EHN works in alliance and cooperation with other Brussels-based health organisations. Please see EHN’s current collaborations.

European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health

The European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health (EACH) brings together leading European and international organisations with the aim to promote cardiovascular health as a policy priority at EU level. The Alliance provides a platform to aggregate knowledge and expertise of key stakeholders active in the field of cardiovascular health, and to advise and guide policymakers. The Alliance calls for greater focus on improving cardiovascular health and reducing the burden cardiovascular disease at European level.

European Chronic Disease Alliance

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) is a coalition of 12 European health organisations sharing the same interests in combating preventable chronic diseases through European policies that impact health. ECDA represents millions of chronic disease patients and over 200 000 health professionals. ECDA’s mission is to reverse the alarming rise in chronic diseases by providing leadership and policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence. The European Heart Network is a founding member of ECDA.

Smokefree Partnership

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.

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

EHN is an active member of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), which unites a range of organisations throughout Europe that cover a broad spectrum of health issues. EHN participated in EPHA’s working groups, notably in food and nutrition, air quality, access to medicines, digital health and ad hoc discussions on the marketing to children and the horizontal aspects of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. For the statement jointly adopted with EPHA, please click here. On 19 December, EHN, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and EPHA sent an open letter to Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Vice-President Timmermans expressing their concerns about a possible delay on the proposal of Front of Pack Nutrition labelling. Click here to read the open letter.