• European Elections 2019

  • February 13th 2019
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) calls on all 2019 political candidates and parties to pledge their commitment to improving cardiovascular health and the lives of those living with CVD. We explain why this is so important in our EHN manifesto for the European elections 2019.


  • World No Tobacco Day

  • June 05th 2018
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    The European Heart Network, the Smokefree Partnership, the World Heart Federation and the European Network for Smoking Prevention organise a Round table on Tobacco Control and Cardiovascular Diseases, and a World No Tobacco Day Award Ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels

    6 June 2018, 11:00 - 13:00, Meeting Room ASP 3F383

    Here is a link to the programme

    Here is a link to the press release



  • EHN welcomes draft WHO guidelines on sat fats & trans fats

  • May 29th 2018
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    The European Heart Network welcomes the draft WHO guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans fatty acid intake for adults and children. This detailed, up-to-date review of the latest evidence by WHO, along with the clear message conveyed by the draft recommendations, is a most welcome contribution to the ongoing commentary about this issue.

    Here is the EHN comment on the WHO draft Guidelines.

  • MEP Heart Group meeting, Tuesday 24 April 2018

  • April 24th 2018
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    Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health

    Despite considerable progress in tackling cardiovascular diseases, it remains the leading cause of death and a major cause of illness and disability for men and women in Europe and in the EU. More than 49 million people in the EU live with CVD. Each year, more than 1.8 million people in the EU die from CVD.(1)

    The members of the MEP Heart Group gathered on 24 April 2018 in the European Parliament to see how transforming European food and drinks policies can contribute to better cardiovascular health.

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  • ECDA calls for setting up a sub-group on Health and Social Policy within the Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on the Implementation of the SDGs

  • March 15th 2018
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    Prior to the MSP Management Committee meeting on 14 March 2018, EHN and the other ECDA members wrote to First Vice President Timmermans to impress upon him how important it is that the sixth Reflection Paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’ addresses the challenges that the EU and its Member States face because of the large and increasing burden of chronic diseases. To ensure effective attention to this challenge, the ECDA suggests the creation of a “horizontal” sub-group on Health and Social Policy, which would go to the very heart of ‘Better Regulation’, ensuring a coherent and streamlined policy development and echoing EU citizens’ calls for more European-level decision-making in dealing with health and social security issues. Please find a copy of the letter here.

  • The impact of Brexit on patients and public health should be prioritised in 2nd phase of negotiations

  • March 14th 2018
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    helping hands Eleven organisations including the European Heart Network (EHN) representing patients across the UK and Europe have alerted EU negotiators to the risk of drugs getting stuck at borders, regulatory systems for medicines splintering and potential breakthrough research collaborations being forced to stall.

    In a joint letter to Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier and David Davis, the organisations make a plea to both sides of the negotiations not to forget about patients.

  • Smart CAP is triple win for economy, environment and health

  • February 02nd 2018
  • EHN, EPHA and Freshfel Europe ask Commissioner Hogan for concrete mechanisms to support the future CAP’s objective of healthy sustainable diets to achieve a triple win for economy, environment and health.

    The European Heart Network (EHN), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and Freshfel Europe have today written to European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan asking for concrete mechanisms and sufficient budget to support the European Commission’s Communication on The Future of Food and Farming’s prominent objective of healthy sustainable diets. In the letter, the three organisations affirm that through a smartly designed future CAP, the EU can address its citizens’ concerns and achieve a triple win for economy, environment and health.

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