Crisis Management for health threats in the EU27 January 2016

Crisis Management for health threats in the EU

Available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish.


Under : Preparedness and response

Working together for longer healthier lives 18 June 2014

Working together for longer healthier lives

"In 30 years’ time, there will be 150 million older people living in the EU. Where will you live? What kind of shape will you be in? Will you still be healthy and independent? Society is ageing. But making sure our golden years are happier and healthier is not just down to the individual, it’s also down to the whole society, public and private sectors together. Improving the quality of life of older people is a priority for the European Commission. This video promotes the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing which brings together organisations involved in active ageing all over Europe – public authorities, associations, industry, NGOs, patient organisations and citizens. Working together they learn from each other, boost innovation and enable people to live longer and healthier lives."


Under : Ageing

Half of a Score01 August 2013

Half of a Score

A video for the promotion of rare diseases patient registration produced by the EPIRARE (European Platform for Rare Diseases Registries) funded by the EU Health Programme.


Under : Rare diseases

Commissioner Borg congratulates ex-smokers30 May 2013

Commissioner Borg congratulates ex-smokers

In his World No Tobacco Day message, European Commissioner Tonio Borg congratulates all ex-smokers on their achievement. He explains why it still is necessary to have anti-tobacco high on the political agenda and what actions the European Commission is undertaking in the battle against cigarettes.


Under : Tobacco

Tobacco should look and taste like tobacco30 May 2013

Tobacco should look and taste like tobacco

Support the Commission's proposal on tobacco


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EU action on nutrition & physical activity03 January 2013

EU action on nutrition & physical activity

Working together at local, regional, national and European level.


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

Quit Smoking With Barça - Why did they quit smoking?12 December 2012

Quit Smoking With Barça - Why did they quit smoking?

Check out why these 4 fans from all over Europe want to Quit Smoking With Barça.


Under : Tobacco

First eleven smokers join "Quit Smoking With Barça"03 December 2012

First eleven smokers join "Quit Smoking With Barça"


Under : Tobacco

Quit smoking with Barça - Video Teaser20 September 2012

Quit smoking with Barça - Video Teaser Choose translations of the previous link español (es)


Under : Tobacco

Launch of the "Ex-smokers" iCoach tool as a mobile app - Instructions18 September 2012

Launch of the "Ex-smokers" iCoach tool as a mobile app - Instructions

The stop smoking program is available as an App for iPhone and Android. You can download the app for free in the Appstore or the Google Play market (www.exsmokers.eu/mobile) and watch the demo here.


Under : Tobacco

In search of IRDiRC01 September 2012

In search of IRDiRC

Video produced by the European Commission (DG Research) explaining what is the IRDiRC (The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium).


Under : Rare diseases

FC Barcelona announces cooperation with "Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable"07 June 2012

FC Barcelona announces cooperation with "Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable"

On the eve of the Euro 2012 football tournament, FC Barcelona announced the cooperation with the "Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable" campaign on the fight against smoking. Barça and the European Commission are joining forces to achieve the common goal to help European citizens get rid of their addiction.


Under : Tobacco

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip31 May 2012

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip

My dad


Under : Tobacco

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip31 May 2012

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip

My son


Under : Tobacco

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip31 May 2012

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip

My sister


Under : Tobacco

European Medicines Agency - Medicines for rare diseases29 February 2012

European Medicines Agency - Medicines for rare diseases

This video explains EMA work in the area of rare diseases.


Under : Rare diseases

Joint meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Brussels, 29 November 2011 29 November 2011

Joint meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Brussels, 29 November 2011

Extracts from the keynote address and statement by Commissioner Dalli


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

Cluster meeting of projects in the area of rare diseases (Luxembourg, 25 – 26 October 2011)26 October 2011

Cluster meeting of projects in the area of rare diseases (Luxembourg, 25 – 26 October 2011)

Video on European initiatives for rare diseases featuring Commissioner for Health and Consumers Mr J.Dalli


Under : Health programme : Rare diseases

European Health Forum Gastein 2011 - The Movie08 October 2011

European Health Forum Gastein 2011 - The Movie


Under : Health strategy : Interest groups

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip14 September 2011

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip


Under : Tobacco

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip14 September 2011

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign - TV clip


Under : Tobacco

Rankin recruits ex-smokers27 July 2011

Rankin recruits ex-smokers


Under : Tobacco

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign. Launch event with Commissioner Dalli29 June 2011

"Ex-smokers are unstoppable" campaign. Launch event with Commissioner Dalli

The new EU-wide campaign "Ex-smokers are unstoppable" focusing on smoking cessation was launched by Commissioner for Health and Consumers on 16 June 2011.


Under : Tobacco

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers, explains the Herbals Directive19 April 2011

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers, explains the Herbals Directive

On 30 April 2011, the period granted for herbal medicines to be registered will expire. This deadline brings to an end a seven year period allowed by a Directive adopted in 2004. The Director General of the European Commission for Health and Consumers explains the situation in order to address certain concerns expressed by citizens in the European Union.


Under : Medicinal products for human use

European Health Forum Gastein17 March 2011

European Health Forum Gastein


Under : Health strategy : Interest groups

EU funded projects on rare diseases04 October 2010

EU funded projects on rare diseases Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

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Under : Health programme : Rare diseases

EU funded projects on health preparedness04 October 2010

EU funded projects on health preparedness Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

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EN / DE / FR (.mov)
Under : Health programme : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

Together for Health - a Strategy for the EU 202029 June 2010

Together for Health - a Strategy for the EU 2020

Long version
Short version
Under : Interest groups : Health in all policies

Reducing health inequalities in the European Union20 April 2010

Reducing health inequalities in the European Union

Long version


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

Reducing health inequalities in the European Union20 April 2010

Reducing health inequalities in the European Union

Short version


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

Improving Patient Safety in the EU17 September 2009

Improving Patient Safety in the EU

The short film clip describes the patient safety challenges that all EU health systems face today. These includes one of the most common causes of harm - healthcare associated infections. It also explains that measures can be taken to improve patient safety and sets out a role for the EU in supporting Member States in this process.
Under : Patient safety

Europe joins forces on mental health (short version)17 September 2009

Europe joins forces on mental health (short version)

The video highlights examples of successful mental health initiatives such as the European Alliance Against Depression and initiatives promoting corporate social responsibility in the workplace. The video also reports on the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being, launched by Commissioner for Health, Ms Androulla Vassiliou in June 2008 at an EU high-level conference.
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Europe joins forces on mental health (long version)17 September 2009

Europe joins forces on mental health (long version)

The video highlights examples of successful mental health initiatives such as the European Alliance Against Depression and initiatives promoting corporate social responsibility in the workplace. The video also reports on the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being, launched by Commissioner for Health, Ms Androulla Vassiliou in June 2008 at an EU high-level conference.
Under : Mental health

Health care without barriers (long version)17 September 2009

Health care without barriers (long version)

Short version

The European Commission has adopted an important new proposal for a Directive on patient's rights in cross border healthcare. The initiative, part of a package of measures under the Renewed Social agenda, seeks to clarify how patients can exercise their rights to healthcare cross-border - that is, in other Member States - and aims to ensure high quality care when they do so. It also sets out responsibilities for Member States and healthcare providers, and promotes co-operation between health systems to provide better access to specialised care.
Watch the video to find out more.


Under : Cross-border care

For a smoke free Europe / Pour une Europe sans tabac17 September 2009

For a smoke free Europe / Pour une Europe sans tabac

VNR on the tobacco ban in pubs and restaurants in Ireland, Italy and Belgium, smoke free working environment in the EC, quit smoking programs on the workfloor in Belgium, Green Paper "Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke", pictural warnings on cigarette packs, HELP campaign.
Under : Tobacco

EU getting ready for global response 17 September 2009

EU getting ready for global response

The European Commission and the EU Member States have established rules and measures to enforce whenever an outbreak of the disease occurs. The key word of the European strategy to protect against animal viruses, including avian flu, is prevention.


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

Access to cross-border health care in the EU17 September 2009

Access to cross-border health care in the EU

The TV report "Access to cross-border healthcare in the EU" demonstrates how crucially important patient mobility can be. It shows the example of a French patient seeking urgent treatment for Gorham disease in Spain, where a specialist of this disease can treat him in a shorter timeframe than in his home country. It also shows European Court judgements on the cross-border movement of patients for two cases:

- a British national having to wait for one year to have hip surgery in the UK. Despite the refusal of the British health authorities, she travelled to France where her operation could be provided sooner.

- a Luxembourg national, who needed a new pair of eyeglasses. With his practitioner’s prescription from Luxembourg, he went to Arlon in Belgium to purchase the glasses.

In both cases, reimbursement of medical expenses was refused at first, a situation that was amended through rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.


Under : Cross-border care

Europe acts against obesity17 September 2009

Europe acts against obesity

The TV report "Europe acts against obesity" shows several initiatives supported by the Platform aiming at reversing overweight trends among the younger generations:

- The Food Dude is an EU-funded healthy eating programme launched by the Irish Food Board that teaches children at school how to eat in a healthy way, but also shows parents how to establish healthy eating habits also at home. More than 250 schools in Ireland currently follow the programme.

- In Cologne, Germany, the Fit Am Ball initiative aims to show children how to combine sport, in particular soccer, and healthy food. Run initially in 25 schools in 2003, the Fit Am Ball activities have been extended to over 1000 German schools.


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

Improving organ and transplantation in Europe17 September 2009

Improving organ and transplantation in Europe

The TV report  "Improving organ donation and transplantation in Europe" shows how Spain, which had one of Europe's lowest organ donor rates, over 15 years has moved to the head of the list with 35 donors per million inhabitants. It then shows why 6 countries have decided to come together under the Eurotransplant foundation in order to share their national resources.
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

EU to step up prevention of alcohol-related harm11 September 2009

EU to step up prevention of alcohol-related harm

The TV report "EU steps up prevention of alcohol-related harm" shows how alcohol consumption is a growing health, social and economic problem in Europe. The problem is acute among teenagers, as shown by the following drinking patterns, shown in the video :


  • "Binge-drinking" in the United Kingdom means drinking high amounts of alcohol in a single session. The terminology might be new but the phenomenon has long been practised in the UK, and increasingly for 15 years.
  • "El botellón" (the big bottle), in Spain, consists of heavy consumption of alcohol (a mixture of soda, wine and alcohol) in public places by a large group of youngsters. In Spain, 37% of the road accidents are caused by alcohol.
The TV report also analyses the health dangers of alcoholism during pregnancy and its consequences, such as the foetal alcohol syndrome. Children suffering from foetal alcohol syndrome present a mental handicap at birth that leads
Under : Population groups : Alcohol

AIDS Remember me ? 10 September 2009

AIDS Remember me ?


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

AIDS : Chess Love10 September 2009

AIDS : Chess Love


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

7-8 October 2008: Exercise Aeolus - 39Mb (.wmv) 10 September 2009

7-8 October 2008: Exercise Aeolus - 39Mb (.wmv)

Exercise Aeolus was a European Commission initiative designed to provide with an opportunity to examine the capability of departments and institutions at a Member State and Commission level to work together and share information during a fast-evolving health threat which cuts across departmental responsibilities.
Under : Preparedness and response

Get out of your armchair!30 August 2007

Get out of your armchair!

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EN (.mov)

The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) launched a joint TV advertising campaign that aims to encourage European citizens to make physical activity part of their daily lives.


Under : Nutrition and physical activity