SANTE - DG Health and Food Safety
The High Level Group, set up by the Commission in 2007, comprises representatives of national governments from all 27 EU Member States and the 2 EFTA countries (Norway, Switzerland). A stronger government role in counteracting obesity fosters a more balanced debate and ensures closer co-operation between public and private spheres, as well as promoting effective actions that are more swiftly shared across the EU.
The High Level Group offers an overview of all government policies on nutrition and physical activity. The HLG also helps governments share policy ideas and improves liaison between governments and the EU Platform for diet, physical activity and health, so relevant public-private partnerships can be quickly identified and agreed on.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
Third Countries (Public health), Type D - Member State Authority