The general public, interest groups and organisations play an active part in the EU's health-related activities through structures set up by the European Commission. The 2 mentioned here provide a basis for long-standing and fruitful cooperation.
EU Health Policy Platform
The EU Health Policy Platform is the main channel for communication and cooperation between health interest groups and organisations and the Commission. It also improves communication among these organisations.
The Platform replaces the EU Health Policy Forum, which was active until 2013.
EU Health Award for NGOs
Through the EU Health Award for NGOs , the Commission highlights outstanding contributions by non-governmental bodies to healthcare or health policy in their community.