About this site

This is the website of the European Commission's Directorate for public health and risk assessment.

It provides information on policies and decisions taken at European, national and international level to protect Europeans' health by enabling them to make healthy choices and live healthier lives.

For health experts, the site also links to databases of public health statistics.

EU health strategy covers all relevant EU policy fields and is supported by a multi-annual health programme.

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The Commission is responsible only for information on this site that it has produced itself. For more on this and on our data protection policies, see the Legal notice for EU websites.

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The homepage gives you direct access to subject pages available in 22 EU official languages.

Once in a subject page, select your language at the top of the page. This language remains the same while you remain on the site, unless you change it.

Some information - key documents, press releases, events, publications, etc. – is available only in English or the language the document was written in.