Commission Communication - Solidarity in Health: Reducing Health Inequalities in the EU

The Communication sets out actions that the European Commission will take to help address health inequalities including:

  • Collaboration with national authorities, regions and other bodies
  • assessment of the impact of EU policies on health inequalities to ensure that they help reduce them where possible.
  • regular statistics and reporting on the size of inequalities in the EU and on successful strategies to reduce them.
  • better information on EU funding to help national authorities and other bodies address the inequalities.

Commmunication

arrowCommunication from the Commission on Solidarity in health: Reducing health inequalities in the EU

Citizen's Summary

arrowCitizen's Summarypdf(19 KB) Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Background information

arrowPress releasepdf(20 KB) Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

arrowBackground documentpdf(930 KB)

arrowQuestions and answerspdf(25 KB)

arrowProjects on health inequalities supported by the public health programmepdf(27 KB)

arrowProjects on health inequalities supported by the 7th Research Framework programmepdf(590 KB)

Impact Assessment

arrowImpact Assessmentpdf(2 MB)

arrowSummary of impact assessmentpdf(34 KB) Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Video

arrowExtracts from the press conference by Androulla VASSILIOU, European Commissioner for Health and Vladimir SPIDLA, European Commissioner for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities

Consultation on the Communication

arrowconsultation document - EU action to reduce health inequalitiespdf(31 KB)

arrowReport of the consultationpdf(76 KB)