About this site
The European Commission launched the 'Europe for Patients' campaign in September 2008. The campaign highlights a series of different healthcare and patient related policy initiatives of the Commission.
All these initiatives are bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe. The initiatives and actions address patient safety, rare diseases, organ donation and transplantation, cancer screening, health workforce, flu and childhood vaccination, mental health, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias as well as prudent antibiotic use (see list at the end of this document). The first initiative under the campaign - the proposed Directive on cross border health care - was adopted by the Commission on 2 July 2008.
What is the aim of the campaign?
The aim is to provide a simple entry-point to the often complex world of EU healthcare policies and actions. The Campaign is a tangible and multilingual communication framework for health organisations and citizens to inform themselves and participate in the campaign by contributing their health news and events on the Europe for Patients webpage.
How to find more information: dedicated website
The Europe for Patients webpage has been set up on the EU Health Portal in 22 languages. This is an information hub where information about the Europe for Patients initiatives is regularly up-dated, and where national and EU-level documents, articles and events are posted in relation to the initiatives.
Download the 2012 factsheet [3 MB]