Interest groups

The EU Health Policy Forum

Helping to ensure the EU's health strategy is open, transparent and responds to public concerns, the EU Health Policy Forum brings together 52 umbrella organisations representing European stakeholders in the fields of public health and healthcare.

The forum meets regularly in Brussels.


  • Reviews the EU's work in various areas of public health and adopts recommendations
  • Responds to Commission consultations and assists in organising consultations
  • Enables exchange of views and experience on a wide range of topics
  • Assists in implementation and follow-up of specific initiatives.

The Health Forum’s Role: A Renewed Mandate


The Forum seeks to ensure 4 groups of organisations are represented:

  • public-health non-governmental organisations and patients' organisations (NGOs should cover a broad range of issues and have member organisations in all or most EU countries)
  • organisations representing health professionals and trade unions
  • health service providers and health insurance bodies
  • businesses with an interest in and commitment to health promotion, protection and improvement.

List of member organisations


EUHPF Guiding Principles with regard to Transparency

Key Documents

Papers produced by the EU Health Policy Forum
Recommendations of the Health Policy Forum


Agendas & contributions from recent meetings

Open forum
From 2004 to 2010, the Open Forum extended the work of the EU Health Policy Forum to a broader set of stakeholders in an annual flagship event.