EU Health Policies

Health Strategy

This report summarises the 156 responses to the European Commission's consultation 'Health in Europe: A Strategic Approach - Discussion Document for a Health Strategy'. The Commission thanks all the national, regional and local authorities, NGOs, universities, individual citizens, companies and associations who participated to the consultation process. The consultation ended in February 2007.

Translations of the executive summary of the summary report 

Below is a list of the contributions which have reached the Commission.

arrowMember States and Third Countries
arrowInternational and European organisations
arrowNational organisations
arrowRegional and local organisations
arrowUniversity and academia
arrowCommercial organisation and companies
arrowCitizens

Member States and Third Countries

  Stakeholder Organisation
149   Department of Health of UK
120    Federal Ministry of Health of Germany
118   Government of Bulgaria
91   Government of Ireland
81   Ministry of Health and Care Services of Norway
90    Ministry of Health and Consumers of Spain
126   Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Sweden
143   Ministry of Healthof Belgium
109   Ministry of Health of Cyprus
129   Ministry of Health of Hungary
146   Ministry of Health of Italy
18   Ministry of Health of Latvia
116    Ministry of Health of Poland
13   Ministry of Health of Turkey
142    Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands
104   Ministry of Public Health of Romania
113   Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland
138   Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
62   Swiss Federal Office of Public Health




International and European Organisations

  Stakeholder Organisation
72 Steven Ward European Health and Fitness Association
78 Johan Hjertqvist Health Consumer Powerhouse
80 Gloria Galan EDMA - European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
83 Michael Leader EuropaBio
39 Ciara Goldstein DNDI - Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
TB Alliance - Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
Institute for One World Health
IAVI - International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
MMV - Medicines for Malaria Venture
37 Neville Rigby IASO - International Association for the Study of Obesity
139 Anca Toma IDF-FEND-PCDE - Fédération International du Diabète - Région Européenne, la Fédération Européenne des Infirmières en Diabète et Primary Care Diabetes Europe
148 Christophe De Callatay EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
26  Peter Zimmermann IVVA - International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations
111 Armin H. Fidler World Bank
24 Simona Giampaoli EUROCISS - European Cardiovascular Indicators Surveillance Set Project
65 Ourania Georgoutsakou AER - Assembly of European Regions
21 Isabel Mota Borges AGE- The European Older People's Platform
40 Julia Levy Alliance for Health and the Future
107 Annette Dumas Alzheimer Europe
36 Anders Foldspang ASPHER - Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region
145 Ilaria Passarani BEUC - The European Consumers' Organisation
16 Antonella Pederiva CECCM - Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
96 Theodoros Koutroubas CEPLIS - Conseil Européen des Professions Libérales
31 Claudia Ritter Council of European Dentists
68 Lisette Tiddens-Engwirda CPME - Standing Committee of European Doctors
128 Stephen Gordon ECCH - European Council for Classical Homeopathy
75 Ferdinand de Herdt ECPM - European Council of Doctors for Pluralism in Medicine
IVAA - International Federation of Anthroposophical Medical Associations
ECCH - European Council for Classical Homeopathy
EFN - European Federation for Naturopathy
KAM - Committee for Alternative Medicine
NSK - Nordic co-operation Committee for non-conventional Medicine
ECHAMP - European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products
EFHPA - European Federation of Homeopathic Patients' Associations
EFPAM - European Federation of Patients’ Associations for Anthroposophic Medicine
I.A.A.P. - International Association of Anthroposophic Pharmacist
106 Philippe Druart ECU - European Chiropractors' Union
85 Susanna Palkonen EFA - European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations
121 Sevdalina Rukanova EFC-EPGH - European Foundation Centre / European Partnership for Global Health
8 Annette Kennedy EFN - European Federation of Nurses Associations
60 Philip Berman EHMA - European Health Management Association
25 Susanne Logstrup EHN - European Heart Network
45 Erick Savoye EMHF - European Men's Health Forum
93 Daniel Keszthelyi EMSA - European Medical Students' Association
79 Martyna Kurcz ENSA - European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturer Association
63 Francis Grogna ENSP - European Network for Smoking Prevention
28  Brigitte van der Zanden EPECS - European Patients Empowerment for Customised Solutions
86 Roxana Radulescu EPF - European Patients' Forum
140 Lara Garrido-Herrero EPHA - European Public Health Alliance
103 Jaka Brumen EPU - European Pharmaceutical Union
87 Margarida Silva ERS - European Respiratory Society
84 Sophie O'Kelly ESC - European Society of Cardiology
77 Jordi Vila ESCMID - European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
32 Finn Børlum Kristensen EUNetHTA - European network for Health Technology Assessment
14 Christine Marking Eurocarers - European Association working for carers
59 Simon Guentner EUROCITIES
95 Caroline Costongs Healthy Ageing
147 Hildrun Sundseth European Cancer Patient Coalition
131 Peggy Maguire European Institute of Women's Health
12 Christine Marking European Union Geriatric Medicine Society - EUGMS
114 Ludvig Hubendick European Youth Forum Jeunesse
47 Flaminia Macchia EURORDIS - European Organisation for Rare Disease
15 Wim Rogmans EuroSafe- the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
89 Magdalena de Azero EVM - European Vaccine Manufacturers
100 Laurence Ehlers FEAM - Federation of the European Academies of Medicine
66 Monica Guarinoni Health & Environment Alliance
124 Pascal Garel HOPE - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation
52 Spencer Hagard IUHPE - International Union for Health Promotion and Education
10 Ivana Silva PGEU
56 Christel Gundelach SABORG
17 Arne Hagen SAFE - Stroke Alliance for Europe
69 Florence Berteletti Smoke Free Partnership
29 Jean-Pierre Baeyens The European Nutrition for Health Alliance
151 Peter Shroeder PHGEN - Public Health Genomics European Network
152 Valery Tzekov South-Eastern Europe Health Network
154 Deirde Daly EMA - European Midwives Association
156 Clive Needle EuroHealthNet




National Organisations

  Stakeholder Organisation Nationality
88 Pedro Gonçalves APHP - Associação Portuguesa de Hospitalização Privada PT
117 Maura Gillespie British Heart Foundation UK
71 Nicola While British Medical Association UK
57  Malte Erbrich Deutsche Sozialversicherung Europavertretung DE
58  Isabel Vallejo Díaz FEFE- Federación Empresarial de Farmacéuticos Españoles ES
97 Mika Pyykkö Finnish Centre for Health Promotion FI
33 Anneli Vartio Finnish Institute of Occupational Health FI
122  Marc Schreiner German Hospital Federation DE
134 Owen Metcalfe Institute of Public Health in Ireland IE
144 Jude Williams Healthcare Commission UK
98  András Nagy Hungarian Heart Foundation HU
105 Sven-Olov Carlsson IOGT-NTO SV
61 Tim Marsh National Heart Forum UK
135 Maria Nyberg NHS Confederation UK
48 Anders Jensen Norwegian Massage Association Non EU
23 Hélène Leblanc Ordre National des Pharmaciens FR
136 Catrin Roberts RNIB - Royal National Institute of the Blind UK
67 Peter Carter Royal College of Nursing UK
127 Rodney Burnham Royal College of Physicians UK
53 Vappu Taipale STAKES FI
130 Thomas Kennedy The Royal College of Psychiatrists UK
150 Elizabeth Cullen Irish Doctors' Environmental Association IE
155 Hugh Simpson AURE - Alliance of UK Health Regulators on Europe UK




Regional and Local Organisations

  Stakeholder Organisation Nationality
102 Enrique Granda Colegio de Farmacéuticos de Valencia ES
9 Alan Cunningham Community Public Health Representative- East Liverpool UK
51 Dorthe Nielsen Greater London Authority UK
99 Modi Mwatsama Heart of Mersey UK
64 Craig Titterton LGA - Local Government Association UK
76 Jenny-Lee Spencer NHS London UK
22 Chris White North West of England Public Health Community UK
54 Ifeoma Onyia Sefton Primary Care Trust UK
73  Bjugård Ingvor Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions SV
30 Sarah Watkins Welsh Assembly government UK




Universities and academia

  Stakeholder Organisation Nationality
42 Paul Janiaud Genopole - Groupe d'Intéret Public Recherche en Genomique FR
125 Laurence Esterle INSERM U 750, Centre de recherche Médecine, Science, Santé et Société FR
133 Sarah Woolnough Cancer Research UK UK
38 Michael Rigby Centre for Health Planning and Management, Keele University UK
2 Brenda Spencer Lausanne University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine Non EU
55 W. Kirch Technische Universität Dresden - Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus DE
82 Kim Beazor The Nuffield Trust UK
4 Dimitrios Sotiriou University of Athens - School of Medicine EL
41 Gabriel Gulis University of Southern Denmark - Institute of Public Health - Unit of health promotion research DK
7 Helen Dolk University of Ulster UK
34 Michaela Moritz ÖBIG - Gesundheit Österreich GmbH - Geschäftsbereich AT




Commercial organisations and companies

  Stakeholder Organisation Nationality
92 Brett Ronan Celesio Pharmacies EU
141 Ivo I.J. Struik GlaxoSmithKline Non EU
74 Scott C. Ratzan Johnson & Johnson Non EU
110 Eric Souêtre Labco EU
137 Meni Styliadou Novartis European Public Affairs Non EU
132 Stuart Hurst Pfizer Non EU
101 Véronique Masi Sanofi-aventis Non EU
115  Jopie Nooren VGN - Vereniging Gehandicaptenzorg Nederland NL



Citizens

  Stakeholder Organisation Nationality
1 Tuomo Karjalainen   EU
5  Reinhard Winter   DE
11  Reinhard Fischer   IT
20 Brit Jørgensen   DK
24 Simona Giampaoli   IT
27 André Knottnerus   NL
43  Regine M. Stephan   DE
44 Stephen Clift   UK
46 Lisbeth Bøggild   DK
49 Zammit Richard   MT
50 Tom Kuiper   NL
94 Francisco Borja Lopez-Jurado   ES
108 Asterios A. TERPOS   EL
112 Michael Ryman   UK
119 Andrzej Wojtczak   PL
123 João Vilarinho Santos   PT