EU Health Policies


The new EU health strategy calls for partnership with all stakeholders: National authorities, European Parliament and Council, Committee of the Regions, Economic and Social Committee, health-related agencies, other interest groups and individual citizens.

The strategy was based on a mixture of existing work by the Commission and stakeholder feedback.

Reactions from EU institutions

Public consultation (2007)

Impact assessment

Impact assessment document– EU health strategy

Summary – Impact assessment 

Earlier preparatory work

2000 – A Communication on an EU health strategy called for resources to be concentrated where the can provide real added value

2002 – General health policy lines were set out by the European health commissioner

2004 - Review of EU health policy which fed into 2008-13 health strategy