About Us

The European Heart Network (EHN) is a Brussels-based alliance of foundations and associations dedicated to preventing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), supporting patients, representing patient interests and funding research throughout Europe.

The EHN plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases, in particular heart disease and stroke, through advocacy, networking, capacity-building, representing patient interests, and research so that they are no longer a major cause of premature death and disability throughout Europe. 

Our vision is that:

Every European has a right to a life free from avoidable cardiovascular diseases

To achieve this vision, EHN dedicates itself to:

  • Influencing EU policies affecting cardiovascular health and people living with cardiovascular diseases
  • connecting organisations concerned with cardiovascular health, supporting people living with cardiovascular diseases and representing their interests
  • gathering and disseminating information relevant to cardiovascular health promotion, prevention and optimal treatment and care of cardiovascular patients
  • strengthening our membership capacity, including enabling and empowering patient engagement in policy and research.

EHN works through Expert Groups on specific concerns, including:

Through its membership of the World Heart Federation, EHN is also active in the creation of a wider international heart network whose aim is to advance the cause of cardiovascular health promotion world-wide.