Norwegian Cancer Society. Please find here her presentation.

  • Aim of the EConDA project

  • April 26th 2013
  • Category: EConDA project
  • Preview The aim of the EConDA project (Economics of Chronic Diseases) is to aid member states to develop, select and implement more cost effective policies to improve chronic disease prevention and impact upon populations with the highest rates of premature deaths from chronic diseases and reduce health inequalities.

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    Steering Committee meeting 9 April 2013 : Register to read more...
  • April 16th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview Agenda, summary report and presentations made at the Steering Committee meeting of 9 April 2013.   Presentation by Marleen Kestens Presentation by Mike Rayner - WP 4 Presentation by Simon Capewell - WP 5 Presentation by Simon Capewell - WP 6 Presentation by Rafael Gabriel - WP 9    

    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Den Haag in November 2012 : Register to read more...
  • March 28th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Den Haag on 28 November 2012 : Register to read more...
  • March 28th 2013
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Summary of ENVI and IMCO debate on Tobacco Products Directive : Register to read more...
  • March 28th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 21 March, both the ENVI and IMCO Committee held a debate in the European Parliament on the Tobacco Products Directive.  The summary of both meetings can be found here.  

  • EHN research on Nutrient Profile Model

  • March 28th 2013
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview On 28 March, the European Heart Network published a report on "Reducing children's exposure to marketing of foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt or sugar.

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  • EuroHeart II National meeting in Ireland

  • March 19th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 20 March 2013, the Irish Heart Foundation organised a national meeting in Dublin to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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    Studies and Papers : Register to read more...
  • February 25th 2013
  • Category: Rehabilitation Toolkit
  • Preview Here is a list of the studies and papers referred in the EHN Paper on Rehabilitation Programmes. Click on their names to access them on the initial publishing website. European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (version 2012) Leal J, Luengo-Fernandez R, Gray A. Economic Costs. In: Nichols M, Townsend N, Scarborough P, et al. European CardiovascularDisease Statistics 2012 edition.: European Heart Network; 2012,Brussels, European Society of Cardiology, Sophia-Antipolis Ostir GV, et al. Patterns of change in depression after stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011; 59(2):314-320 Foley et al, The Efficacy of Stroke Rehabilitation, The Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation, August 2011 Horgan F, et al. From prevention to nursing home care: a comprehensive national audit of stroke care. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Smith S, et al. The cost of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in Ireland: a prevalence-based estimate. Age Ageing. 2011 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Annual Statistical Report 2011, British Heart Foundation, 2011 Piepoli et al, Secondary prevention through cardiac rehabilitation: from knowledge to implementation, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and  Rehabilitation 2010. Piepoli et al, Secondary prevention through cardiac rehabilitation: physical activity counselling and exercise training, European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 2010. The National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Annual Statistical Report 2010, British Heart Foundation, 2010. Langhorne et al, Estimating the impact of stroke unit care in a whole population: an epidemiological study using routine data, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2010 The European Cardiac Rehabilitation Inventory Survey (ECRIS), Prof Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, German Sport University Cologne, 2010 Cardiac rehabilitation: clinical effectiveness and utilisation in Belgium – Supplement KCE reports 140S Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, 2010 Saka et al, Cost-Effectiveness of Stroke Unit Care Followed by Early Supported Discharge, 2009 Kruse M. et al 2009: Short and long-term labour market consequences of coronary heart disease: a register-based follow-up study.European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Guidelines for Management of Ischaemic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack 2008, European Stroke Organisation, ESO Wood DA, et al. Nurse-coordinated multidisciplinary, family-based cardiovascular disease prevention programme (EUROACTION) for patients with coronary heart disease and asymptomatic individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease: a paired, cluster randomized controlled trial. Lancet 2008 The Irish Heart Foundation’s National Audit of Stroke Care, 2008, Irish Heart Foundation, Dublin Lavie et al, Adverse Psychological and Coronary Risk Profiles in Young Patients With Coronary Artery Disease and Benefits of Formal Cardiac Rehabilitation, 2006, Arch Intern Med. 2006 Langhorne P, et al: Early supported discharge services for stroke patients: a meta-analysis of individual patients' data. Lancet 2005 Leons et al, Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, Circulation. 2005 Apr 5;111(13):1717. Duncan et al, Management of Adult Stroke Rehabilitation Care, American Stroke Association, 2005. Zwisler, et al. (2005). Cardiac rehabilitation services in Denmark: Still room for expansion. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health World Health Organization 2004. Global Burden of Stroke. Part three: the burden. The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, WHO, 2004 Taylor RS,et al. 2004. Exercise-based rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Medicine Gordon et al, Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors, 2004, Circulation, 2004 Cheuk-Man Yu et al, A short course of cardiac rehabilitation program is highly cost effective in improving long-term quality of life in patients with recent myocardial infarction or percutaneous coronary intervention, 2004 Clinical and cost effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation presented to the group developing the NICE guideline: Secondary prevention in primary and secondary care for patients following a myocardial infarction, Angela Cooper, Royal College of General Practicioners, 2004   Other papers of interests An Early Appointment to Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation at Hospital Discharge Improves Attendance at Orientation, Pack et al, 2013 Facilitators and Barriers in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation: An Integrative Review, Rose et al, American College of Nurse Practitioners, 2011 Cardiac rehabilitation uptake following myocardial infarction: cross-sectional study in primary care, Cupples et al, British Journal of General Practice 2010 Cardiac Rehabilitation in Finland, Finnish Heart Association, 2007 Cardiac Rehabilitation uptake and its determinants in the Netherlands, van Engen et al, 2012. Towards Earlier Discharge, Better Outcomes, Lower Cost: Stroke Rehabilitation in Ireland, September 2014, Report prepared for the Irish Heart Foundation by the Economic and Social Research Institute and the Royal College of Surgeons in Irleand. Summary version.      

  • EHN Paper on Cardiac & Stroke Rehabilitation

  • February 25th 2013
  • Category: Patients-papers
  • Preview On the 25th of January, the European Heart Network published its paper on cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programmes. This paper aims at providing information to stakeholders about rehabilitation programmes for patients that have suffered a cardiac event or a stroke.  

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  • February 04th 2013
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview Please find here the report of the Third Patients' Seminar, which took place in Brussels on the 2 and 3 October 2012.

    Sustain UK call for tax on sugary drinks : Register to read more...
  • February 01st 2013
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview In a report on "A Children's Future Fund", Sustain UK outlines how this fund, funded by a sugary drinks duty, could pay for programmes to improve children’s health and protect the environment they grow up in.

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    ESC Workshop on Data Registries : Register to read more...
  • January 16th 2013
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 12th of December 2012, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) organised a workshop on cardiovascular data registries and standards.

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  • January 16th 2013
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) organised a workshop in Brussels on cardiovascular data registries and data standards.

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  • EHN Paper on eHealth

  • January 04th 2013
  • Category: Patients-papers
  • Preview The European Heart Network adopted its paper on eHealth, focusing on the implications for cardiovascular patients of the recent development of eHealth applications.

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  • EHN Paper on eHealth

  • January 04th 2013
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview The European Heart Network adopted its paper on eHealth, focusing on the implications for cardiovascular patients of the recent development of eHealth applications.

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  • The Tobacco Products Directive sees the day

  • December 21st 2012
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Today, 19 December 2012, the long-awaited proposal for a revised Tobacco Products Directive was finally adopted by the European Commission. Health Commissioner Borg should be congratulated for his quick move.

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    Food Tax study by New Zealand Researchers : Register to read more...
  • December 21st 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview 32 studies on food taxation published in OECD countries have been examined by a New Zealand research team. The systematic review of simulation studies investigates the estimated association between food pricing strategies and changes in food purchases or intakes (consumption) (objective 1); health and disease outcomes (objective 2), and whether there are any differences in these outcomes by socio-economic group (objective 3).

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  • EHN Position Paper on Clinical Trials Regulation Proposal

  • December 14th 2012
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview The European Heart Network adopted its position paper on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Clinical Trials. The proposal published this summer reviews the current Clinical Trials Directive, and aims at improving clinical research in Europe.

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  • EHN Position Paper on Clinical Trials Regulation Proposal

  • December 14th 2012
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview The European Heart Network adopted its position paper on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Clinical Trials. The proposal published this summer reviews the current Clinical Trials Directive, and aims at improving clinical research in Europe.

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    Fundraisers' webinar 13 December 2012 : Register to read more...
  • December 14th 2012
  • Category: EHN Fundraiser network
  • Preview On 13 December 2012 EHN organised a fundraisers' webinar on the subject of donations (most important source of income for most heart foundations).  The focus was on direct mailings.  Two presentations were given, by Aidan Stacey from the Irish Heart Foundation, and Kristina Sparreljung from the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in September 2012 : Register to read more...
  • December 05th 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 18 September 2012 : Register to read more...
  • December 05th 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium - Health, Consumer & Social Affairs Task Force Briefing : Register to read more...
  • November 30th 2012
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview On the 22nd of June, the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium convened a meeting of its Task Force on Health, Social Affairs and Consumers to discuss the current EU health-related issues.

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    What is the Role of Health Related Food Duties? : Register to read more...
  • November 29th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Report prepared by the National Heart Forum on food taxation.

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  • EuroHeart II National meeting in the UK

  • November 28th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 29 June 2012, the National Heart Forum (now the UK Health Forum) organised a national meeting in the UK to disseminate the outcome of the publication Nutrition, Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

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    First interim evaluation report : Register to read more...
  • November 16th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 3
  • Preview First interim evaluation report of the EuroHeart II project.  

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  • November 16th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview Agenda, report and presentations from the Steering Committee Meeting held on 13 November 2012.  This meeting was held in the presence of the Adviosry Board of the EuroHeart II project.   Presentation by Marleen Kestens Presentation by Mike Parker Presentation by Nick Townsend Presentation by Helen Bromley Presentation by Simon Capewell Presentation by Susanne Løgstrup - WP 7 Presentation by Susanne Løgstrup - WP 8 Presentation by Sophie O'Kelly  

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  • November 12th 2012
  • Category: EHN seminars
  • Preview Please find here the report and the presentations from the CEECs meeting in Slovakia, held on 17 October 2012.

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    Taxation of Unhealthy foods: Eatwell Project : Register to read more...
  • November 08th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Preliminary conclusions from the Eatwell project (EU funded project on Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Habits) are that governments should put taxes on unhealthy foods and earmark the money to promote healthier choices.

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  • About ECDA

  • November 05th 2012
  • Category: European Chronic Disease Alliance
  • Preview The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) is informal alliance of 10 not-for-profit organisations, representing over 100,000 health professionals and patients, which was created in 2010. The objective is to reverse the alarming rise in chronic disease by providing policy recommendations based on current evidence.  ECDA's recommendations address in particular the four major risk factors – tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and alcohol consumption.  The European Heart Network is a founding member of ECDA.   More information on the European Chronic Disease Alliance can be found via this website.

  • EuroHeart II workshop in Slovakia

  • October 30th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 18 October 2012, the Slovak Heart to Heart League and the European Heart Network organised a regional workshop in Smolenice, Slovakia, in the framework of work package 7 of the EuroHeart II project.

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    Health Related Beverage and Food Taxes : Register to read more...
  • October 29th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Report prepared by the Irish Heart Foundation as a Pre-Budget Submission 2013.

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    Third Patients' Seminar Meeting : Register to read more...
  • October 10th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview The third meeting of the EHN Patients' Seminar, in the framework of EuroHeart II Project, took place in Brussels 2 and 3 of October 2012.

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    WHO and Taxation of Unhealthy Foods and Drinks : Register to read more...
  • September 29th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview On its website, the WHO has put together several interesting articles on food taxation.

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  • European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012

  • September 29th 2012
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview On 29 September 2012, the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology launched the new European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012.  Figures show significant drop in mortality, but the scale of the problem is huge and will increase

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  • European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012

  • September 29th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II publications
  • Preview On 29 September 2012, the European Heart Network, the European Society of Cardiology and the Oxford University Health Promotion Research Group published the European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012. This report arises from EuroHeart II project, which receives co-funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health programme. The sole responsibility for the content of the report lies with the author. The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Leuven on 23 May 2012 : Register to read more...
  • September 19th 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Leuven in May 2012 : Register to read more...
  • September 19th 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • Towards a Post-2015 Development Framework

  • September 17th 2012
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN's contribution to the public consultation on the post-2015 framework of the European Commission.

  • Review of the EU regime for the fruit and vegetables sector

  • September 17th 2012
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN's response to the public consultation on policy options and their impact assessment within the framework of the review of the EU regime for the fruit and vegetables sector.

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  • September 17th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview EHN was invited to attend the 62nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, in Malta from the 10th to 13th of September.

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  • Annual Report 2011

  • July 18th 2012
  • Category: Annual Reports
  • Preview Overview of EHN activities in 2011.  Please find here the EHN Annual Report 2011.

  • Structural changes to promote cardiovascular health

  • July 17th 2012
  • Category: Cardiovascular health
  • Preview A recent paper published in the European Journal for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EJCPR) reviewed the published evidence on the major modifiable CVD risk factors: food, physical inactivity, smoking, and alcohol.

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  • World No Tobacco Day: Smokescreen Lifted on Industry Tactics

  • July 17th 2012
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2012, the Smoke Free Partnership published today a new report revealing how tobacco companies worked to prevent the strengthening of European tobacco legislation such as improvements to tobacco labelling and the removal of misleading terms such as ‘light’ and ‘mild’.

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  • CAP reform towards 2020 – has it delivered what stakeholders expected?

  • July 16th 2012
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Following European Commission's conference 'The CAP towards 2020 – taking stock with civil society', the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) expressed its disappointment on the content of the debates and stressed the need for the CAP reform to be partnered with a broader civil society.

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    Social Media : Register to read more...
  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: Social Media
  • Preview This section of EHN's website provides helpful ideas and tips on how to use social media. The section is divided in different categories (links, case studies, guidelines, presentations and list of EHN Members' accounts).  

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  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: Useful links for social media
  • Preview   Here you will find a link to useful sites that can inform how you might choose to use social media in your work. This includes reputable blogs, groups and websites that may be of use.   -  Beginner's Guides to Social Media - Mashable  

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  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: Case studies
  • Preview This section presents links and documents highlighting practical examples of work using social media from within the charity sector across Europe and blog posts from members who can outline their campaigns and their involvement.   - Hard & Fast Campaign of EHN member the British Heart Foundation: click here - Heart Attack Campaign of EHN member the Irish Heart Foundation: click here - MEP Heart Group Valentine's Day Campaign: click here    

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  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: Guidelines
  • Preview Here you can find a range of templates and guidelines used by EHN members around social media that you can feel free to read, adapt and recycle them for your purposes if you find them useful.   - British Heart Foundation Social Media Guidelines and Tips. - Irish Heart Foundation Communications' Strategy and Social Media Guidelines, please see below.

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  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: Helpful Presentations
  • Preview Here are presentations given by member charities or specialists in relation to social media activity that may be of interest.   - Dr Charmaine Griffiths: "How integrating new media into communications can improve results". - Mr Steve Bridger: "Helping your organisation find its social voice".

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  • July 09th 2012
  • Category: EHN Members Social Media
  • Preview Under this section you can find a list of EHN member Twitter feeds and Facebook links.   - EHN Twitter account - Belgian Heart League Facebook account - Danish Heart Foundation Facebook account - German Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - Hungarian National Heart Foundation Facebook account - Irish Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - Italian Association against Thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases (ALT) Twitter and Facebook accounts - Italian Society for Cardiovascular Prevention (SIPREC) Facebook account - Dutch Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - De Hart en Vaatgroep Twitter account - Portuguese Heart Foundation Facebook account - Romanian Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - Spanish Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - Swedish Heart and Lung Association Facebook account - Swedish Heart Lung Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - Swiss Heart Foundation Facebook accounts - Turkish Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - British Heart Foundation Twitter and Facebook accounts - UK Health Forum Twitter account - Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Twitter and Facebook accounts  

    EuroCare meeting on the need for an EU Alochol Strategy : Register to read more...
  • June 28th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Alcohol harms you, others and the society – Why does the EU need an alcohol strategy? – 27 June, European Parliament, Brussels. The report from the meeting can be downloaded here.  

  • EuroHeart II workshop in Italy

  • June 28th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 25 June 2012, the Italian Heart Foundation, the Italian Association Against Thrombosis and Cardiovascular Diseases, and the European Heart Network organised a regional workshop in Milan, Italy, in the framework of work package 7 of the EuroHeart II project.

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    British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium - Health, Consumer & Social Affairs Task Force Briefing : Register to read more...
  • June 22nd 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 22nd of June, the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium convened a meeting of its Task Force on Health, Social Affairs and Consumers to discuss the current EU health-related issues.

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  • European Heart Health Initiative

  • June 21st 2012
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview The origins of EHHIPublic health became a European Union (EU) policy objective with the adoption of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 and the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997. Its Article 152 made a high level of human health a constituent part of EU policy making, to be accomplished through cooperation between its Member States and with EU action focused on the prevention of diseases through research and through health information and education. A European Commission public health framework programme, adopted in 1993, led to a variety of health programmes, inter alia on cancer, drugs and AIDS. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) was covered to a limited extent by the action programme on health promotion, information, education and training.

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    Restructuring health systems: How to promote health in times of austerity : Register to read more...
  • June 11th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 6th of June, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) organised its annual conference on 'Restructuring Health Systems: How to promote health in times of austerity?'.

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    Fundraisers' meeting of 23 May 2012 : Register to read more...
  • June 04th 2012
  • Category: EHN Fundraiser network
  • Preview On 23 May 2012 EHN organised its first fundraisers' meeting at its annual workshop in Leuven.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Teleconference in March 2012 : Register to read more...
  • June 01st 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
  • Preview On 29 March 2012, the EHN Board Members had a teleconference call. Click here for the minutes.  

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  • June 01st 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Presentations - Mrs Susanne Løgstrup, Director, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2012
  • Preview Susanne Løgstrup's presentations: Audited Accounts 2011 Budget 2013 Action Plan 2013

    Presentation - Dr Hans Stam, President, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2012
  • Preview Dr Hans Stam's presentation Strategy and Financial Framework 2014-2018

    Dr Alexander Lyon : Heart Failure : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Dr Charmaine Griffiths : How integrating new media into communications can improve results : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
  • Preview Please click here for presentation (Prezi).

    Keynote Speaker : Mrs Paola Testori Coggi, Director General, DG Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), European Commission : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Closing : Dr Hans Stam, President, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Mrs Susanne Løgstrup : 20 years later : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Professor Ulf Hedin : Stroke : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Ms Cliona McCormack : TOBTAXY – Workshop organised by the Irish Heart Foundation : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Mrs Christine Dehn : EuroHeart II - Work package 7 – Sharing knowledge on nutrition, physical activity and prevention of cardiovascular diseases in Europe : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Professor Simon Capewell : EuroHeart II - Work package 5 – Reviewing food policy interventions across Europe: the 4Ps approach? : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Dr Hans Stam : The use of FCTC Shadow Reports in keeping our politicians awake : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Dr Marjaana Lahti-Koski : Finland smoke-free in 2040 : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Professor Gerard Hastings : Tobacco industry tactics : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mrs Johanna Ralston : Global Advocacy and WHO Targets : 25 by 25 : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mr Lars Edborg : How to empower patient groups? : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Ms Anne Skjødt : Local patient support for cardiac patients – a cooperation between volunteers and professionals : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Mr Steve Bridger : Helping your organisation find its social voice : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mrs Marja Smits : Legacy marketing – In search of the Holy Grail : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mr Martin Zimmermann : Seminars as a trigger for gifts in wills : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Ms Anna Newell : In Memoriam Fundraising : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mrs Kristina Sparreljung : Donors’ database – promises and pitfalls : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
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    Mr Morten Jørgensen : Combine lifesaving and fundraising on TV – Experiences from our campaign “Do something for the Heart” : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Dr Marjaana Lahti-Koski : Strategic alliance: heart, stroke and diabetes – Introduction of the One Life project : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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    Welcome : Dr Hans Stam, President, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
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  • New EHN statement on salt

  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview There is no doubt, across Europe we are eating too much salt - far more than is needed.

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  • World No Tobacco Day: Smokescreen Lifted on Industry Tactics

  • May 31st 2012
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2012, the Smoke Free Partnership published today a new report revealing how tobacco companies worked to prevent the strengthening of European tobacco legislation such as improvements to tobacco labelling and the removal of misleading terms such as ‘light’ and ‘mild’.

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    Taxing Unhealthy Food and Drinks to Improve Health : Register to read more...
  • May 29th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Article written by Mike Rayner and Oliver Mytton, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford.  Published in the BMJ of 15 May 2012.

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    Final Programme : Register to read more...
  • May 23rd 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
  • Preview Please click here to read the final programme of the EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly, to be held at the Faculty Club on 23-25 May 2012 in Leuven, Belgium.

    Meeting on EU Health Programmes - 3 May 2012 : Register to read more...
  • May 16th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 3rd of May, the European Commission Commission organized a conference on EU Health Programmes: Results and future perspectives.

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    Euro Health Consumer Index 2012 : Register to read more...
  • May 16th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 15 May, Health Consumer Powerhouse presented its latest EuroHealth Consumer Index 2012 (EHCI). The EHCI is the only recurring international ranking of healthcare in EU countries. This meeting, at the European Parliament in Brussels, officialised the results of this year's index, with once again The Netherlands heading the chart.

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  • May 10th 2012
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2012
  • Preview Please click here below to read the speakers' abstracts and biographies in respect of the 2012 EHN Annual Workshop on 23-25 May in Leuven, Belgium.

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  • May 09th 2012
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2012
  • Preview Please click on the relevant links below to read the supporting documentation in respect of the 2012 EHN Annual General Assembly, to be held at the Faculty Club on 24 May in Leuven, Belgium.   General Assembly Agenda 2012 List of supporting documents   Item 1: Approval of Minutes Oxford 2011 Item 2: Approval of Annual Report Item 5: Election of Board Member A letter of motivation from Matija Cevc CV of Matija Cevc Item 6: Election of President Item 7: Election of Auditor Item 8: Approval of New Members A brief overview of the Faroese Heart Foundation

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  • May 07th 2012
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation given by Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director at the EuroPRevent Congress in Dublin on 4 May 2012.  

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  • April 29th 2012
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Tax on salt and voluntary industry reductions in salt content could reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease by 3 per cent in developing countries, according to preliminary data from new Harvard report presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation (April 2012).

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    2012 EHN Annual General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • April 27th 2012
  • Category: Annual General Assembly 2012
  • Preview Please click on the relevant links below to read the documents in respect of the 2012 EHN Annual General Assembly, to be held at the Faculty Club on 24 May in Leuven, Belgium.   Letter from Susanne Løgstrup GA Agenda Audited Accounts Note on EHN Reserve Proxy Form 2012  

    World Congress of Cardiology, April 2012 : Register to read more...
  • April 26th 2012
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation by Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai, April 2012.

    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in December 2011 : Register to read more...
  • April 02nd 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 8 December 2011 : Register to read more...
  • April 02nd 2012
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Steering Committee meeting 20 March 2012 : Register to read more...
  • March 22nd 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview Agenda, report, and presentations from the steering committee meeting held on 20 March 2012.   Presentation by Mike Parker - WP 3 Presentation by Melanie Nichols - WP 4 Presentation by Helen Bromley - WP 5 Presentation by Julia Critchley - WP 6 Presentation by Marleen Kestens - WP 7 Presentation by Susanne Løgstrup - WP 8 Presentation by Rafael Gabriel - WP 9  

    EuropeanVoice Health Check Debate: Economic Crisis : Register to read more...
  • March 21st 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview European Voice, the EU-issues newspaper organised its first health check debate of the year in Brussels on 19th March. The meeting focused on the impact of the economic crisis on public health systems and public health money.

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    European Parliament Workshop on Stem Cell Research : Register to read more...
  • March 21st 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On the 19th of March, the European Heart Network was represented at a workshop organised by the European Parliament on stem cell research and the consequences of the ruling of the European Court of Justice outlawing patent claims embracing human embryonic stem cells.You can find here the report and the agenda of the meeting.  

    WHO - Second Technical Consultation on European Action Plan : Register to read more...
  • March 15th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview EHN Policy Officer, Laurent Louette, attended the second technical consultation on the European Action Plan on Public Health Services of the World Health Organisation (WHO), co-organised by WHO Regional Office Europe and EuroHealthNet, a European platform bringing together public health agencies.

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  • EuroHeart II workshop in Germany

  • March 13th 2012
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 14 March 2012, the German Heart Foundation and the European Heart Network organised a regional workshop in Berlin, Germany, in the framework of work package 7 of the EuroHeart II project.

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    Patients, Consumers & Healthcare Professionals Working Parties Meeting - EMA : Register to read more...
  • March 05th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview The European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised a joint meeting of its Patients & Consumers Working Party and Healthcare Professionals Working Party, to discuss related EMA activities. EHN, as a member of the Patients & Consumers Working Party took part in the meeting.

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    EMA Stakeholders Meeting on Pharmacovigilance Legislation : Register to read more...
  • March 05th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview The European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised the fourth stakeholders meeting on the implementation of the new pharmacovigilance legislation on February the 27th. EHN, as a member of EMA Patients & Consumers Working Party attended the meeting.

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    High Level conference on pictoral health warnings and standardised packaging for tobacco products : Register to read more...
  • March 02nd 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 29 February 2012 EHN was present at the high level conference on pictorial health warnings and standardised packaging for tobacco products, organised in the European Parliament. Please find here the programme of the event and the report of the meeting.

  • Activities

  • February 27th 2012
  • Category: Activities
  • Preview The European Heart Network works in different policy areas: cardiovascular health, chronic diseases and health determinants (comprising nutrition, tobacco control, physical activity and stress).  Relevant publications, other than EHN's own publications can be found in this section.  EHN's own publications can be found under the heading "EHN Papers".

  • Smokefree Partnership

  • February 15th 2012
  • Category: Smokefree Partnership
  • Preview The European Heart Network is a member of the Smokefree Partnership.   The mission of the Smokefree Partnership (SFP) is the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) . To this end, the SFP works with decision makers to ensure that tobacco control receives adequate political attention at EU level and to promote tobacco control information and policy research at EU and national level, in collaboration with other EU health organisations and tobacco control networks. It also aims to ensure FCTC implementation globally, and is working to release EU funding for tobacco control to counter poverty in developing countries.   More information on the Smokefree Partnership and its activities can be found via this link.

  • About EPHAC

  • February 14th 2012
  • Category: EPHAC
  • Preview The European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) is an alliance of public health organisations working for a healthier more sustainable Common Agriculture Policy.  The European Heart Network is a member of EPHAC.   More information can be found via this link.

    Interactive Sessions on Clinical Trials : Register to read more...
  • February 14th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On 9th February, EHN was represented at a question time session on the revision of the Clinical Trials Directive, hosted by MEP Glenis Willmott at the European Parliament in Brussels. Please find here a report of the meeting.

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  • February 13th 2012
  • Category: Members of the Task Force
  • Preview The members of the EHN Screening Task Force are: Dr Angela Brown, Medical Director, Irish Heart Foundation Dr András Nagy, Chair of the task force, President of the Hungarian Heart Foundation and EHN Board member Professor Jan Nilsson, Chairman of the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation Scientific Committee Board Dr Ernst Rietzschel, Cardiologist-Epidemiologist, University of Ghent, Belgium Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director, British Heart Foundation Dr Mikko Syvänne, Medical Director, Finnish Heart Association  

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  • February 13th 2012
  • Category: About the Screening Task Force
  • Preview The EHN Screening Task Force brings together experts to review the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of programmes aimed at identifying people at high risk of developing and dying prematurely from CVD. The result of the work of the Task Force is a EHN Policy Paper published in January, recommending that the European Commission, as part of a comprehensive EU strategy on cardiovascular diseases, makes a proposal for an EU recommendation on national cardiovascular risk-assessment programmes to be implemented by the EU Member States.   You can find here the list of members of the Screening Task Force and the EHN CVD Risk Assessment Paper and its annexes.

    Policy Conference on Saturated Fat and Dairy for Health : Register to read more...
  • February 13th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview EHN Director, Susanne Logstrup attended with Dr Ineke van Dis, member of the EHN Expert Group on Nutrition this conference convened by the European Dairy Association (EDA) to discuss scientific evidence on saturated fat and dairy.   You can find here the report of the meeting as well as some the EDA summary and key messages.

    Diet, Physical Activity and Health – A European Platform for action : Register to read more...
  • February 13th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview EHN director, Susanne Løgstrup, attended together with Dr Mike Rayner, Chair of the EHN Nutrition Expert Group this EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health that took place in Brussels on the 09/02/12. Please find here the flash report of the meeting in question, plus the agenda and the EHN report.  

    RenewingHealth Local Users Meeting - Treviso : Register to read more...
  • February 09th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview On February the 7th, EHN was represented as a member of the User Advisory Board of the RenewingHealth Project in the first local users meeting in Treviso, Italy. This meeting took place in the framework of the RenewingHealth Project, a EU co-funded project aiming at bringing together local e-health projects for patients with COPD, Diabetes and CVD. You can find here a report of the meeting in question.

    Alliance for MRI - Members' Meeting : Register to read more...
  • January 30th 2012
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview The Alliance for MRI organised its first Members' meeting of the year, on 25 January 2012, in the European Parliament in Brussels, to present the latest updates on the legislative process of the European Commission's proposal of Physical Agents Directive, and the derogations for the use of MRI. Laurent Louette, EHN Policy Officer, attended the meeting.  Please find a copy of the meeting report here.

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  • January 30th 2012
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview The wrong end of the stick. The European Heart Network (EHN) expresses its deep concern about a Commission regulation proposing a new claim.

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  • EHN Charter for European CVD Patients

  • January 25th 2012
  • Category: Charter
  • Preview The EHN Charter for European Cardiovascular Disease Patients sets out prerequisites to achieve the aim of ensuring patients a high quality of life, free of avoidable disabilities, and also to allow them to continue their professional lives where appropriate. The document comprises provisions for patients from early assistance in acute cases to treatment, rehabilitation and secondary prevention.   The Charter has been drafted by EHN and its patients' member organisations in the framework of EU co-funded project EUROHEART II, of which the EHN is the leading partner.  Please find here the Charter and its Annex.    

  • EHN Patients Activities

  • January 24th 2012
  • Category: About
  • Preview Many of EHN’s members work actively to support heart and stroke patients as well as funding research whose outcome benefits patients. EHN facilitates networking amongst these organisations. Together, the EHN patients’ organisations share research information and formulate positions on EU policies that affect patients.  

  • CVD Risk Assessment Programmes - EHN Position Paper

  • January 09th 2012
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview The European Heart Network (EHN) paper on cardiovascular risk assessment reviews the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of programmes aimed at identifying people at high risk of developing and dying prematurely from CVD.

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  • EHN Response to amended Commission proposal on Information to Patients

  • January 05th 2012
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview Following the publication by the European Commission of its amended proposal on a revised Directive on Information to Patients for prescription medicines, please find here the response of EHN to this amended proposal.

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  • December 26th 2011
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview In this report, submitted to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food addresses the links between health and malnutrition.

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    Joint letter EHN - BEUC on nutrition claims : Register to read more...
  • December 16th 2011
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Joint letter by EHN and BEUC to the working Group of Nutrition and Health Claims.

    Nutrition Claims Annex : Register to read more...
  • December 16th 2011
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Proposal for amendments to the Nutrition Claims Annex of the Health and Nutrition Claims Regulation

    Report of Patients' Seminar Second Meeting : Register to read more...
  • December 14th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview Please find here under the report of the second meeting of our Patients' Seminar, which took place in Brussels 30 November 2011 and 1 December 2011.

    EFPIA Director General's lecture : Register to read more...
  • December 12th 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Richard Bergström, Director General of EFPIA presented the challenges and opportunities for his association in 2012 in Brussels on 8 December 2011.  Please find a report of the meeting here.

    RenewingHealth Users Advisory Board Meeting : Register to read more...
  • December 12th 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Report of the 5th meeting of Users Advisory Board of the RenewingHealth Project, held on 6 December 2011 in Brussels

    Minutes of the EHN Board meeting in Budapest in September 2011 : Register to read more...
  • December 09th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Budapest on 15 September 2011 : Register to read more...
  • December 09th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Second meeting of EHN Patients' Seminar : Register to read more...
  • December 08th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview The second meeting of the Patients' Seminar, in the framework of EuroHeart II Work Package 8, took place in Brussels on November 30 and December 1.

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    Overview of the groups/projects that EHN is involved in : Register to read more...
  • December 07th 2011
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
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    EuropeanVoice debate on HTA : Register to read more...
  • December 02nd 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Report of the meeting organised by EuropeanVoice on the process of Health Technologies Assessment (HTA), on November the 29th in Brussels.

    EMA Meeting - Pharmacovigilance Legislation : Register to read more...
  • December 02nd 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Report of the Third Stakeholders' meeting of the European Medicines Agency on the implementation of the new pharmacovigilance legislation, in London on 20 October 2011.

    Fat Taxes in the UK: a briefing note : Register to read more...
  • November 29th 2011
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview Briefing note prepared by Mike Rayner and Oliver Mytton, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford.

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    EuroHeart II Work Packages : Register to read more...
  • November 29th 2011
  • Category: Publications EuroHeart II
  • Preview This section contains documents from meetings organised within the framework of the EuroHeart II project.  Please click on one of the work packages to the left to find more information.

    Evaluation plan EuroHeart II : Register to read more...
  • November 29th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 3
  • Preview Final evaluation plan for the EuroHeart II project

  • Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

  • November 23rd 2011
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview In November 2011 the European Heart Network published its new report on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe. This new report reviews the latest evidence on the relationship between cardiovascular health and what we eat or how active we are.  It also takes a close look at current European eating and physical activity patterns and proposes a series of policy actions.

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  • Diet, Physical Activity and CVD Prevention

  • November 22nd 2011
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview This new report reviews the latest evidence on the relationship between cardiovascular health and what we eat or how active we are. It also takes a close look at current European eating and physical activity patterns and proposes a series of policy actions.

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  • Individual scientific reviews from the report on Diet, PA and CVD Prevention in Europe

  • November 22nd 2011
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Please find here the individual scientific reviews from the report on Diet, Physical Activity and CVD Prevention. Fibre Fats Antioxidants Alcohol Fruit and Vegetables Physical Activity Folate Sugars Salt Obesity and overweight

  • Health for Growth Programme

  • November 14th 2011
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview EHN's comments to the Health for Growth programme

    Alliance for MRI Annual Meeting : Register to read more...
  • November 10th 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Report on the Annual Meeting of the Alliance for MRI, at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 8 November 2011.  EHN Policy Officer Laurent Louette took part in this meeting.

    ESA Strategy Meeting : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation made at the ESA Strategy Meeting in June 2009, by Susanne Logstrup, Director of EHN.

    Safe Working Conference and General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation by Hans Stam, EHN President at the Working Conference and General Assembly of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), in October 2009.

    International Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in South East Europe : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation by Hans Stam, President of EHN, at the International Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention in South East Europe.

    Annual European Nutrition & Lifestyle Conference: Taking the next steps towards a healthier Europe : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation of EHN at the Annual European Nutrition & Lifestyle Conference, March 2011.

    Spanish Heart Foundation Roundtable : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation made at the Spanish Heart Foundation roundtable, in Valencia, 21/10/10.

    ENVI Workshop on 'Nutrition, diet, impact on health and EU's role' : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation of EHN at the European Parliament's ENVI Workshop on Nutrition, Diet, Impact on Health and the EU's role, in November 2010.

    General presentation of EHN : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview General presentation of EHN and its activities, available to download.

    EFPIA Workshop on Chronic Diseases : Register to read more...
  • November 09th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation by Susanne Logstrup, EHN Director at the EFPIA Workshop on Chronic Diseases in June 2011, presenting the European Chronic Diseases Alliance.

    Reports of meetings and Presentations by EHN : Register to read more...
  • November 08th 2011
  • Category: EHN Activities
  • Preview Find here all the meetings' reports and presentations made by EHN at public meetings.  

    Gastein Forum 2011 : Register to read more...
  • November 08th 2011
  • Category: Presentations by EHN
  • Preview Presentation by Susanne Logstrup, Director of EHN, at the European Health Forum Gastein 2011.

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  • November 08th 2011
  • Category: Reports
  • Preview Report of the European Health Forum 2011, 5 - 8 October in Gastein, Austria. EHN Director, Susanne Logstrup gave a presentation in the session on Non-Communicable Diseases

    Steering Committee meeting 18 October 2011 : Register to read more...
  • November 04th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview Please find herewith the agenda, report and presentations given at the Steering Committee meeting of 18 October 2011.   For confidentiality reasons, the presentation given by Helen Bromley was emailed to participants. WP 9: Evaluation of the ESC-EASD Guidelines on Prevention of CVD in Diabetic Patients WP 6 Predicting future CVD trends under different policy scenarios in the EU: Impact CVD 2020 Progress Report WP 7 and WP 8

  • EHN's Position on Article 13.1 (claims)

  • October 20th 2011
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview EHN considers that the majority of claims in the working document on the establishment of the list of permitted health claims under the claims regulation’s article 13.1 are not relevant. Please find here the EHN position paper.

  • Conference on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

  • October 19th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II Events
  • Preview On 23 November, the European Heart Network organised a conference on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - A Challenge for Europe. This conference arises from the EuroHeart II project which has received co-funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Porgramme. A summary report and the presentations shown during the conference can be downloaded from this webpage.

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  • Time for Action: EU reacts to UN Summit on NCDs

  • October 12th 2011
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview European Parliament, European Commission and the World Health Organization join to explore the EU’s abilities and commitment to face the global NCDs pandemic, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases (CVD).  Click here for the press release.

  • Information to Patients Directive: European Commission releases its revised proposal

  • October 11th 2011
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview The European Commission published today its revised proposal on the ‘Information to Patients’ Directive, setting out the rules on the providing of information on prescribed-only medicines and the role played by the industry in this process.The text will now be debated at the European Parliament and the Council.Please find here the revised proposal and the related press release here:

    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in May 2011 : Register to read more...
  • September 20th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Oxford on 18 May 2011 : Register to read more...
  • September 20th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • UN Political Declaration on non-communicable diseases

  • September 19th 2011
  • Category: Chronic diseases
  • Preview On 19 September the UN General Assembly adopted a political declaration on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

  • EP resolution on non communicable diseases

  • September 13th 2011
  • Category: Chronic diseases
  • Preview On 13 September 2011 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

  • Partners in the EuroHeart II project

  • September 05th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II partners
  • Preview The EuroHeart II project has 30 partners in Europe. The main partner in the project is the European Heart Network - BelgiumThe list of all partners can be found below.The EuroHeart II project ran from 1 March 2011 till 28 February 2014. It received co-funding from the European Union in the framework of  the Health programme.  The sole responsibility for the content of any publications made in the framework of this project lies with the author(s). The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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  • Annual Report 2010

  • August 02nd 2011
  • Category: Annual Reports
  • Preview Overview of EHN activities in 2010.  Please find here the EHN Annual Report 2010.

  • EU Directive on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

  • June 22nd 2011
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview The European Commission has issued this 14/06 a proposal for revising the Directive 2004/40/EC on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and introduced an exemption for MRI from the binding exposure limits proposed in the new directive.

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  • The role of Public Health in the CAP

  • June 17th 2011
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview On 16 June, the European Health and Agriculture consortium organised a meeting in the European Parliament on the role of public health in the Common Agriculture Policy in the presence of Commissioner Dalli (Health) and Commissioner Cioloş (Agriculture).

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    Richard Moulds: Survey of EHN Members' Income : Register to read more...
  • June 01st 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Dr. Luis Negrão : Our choice in fundraising : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Aidan Stacey : Our fundraising mix : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Dr. Inge Vestbo : Strategic focus areas and fundraising : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Kristina Sparreljung : Loyalty Programme : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Louise Parkes : Mending broken hearts : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Professor Dr. Peter Weissberg : Regenerative medicine : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Marina Senten : From cholesterol checks in food stores to preventive consultation by GPs: The Dutch Experience : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Elizabeth Lynam : English National NHS Health Check Programme – Vascular risk assessment and risk management : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Dr. András Nagy : Introduction by Chair : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Maura Gillespie : New Media - Helping meet objectives : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Maura Gillespie : Training patients in advocacy : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Margo Weerts : Self-management : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Chris Macey : F.A.S.T. – Irish Stroke Action Campaign : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Robin Ireland : Heart of Mersey : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
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    Dr. Matija Cevc : National Alliance – The Slovenian Experience : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Susanne Løgstrup : European Chronic Disease Alliance : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Professor Dan Gaita : 80-70-90 – That’s all about Prevention! : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Ineke van Geel : Dress Red Holland: The Dutch Heart Foundation Women’s Campaign 2010 : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Professor Simon Capewell - Keynote Speaker from the UK : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Welcome - Hans Stam, President, European Heart Network : Register to read more...
  • May 24th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in April 2011 : Register to read more...
  • May 23rd 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 5 April 2011 : Register to read more...
  • May 23rd 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • EHN Response to the Clinical Trials Directive's Revision

  • May 23rd 2011
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview EHN's response to the concept paper submitted for public consultation on the revision of the Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC).

    Final Programme : 2011 EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • May 17th 2011
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2011
  • Preview Please click here to read the final programme of the EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly held on 18-20 May 2011 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

  • Revision of the Clinical Trials Directive - EHN Response

  • May 13th 2011
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN's response to the concept paper submitted for public consultation on the revision of the Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC).

    Report of the meeting and Documents : Register to read more...
  • April 28th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview You can find here the report for the meeting and some of the documents used for the preparation of the first meeting of EHN Patients' Seminar, which took place in Brussels 28 and 29 March 2011.

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  • The European Heart Network calls for a centralised CVD patients registry

  • April 28th 2011
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview The European Heart Network, together with the European Society of Cardiology call for a centralised, comprehensive European cardiovascular diseases registry to ensure effective service planning and quality of care for patients across the EU. This would provide an important and effective tool for a patient-centred health care in the future.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in November 2010 : Register to read more...
  • April 06th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 17 November 2010 : Register to read more...
  • April 06th 2011
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • The Origin of EU Better Regulation - The disturbing truth

  • April 05th 2011
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview The concept of Better Regulation is widely supported by many Member States and at EU level it is deemed to be so important that European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, recently announced his decision to personally oversee its implementation.

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    First meeting of the Patients Seminar : Register to read more...
  • April 01st 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 8
  • Preview The first meeting of the EHN Patients' Seminar, in the framework of EuroHeart II Project, took place in Brussels this 28th and 29th of March 2011.

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  • Description of the EuroHeart II project

  • March 23rd 2011
  • Category: About EuroHeart II
  • Preview Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the main cause of death and a major cause of disability in Europe. It is estimated that 80% can be prevented. Small reductions in incidence and mortality lead to large health gains and reductions in direct and indirect health care costs. CVD costs the EU economy €196 billion every year and it is the main contributor to inequalities in health.Engaging 30 partner organisations from across Europe, the EuroHeart II (European Heart Health Strategy II) project analysed the latest figures and trends on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), in order to identify and share the most effective ways and policies for preventing these diseases. The wide-ranging impact of the project will ensure that it continues to influence policy making and prevention practice in Europe for many years to come.The EuroHeart II project received co-funding from the European Union in the framework of  the Health programme.  The sole responsibility for the content of any publications made in the framework of this project lies with the author(s). The Consumers, Health and Food Executive is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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    Kick off meeting 15 March 2011 : Register to read more...
  • March 17th 2011
  • Category: EuroHeart II - Work Package 1
  • Preview The kick off meeting of the EuroHeart II project took place on 15 March 2011 in Luxembourg.  The agenda and the presentations of the different work packages can be found here.   Aims and Objectives of Euroheart II - WP 1, 2, 7 & 8 WP 3 - Heart of Mersey WP 4 - Oxford WP 5 - Liverpool WP 6 - St Georges London WP 9 - Diabetes Administrative and Financial Requirements  

  • Active and Healthy Ageing

  • January 28th 2011
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN's contribution to the Commission consultation on "Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative Innovation Union - Pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing"

  • The reform of the CAP towards 2020

  • January 20th 2011
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network (EHN) response to “The reform of the CAP towards 2020 - Impact Assessment”.

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  • January 12th 2011
  • Category: Member Documents-Lobby Documents
  • Preview Please click here to see how the decision making process at EU level works.  

  • Council Conclusions on chronic diseases

  • December 07th 2010
  • Category: Chronic diseases
  • Preview On 7 December 2010, the Council adopted Council Conclusions on "Innovative approaches for chronic diseases in public health and health care systems".

    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in September 2010 : Register to read more...
  • November 18th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
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    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 8 September 2010 : Register to read more...
  • November 18th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • European Health Award 2010...

  • October 08th 2010
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview ...goes to Chronic Disease Alliance. A broad alliance of ten organizations in the area of healthcare is attempting to improve the prevention of chronic diseases at the European level and to furnish decision makers with basic information for appropriate policy measures.  For its engagement, the Chronic Disease Alliance was presented in Bad Hofgastein on 8th October with the European Health Award 2010.

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  • Heart, kidney, diabetes and cancer MEP groups league against chronic disease

  • October 05th 2010
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview In an unprecedented effort to bring prevention of chronic diseases to the top of the EU agenda, the MEP Heart Group, the MEP Group for Kidney Health, the EU Diabetes Working Group and MEPs Against Cancer organised a joint meeting today in the European Parliament, together with representatives of health professionals and health activists at European level. Please find the press release here.

  • World Heart Day 2010

  • September 24th 2010
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview EHN's press release on the occasion of World Heart Day 2010.

    OECD Publications Related to Food Taxation : Register to read more...
  • September 23rd 2010
  • Category: Food Taxation Dossier
  • Preview The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has published several dossiers related to taxation of food products.

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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Dún Laoghaire in May 2010 : Register to read more...
  • September 16th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
  • Preview Click here for the minutes.

    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Dún Laoghaire on 19 May 2010 : Register to read more...
  • September 16th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
  • Preview Click here for the agenda.

  • The TobTaxY project

  • September 01st 2010
  • Category: Tobtaxy publication
  • Preview TobTaxY (making Tobacco Tax TrendY) is a European Commission-funded capacity-building project with the aim of training the public health and tobacco control community on tobacco taxation and smuggling issues. The Smokefree partnership is the main partner in the project and EHN is one of the partners involved in the project, responsible for the organisation of the capacity-building workshops. TobTaxY will run from September 2010 – January 2013.  The purpose of TobTaxY is to build capacity within the public health/tobacco community regarding taxation and smuggling issues. This will be achieved through a multi-stage process:

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    EHN Regular Membership Contributions – Principles for Calculation under the Financial Plan 2010-2013 : Register to read more...
  • July 08th 2010
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please click here to read the revised document.

  • The Future of the Common Agriculture Policy

  • June 03rd 2010
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN response to the CAP reform.

    Final technical report EuroHeart : Register to read more...
  • June 01st 2010
  • Category: Reports from the project
  • Preview Final technical report from the EuroHeart project.

  • World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2010

  • May 31st 2010
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Strong warnings of the dangers of smoking with images of diseased organs should be introduced across the EU to all tobacco packaging as soon as possible, urged the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) at a conference today. On World No Tobacco Day the SFP also called for standardised packaging of tobacco products by 2012 – removing all logos and colours, along with uniform lettering – so that the pack can no longer be used as a form of advertising to attract new young smokers.

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    Ian Graham : MY-SCORE - Risk Estimation for the General Public : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Lynda Blue : Heart Failure Nurses : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Brian Maurer : Chronic disease needs long-term management - changing perspectives on the treatment of ischemic heart disease : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Bob Lewin : Cardiac rehabilitation - phase III, psychosocial support, indicators and communication tools : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens : European Cardiac Rehabilitation Inventory Survery (ECRIS) : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Christine Dehn : Evaluation of work : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Marc Tijhuis : Impact of the Netherlands Heart Foundation on Stroke incident and cost of care : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Mirjam Rost van Tonningen : Fundraising in times of economic crisis : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Martin Zimmermann : BOX-Mail Campaign - Behaviourial Targeting in Fundraising : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Alf Paus : How to increase our customerbase substantially while delivering profitable customer satisfaction (CRM) : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Kate Shanley : Annual Volunteering Campaign : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Beatriz Juberías : Vision of the Future : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    András Nagy : In Red for Women : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Staffan Josephson : Focus and Stamina : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Karen McColl : Nutrition, physical activity and cardiovascular disease prevention - policy recommendations : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Risteard Mulcahy : Presentation of Photographs : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
  • Preview Please click here for presentation.

    Final Programme : 2010 EHN Annual Workshop and General Assembly : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
  • Preview Please click here for programme.

    Philip James : Diet and physical activity in relation to Cardiovascular Disease in Europe: an update : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Mike Rayner : Background and general introduction to the EHN paper on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Hans Stam : Introduction to the Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention session : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Annual Workshop 2010
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    Minutes of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels in March 2010 : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
  • Preview Click here for the minutes.

    Agenda of the EHN Board Meeting in Brussels on 25 March 2010 : Register to read more...
  • May 28th 2010
  • Category: Board meetings
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  • EU needs to stub out illegal trade in tobacco

  • February 18th 2010
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview Illicit cigarette trade accounts for 11.6% of all cigarette consumption, equivalent to 657 billion cigarettes a year. EU leadership needed to stub out illegal trade in tobacco.

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  • SPOTLIGHTS

  • February 03rd 2010
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview Spotlights on the Framework convention on Tobacco Control and the EU tobacco policy.  The European Smokefree Partnership (of which the EHN is a member) publishes the Spotlight on the FCTC and the EU tobacco policy.

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    Joint Advisory Board - Coordinators meeting 12 January 2010 : Register to read more...
  • January 13th 2010
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Presentations and minutes from the meeting of 12 January 2010.

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  • The EU Role in Global Health

  • January 06th 2010
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Joint response from the European Heart Network and the World Heart Federation on the Issues Paper on the Role of the EU in global health.

  • Nutrient Profiles

  • January 04th 2010
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview EHN has given its views on nutrient profiles models below.  EHN has also written a letter to MEPs explaining why nutrient profiles cannot be deleted from the 2006 Claims regulation.

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  • Council Recommendation on smoke free environments

  • January 04th 2010
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview On 30 November, the Council of the European Union adopted a Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments.

  • Members of the European Parliament Discuss Achieving Heart Health in Europe

  • December 14th 2009
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Brussels, 9 December 2009 - Members of the European Parliament Heart Group (MEP Heart Group) met today, in Brussels, with the Cardiology profession and representatives of national Heart Foundations to evaluate the achievements at EU level in combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and to reveal the need for further action. Read the full press release here.

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  • December 13th 2009
  • Category: Reports from the project
  • Preview Report on awareness raising campaigns on women and CVD, prepared in the framework of Work Package 6 of the Euroheart project.

  • Red Alert for Women's Heart conference

  • November 10th 2009
  • Category: Conference Work Package 6
  • Preview On 5 November 2009 the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology organised a conference "Red Alert for Women's Hearts".  At this conference, the report "Red Alert for Women's Hearts" was launched.  This report can be downloaded via this link.

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  • Red Alert for Women's Hearts

  • November 05th 2009
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Red Alert for Women's Hearts; Women and cardiovascular research in Europe.  Report prepared in the framework of Work Package 6 of the EuroHeart project. The report addresses the issue of women's representation in cardiovascular clinical research by collecting information on clinical trials and registries in Europe.

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  • Awareness Raising on Women and CVD

  • November 04th 2009
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Awareness Raising on Women and CVD. Overview of events and activities organised by heart foundations and cardiac societies in the field of CVD prevention for women.  This report was prepared in the framework of Work Package 6 of the EuroHeart project.

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  • Awareness raising campaigns on women and CVD (WP 6)

  • November 02nd 2009
  • Category: Publications WP 5 + WP 6
  • Preview Report on awareness raising campaings on women and CVD, prepared in the framework of Work Package 6 of the Euroheart project.

    Combating Heart Disease and Stroke : Register to read more...
  • November 01st 2009
  • Category: Reports from the project
  • Preview Combating Heart Disease and Stroke - Planning for a Healthier Europe. Report from the conference 10 September 2009

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  • World Heart Day Press Release 2009

  • October 02nd 2009
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview World Heart Day Press Release 2009  

  • CVD prevention in Europe - the unfinished agenda (WP 5)

  • September 24th 2009
  • Category: Publications WP 5 + WP 6
  • Preview Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the European Union, accounting for over 2 million deaths each year. Whilst the risk factors and determinants for cardiovascular diseases are well established, an incomplete picture exists of what individual countries have put in place in terms of strategies and actions to address the heavy human and economic burden that these diseases represent.

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  • Cardiovascular disease prevention in Europe

  • September 10th 2009
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Cardiovascular disease prevention in Europe: the unfinished agenda. Report prepared in the framework of Work Package 5 of the EuroHeart project.  It gives an overview of national plans, policies and measures impacting on cardiovascular health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention in 16 countries in Europe.

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    Advisory Board meeting June 2009 : Register to read more...
  • July 01st 2009
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Minutes and presentations from the Advisory Board meeting of 30 June 2009

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    EHN Strategy Paper (May 2009) : Register to read more...
  • June 17th 2009
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please click below to read the EHN Strategy Paper and appendices, as approved by the EHN members at its Annual General Assembly held in Amsterdam on 14 May 2009.   EHN Strategy Paper 2010-2013 Appendix 1 Matrix Appendix 2 Financial Plan Appendix 2 Subscriptions Appendix 2 Principles for calculation  

    CVD prevention in Europe - the unfinished agenda : Register to read more...
  • June 01st 2009
  • Category: Reports from the project
  • Preview Cardiovascular Disease prevention in Europe - the unfinished agenda

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    Advisory Board meeting 26 March 2009 : Register to read more...
  • March 30th 2009
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Presentations and documents from the Advisory Board meeting of 26 March 2009.

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    Coordinators meeting 26 - 27 March 2009 : Register to read more...
  • March 30th 2009
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Presentations and documents from the Coordinators meeting of 26 - 27 March 2009.

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  • Cross border health care

  • March 24th 2009
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview EHN position on cross border health care.

  • Information to patients

  • March 24th 2009
  • Category: EU Policy Issues
  • Preview EHN’s response to the European Commission’s amended proposal for the revision of the Information to Patients’ Directive    

    Excise duties on manufactured tobacco products : Register to read more...
  • March 24th 2009
  • Category: Member Documents-Lobby Documents
  • Preview Advocacy toolkit on excise duties on manufactured tobacco products.

    Coordinators meeting 29 January 2009 : Register to read more...
  • February 03rd 2009
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Presentations given at the Coordinators' meeting of 29 January 2009.

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    A LONG SPOON? : Register to read more...
  • December 22nd 2008
  • Category: Corporate Sponsorship
  • Preview Please click here to read the EHN report A LONG SPOON? Finding the balance between benefits and risks of Heart Foundations' engagements with food industry.

  • School Fruit Scheme adopted in November 2008

  • November 26th 2008
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview EAHC press release on the Commission adoption of the School Fruit Scheme. The European Agriculture and Health Consortium’s main objective is to advocate for health promoting agriculture policy in Europe. The European Heart Network, North West Health Brussels Office, National Heart Forum and Heart of Mersey are charter members.

  • European School Fruit Scheme

  • November 26th 2008
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Press release of the European Agriculture and Health Consortium on the Commission adoption of a school fruit scheme.

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  • Patient Safety and Quality of Heart Care across borders

  • November 20th 2008
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Press release from the MEP Heart Group which took place on 4 November 2008.

    Advisory Board meeting 16 October 2008 : Register to read more...
  • October 16th 2008
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Agenda, summary of the meeting, and presentation on Euro Consumer Heart Index 2008.

  • Summary of original research from December 2006 - June 2008 on consumer preferences and use of Front of Pack nutrition schemes

  • October 03rd 2008
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Summary of original research from December 2006 - June 2008 on consumer preferences and use of Front of Pack nutrition schemes.

  • World Heart Day 2008

  • September 26th 2008
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Click here to find the EHN press release, which includes a statement made by EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, on the occasion of World Heart Day 2008.

  • EU Physical Activity Guidelines

  • September 25th 2008
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview On 25 September 2008, the EU Working Group 'Sports and Health' published the EU Physical Activity Guidelines - Recommended policy actions in support of Health Enhancing Physical Activity.

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  • Impact Assessment guidelines

  • July 30th 2008
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on draft Impact Assessment Guidelines

  • Smokefree partnership

  • July 28th 2008
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview The Tobacco industry - NOT just another industry. Press release of the Smokefree Partnership on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

  • Food labelling

  • June 24th 2008
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview EHN position on the Commission proposal on consumer information on food products

    Coordinators' meeting of 17 - 18 June 2008 : Register to read more...
  • June 20th 2008
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview On 17 - 18 June 2008, we organised the 2nd coordinators' meeting for work package 5 of the EuroHeart project.

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    EHN Nutrition Labelling seminar 21 April 2008 : Register to read more...
  • April 24th 2008
  • Category: EHN seminars
  • Preview On 21 April 2008, EHN organised a meeting for its members to determine its lobbying strategy with regard to the Commission proposal for a Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.

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  • Information to patients

  • April 07th 2008
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the legal proposal on information to patients

    Activity pack : Register to read more...
  • March 17th 2008
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please click here to read an EHN members' activity pack on European activities.

  • Towards a New Culture on Urban Mobility

  • March 11th 2008
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network response to the European Commission on the “Green Paper Towards a new culture for urban mobility”

  • Towards a possible European school fruit scheme

  • February 28th 2008
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network response to “Towards a possible European school fruit scheme – Consultation document for impact assessment”

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  • February 22nd 2008
  • Category: Reports from the project
  • Preview Interim report on the Launch of the European Heart Health Charter at EU level and in countries in Europe.

  • Key figures on CVD

  • February 19th 2008
  • Category: Fact Sheets on CVD
  • Preview CVD is killer number one. Each year, cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills over 4.3 million people in the 53 member states of the World Health Organization European Region and more than 2 million in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU).     CVD is responsible for 54% of all deaths in women across Europe and 43% of the deaths in men, killing more people than all cancers combined.

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  • Causes of cardiovascular disease

  • February 18th 2008
  • Category: Fact Sheets on CVD
  • Preview Major risk factors include diet, overweight/obesity, diet, smoking, lack of physical activity, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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  • European Cardiovascular Disease statistics

  • February 13th 2008
  • Category: Press Releases
  • Preview Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in the EU with over 2 million people dying from CVD every year. Moreover, the statistics published today indicate that there are significant inequalities between Member States and that together, CVD across all Member States is estimated to cost the EU economy €192 billion a year.

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    Planning and organising for Heart Foundations - February 2008 : Register to read more...
  • February 06th 2008
  • Category: EHN seminars
  • Preview Seminar organised in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on 6 - 7 February 2008.

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    Coordinators meeting of 13 - 14 November 2007 : Register to read more...
  • November 16th 2007
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Questionnaire 1 and presentations made during the coordinators' meeting of 13 -14 November 2007.

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  • A Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity related Health Issues

  • October 29th 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN Comments to the Commission White Paper on A Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity related health issues

    Advisory Board meeting 23 October 2007 : Register to read more...
  • October 23rd 2007
  • Category: EuroHeart meetings
  • Preview Agenda of the advisory board meeting 23 October 2007. Summary of the advisory board meeting.    

  • EHN statement on tobacco use, harm reduction and product regulation

  • September 25th 2007
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview Every year over 1.9 million people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the European Union. Over 180 000 deaths from CVD are caused by smoking. In order to reduce effectively the risk of CVD from the use of tobacco and nicotine products, such use must be eliminated completely.

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  • Evaluation reports

  • September 06th 2007
  • Category: Publications CHOB
  • Preview On 1 March 2004, The European Heart Network started a 32 month project on "Children, Obesity and Associated Avoidable Chronic Diseases". The aim of the project is to contribute to reducing the obesity epidemic and associated avoidable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, among children and young people.

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  • Actions and guidelines on addressing child obesity

  • September 05th 2007
  • Category: Publications CHOB
  • Preview This document is essentially a plan for implementation of the priority policy options identified during the consultations carried out at European and national level between November 2005 and April 2006.

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  • European Heart Health Charter

  • July 17th 2007
  • Category: Cardiovascular health
  • Preview On 12 July 2007 the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology, with the support of the European Commission and the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe, developed the first European Heart Health Charter designed to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe.

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  • Commission Draft Report on Provision of Information to patients on medicinal products

  • July 02nd 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s draft report on current practice with regard to provision of information to patients on medicinal products – Brussels 19 April 2007

  • Structure and rates of excise duty

  • June 21st 2007
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s Consultation Paper on the structure and rates of excise duty applied on cigarettes and other manufactured tobacco.

  • Structure and rates of excise duty

  • June 21st 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s Consultation Paper on the structure and rates of excise duty applied on cigarettes and other manufactured tobacco.

  • The EHN’s response to the EC Green Paper 'Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level'.

  • June 01st 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Please find here the European Heart Network’s response to the EC Green Paper 'Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level'.

  • 'Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level'.

  • June 01st 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on “Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level”

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  • March 23rd 2007
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please find here the final text of the Heart Health Charter, to be launched on 12 June 2007.

  • Review of 'Front of Pack' Nutrition Schemes

  • February 14th 2007
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview The purpose of this review was to gain insights into the extent to which ‘front of pack’ schemes are used, the way in which such schemes might operate; presentational issues (i.e. the format e.g. traffic lights, descriptive words, symbols); the nutritional criteria used; and whether there has been any developmental research or evaluation.

    Combating Obesity Conference in Brussels on 5-6 December 2006 - Programme : Register to read more...
  • February 14th 2007
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please click here for the programme.

  • Health in Europe: A Strategic Approach

  • February 11th 2007
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network contribution to Health in Europe: A Strategic Approach - a European Commission discussion document for a Health Strategy

  • NGO statement on the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity

  • November 15th 2006
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview 12 non-governmental organisations, representing millions of European citizens from the consumer, health and civil society sectors commend WHO Europe for convening this Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity. We support the range of essential actions identified and the development of a pan-European action plan. But we also wish to stress that there are some priority areas where governments must take immediate action. Please find the NGO statement here.

  • Policy options to prevent child obesity

  • October 19th 2006
  • Category: Publications CHOB
  • Preview During the last phase of the project on Children and obesity (from December 2005 to October 2006) a Europe-wide stakeholder consultation on policy options to prevent child obesity took place with a view to achieving consensus on a small number (five) of policy options to be achieved as priorities within the participating European countries as well as at a European level.

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  • NGO position paper on Audiovisual media services

  • October 03rd 2006
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview Five leading Health NGOs (the European Heart Network, the European Public Health Alliance, Eurocare, the Pharmaceutical group of the EU and the European Respiratory Society) have developed a common position paper on the Commission proposal for Directive on Audivisual Media Services (revision of the Television without frontiers directive).

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    EHN Statement on the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases : Register to read more...
  • September 26th 2006
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview Please click here to read the Statement on the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases on behalf of the European Heart Network (EHN), representing the World Heart Federation, to the fifty-sixth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, Copenhagen, 11-14 September 2006

  • STRESS and cardiovascular disease

  • August 28th 2006
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview For several reasons, the concept of stress has played a much more important role in ideas about cardiovascular disease (CVD) among laymen than among experts. On a theoretical level, stress is more difficult for health care practitioners to define and assess than widely accepted coronary risk factors such as physical activity, tobacco smoking, serum cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also believed to be more difficult to deal with from a societal point of view.

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  • Towards a reform of the common market organisation for the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable sectors.

  • August 25th 2006
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network response to “Towards a reform of the common market organisation for the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable sectors – Consultation document for impact assessment”

  • Revision of the Television without Frontiers Directive

  • July 12th 2006
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview EHN's response to a Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Directive 89/552/EEC.

  • EU tax policy on tobacco products

  • July 10th 2006
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview According to the World Bank, high taxes on tobacco are the single most effective intervention to prevent smoking.

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  • Green Paper on Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity

  • March 30th 2006
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview European Heart Network’s response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on “Promoting healthy diets and physical activity: A European dimension for the prevention of overweight, obesity and chronic diseases”.

  • Lifting the Smokescreen

  • March 21st 2006
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Lifting the Smokescreen; 10 reasons for a smoke free Europe. This report was commissioned in October 2004. At the time, Ireland had gone smoke free in March of that year, followed by Norway in June. On the other side of the world, New Zealand was due to follow suit in December 2004 and there were rumours from Italy and Malta that comprehensive smoke free legislation was being enacted and would come into force early in 2005. It seemed to the commissioning organisations that times were changing. Smoke free workplaces were no longer confined to the more liberal US states. Could it be possible that comprehensive smoke free legislation could become a reality, not just in small European countries with a strong background in tobacco control, but across the European Union (EU) itself?We decided to find out.  Please find here the full report.

  • Women's Health at Heart

  • March 07th 2006
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview On 7 March 2006, the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology organised a joint conference on Women's Health at Heart.

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  • Lifestyle and Risk of Heart Disease among Children and Adolescents

  • January 16th 2006
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview The increasing prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has placed the lifestyle of these age groups on the political agenda. An unhealthy lifestyle during childhood and adolescence, in particular unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, increases not only the risk of developing obesity but also, along with smoking, the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life. Lifestyle and Risk of Heart Disease among Children - A Review

    Guidelines on corporate relations and sponsorship & the Explanatory Memorandum : Register to read more...
  • December 16th 2005
  • Category: Corporate Sponsorship
  • Preview Please click here to read the draft Guidelines on corporate relations and sponsorship and the Explanatory Memorandum.  

  • EHN Position on Public Health Programme 2007-2013

  • October 10th 2005
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview European Heart Network position on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Healthier, safer, more confident citizens: a Health and Consumer protection Strategy and the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council establishing a Programme of Community action in the field of Health and Consumer protection 2007-2013.

  • Luxembourg Declaration

  • September 22nd 2005
  • Category: Cardiovascular health
  • Preview On 29 June 2005, the EU Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General and the Ministry of Health of Luxembourg organised, in partnership with the European Society of Cardiology, a Heart Health Conference. At the Conference, the Luxembourg Declaration was adopted.

  • Revision of the Television without Frontiers Directive

  • September 19th 2005
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Observations on behalf of the EHN to the Issue Paper for the Audiovisual Conference in Liverpool regarding the Television Without Frontiers Directive.

  • Smoke Free Europe

  • June 21st 2005
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Smoke Free Europe makes economic sense. A report on the economic aspects of smoke free policies.

  • Dinner debate on food marketing to children

  • June 15th 2005
  • Category: Publications CHOB
  • Preview All the founding members of the EU platform on diet, nutrition and health were invited to the dinner debate.  The opening remarks were given by Robert Madelin, Director General, Consumer and Health protection of the EU. The outcome of this debate can be found here.

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  • May 11th 2005
  • Category: Member Documents-Other Documents
  • Preview The Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network (EHN), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Association of Cancer Leagues (ECL) and the French Cancer League (LNCC) organised a European strategy meeting on the implementation of smoke free policies, notably smoke free workplaces, in Europe together with the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP). Please click here for the full report of the meeting.  

  • Tobacco or Health in the European Union

  • May 10th 2005
  • Category: Health determinants
  • Preview Smoking continues to be the largest single cause of death and disease in the European Union. The report describes the effects of tobacco use on individual and population health in Europe.  It also shows how all Member States in the EU are touched by the production, manufacturing, distribution and sale of tobacco products.   It provides information on existing tobacco control policy in the different Member States and how funding for tobacco-control programmes is related to tobacco use.  It also describes how tobacco industry efforts to influence tobacco control policy have been extensive, wide ranging and systematic.   Finally, the report makes a number of recommendations for the future of tobacco control in the EU.

  • The marketing of unhealthy food to children in Europe

  • April 28th 2005
  • Category: Publications CHOB
  • Preview Increasing obesity, especially in children, is being noted with mounting concern throughout Europe. The International Obesity Task Force estimates that approximately 20% of school-age children in Europe are carrying excess body fat, with an increased risk of developing chronic disease. Of these overweight children, a quarter are obese, with a significant likelihood that some will have multiple risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities before or during early adulthood.

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  • A healthy heart for European women

  • March 16th 2005
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview There is a widespread misconception that heart disease is mostly a male disease. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in both men and women in Europe, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. CVD accounts for 46% of all deaths in women, as compared to 39% of all deaths in men in the EU.

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  • Partnership for Health in Europe

  • October 12th 2004
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Comments on behalf of the EHN in the context of the reflection process and in particular to the paper 'Partnership for Health in Europe'.

  • Council Conclusions on Heart Health

  • July 05th 2004
  • Category: Cardiovascular health
  • Preview On 1-2 June 2004, the Council of the European Union adopted Council Conclusions on Heart Health.

  • National action plans to increase physical activity among young people and children

  • December 15th 2003
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview This report sets out findings and recommendations from a review of European Heart Health Initaitve members' action plans to increase physical activity among children and young people. Please click here to read the full document.

  • EHN's response on nutrition and health claims

  • October 30th 2003
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview In this paper, EHN sets out its position on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation on nutrition and health claims. EHN welcomes the restriction of claims to foods that have a specific nutrient profile but finds that the Commission's proposal does not consider the promotion of public health sufficiently.

  • Guidelines for Building National Alliances for the Prevention of CVD

  • September 01st 2003
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview Please find herewith the document prepared in the framework of the EHHI project on Guidelines for Building National Alliances for the Prevention of CVD.   Please click here to read the full text.

  • WHO Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity & Health - EHN comments (July 2003)

  • July 31st 2003
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview Please find here EHN's comments in respect of the World Health Organization's (WHO) initiative to develop a global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.

  • Revision of Television Without Frontiers Directive

  • July 01st 2003
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Submission on behalf of the EHN in the context of the review of the 'Television without Frontiers' Directive.

  • Revision of Council Directive 90/496/EEC on Nutrition Labelling

  • March 01st 2003
  • Category: Responses to consultations
  • Preview Response on behalf of the EHN to a request for information in view of the revision of Council Directive 90/496/EEC on Nutrition Labelling.

  • Food, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the European Region: Challenges for the New Millennium

  • May 30th 2002
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview The European region, including Central and Eastern Europe, is facing a huge forthcoming burden from cardiovascular diseases. The demographic effect of an ageing population in the West and the deteriorating health and economic situation in the East mean that the European region will be confronted with a large increase in the number of people with CVD in the years to come. Concerted action to prevent CVD is needed. This document provides an up-to-date synopsis of the current consensus of scientific thinking on diet and the prevention of CVD and examines next steps. Below you will find the full report and an executive summary of the report.

  • Children and Young People - the Importance of Physical Activity

  • December 31st 2001
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Many of the serious diseases of adult life have their origins in a younger age. One of them is obesity, a symptom of an imbalance between caloric intake as food and calories expended through physical activity. This is a strong rationale for encouraging the development of healthy habits among young people. This document sets out specific recommendations for enhancing the uptake of physical activity by children and young people. The recommendations are grouped around the hierarchy of influences on a young person's life, from home and family through school, community and the environment, to national and EU policies.   Children and Young People – the Importance of Physical Activity

  • Children and Young People; the importance of Physical Activity

  • December 01st 2001
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview It is known that physical activity is an important factor in maintaining a healthy heart. Practising healthy dietary habits and remaining smoke free are other factors that must be considered equally, but this paper is concerned only with physical activity. It sets out the nature of the problem and proposes realistic approaches to solving it. Everyone who has contributed to this paper is adamant on this point: raising levels of physical activity in the population is one key to managing the burden of CVD. An insufficient level of physical activity is an issue of concern to all European Union countries as well as to the candidate countries.  

  • Nutrition and Health Claims: A European Heart Network Position Paper

  • April 30th 2001
  • Category: Position Papers and Statements
  • Preview 'Nutrition' claims are messages on food packaging or advertising that draw attention to the nutritional composition of products. 'Health' claims draw attention to their possible health benefits. In this paper EHN suggests a legal framework in which EU legislation on 'nutrition' and 'health' claims could work to promote public health.

  • Winning Hearts

  • February 14th 2000
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview The conference 'Winning Hearts - Actions and Policies for a Healthier Europe' was held on 14 February 2000 (St Valentine's Day). Recommendations were made on how heart-healthy considerations can be given their proper place in EU and national policy making.  

  • European Politicians on Health and Heart Survey 1999 - 2000

  • February 01st 2000
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview The Parliamentary Survey (October 1999 - February 2000) was carried out by the European Heart Network and its members in the framework of the European Heart Health Initiative. The purpose of the survey was to get an overview of European politicians' knowledge of the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and their understanding of their role in providing a political environment conducive to the prevention of CVD.   The table of contents include the methodology and main conclusions of the survey and is available here.  

  • Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the European Union

  • December 31st 1999
  • Category: Publications
  • Preview Raising physical activity levels amongst the general population has been described as 'today's best buy in public health.' A more active lifestyle, even one with low intensity or short-burst types of activity, lowers CVD risks. EHN recommends, among other things, developing an EU policy that enhances physical activity, linked to policies in other relevant areas.

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  • The case for a European Heart Health Initiative

  • February 28th 1997
  • Category: EHHI
  • Preview In spite of a widespread belief that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been conquered, CVD remains the number one cause of death in Europe, taking more lives than all other causes combined. Of the approximately 1.5 million who die each year from CVD, 15% die before reaching the age of 65. For every person who dies each year of CVD, many more are suffering, either under medical care or living at reduced capacity.   The full document can be downloaded here.