Health cooperation between EU and regions

The EU health strategy 2008-13 recognises that regions are important partners that can help communicate and implement objectives as well as provide valuable input on policy. There are many examples of good practice at regional level.

The Commission's health DG works closely with regional representatives on health policy initiatives through the EU's Committee of the Regions Technical Platform on Health.

European regional health networks enhance cooperation between regions themselves and get them more involved in the EU health-policy process.