2019 will be a crucial year for the future of the E.U. And 70% of Europeans want to see more action on health. All Policies for a Healthy Europe (APHE) is an intersectoral initiative that aims to ensure that citizen’s health and well-being be a core priority for Europe and a strategic objective for the next Commission.

Healthy Europe Timeline and Milestones 2019

We see health and well-being as crucial contributors to a new and stronger economic model: one that encompasses more than just GDP and fiscal rules, and which targets inclusive growth and sustainable development.

We focus on the inextricable links between: healthy societies, a healthy environment, and healthy systems. And we embrace the potential of data and digital technologies that improve well-being.

AP4HE calls for a new approach:

  • A Vice President to bridge silos for intersectoral governance on health & well-being in the Commission
  • Impact assessments for EU policies so that all policy areas and their DGs can take account of contributing to the health and well-being of European citizens

In the build up to the European elections, our knowledge partners and collaborating organisations will work together to co-create a Manifesto for a Healthy Europe, to be launched in the European Parliament on 20 March 2019. Then we will take our joint proposals to the attention of the new European Commission and to the upcoming EU Presidencies to support them in the implementation.

All Policies for a Healthy Europe builds on the work of the 2006 Finnish EU Presidency on Health in All Policies (HiAP) and supports the EU 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We welcome additional input from experts and organizations who share these values and objectives, and we deliberately seek opportunities for collaboration beyond the healthcare sector.

This initiative is made possible by sponsorship of Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft and by knowledge partnership of various organizations.

To find out more, please contact us at secretariat@healthyeurope.eu