POLICY PAPER: Bridging the Gap: Digital Skills in Health and Care

In 2022, at the State of the Union, Ursula von der Leyen announced that 2023 will be the European Year of Skills and set the objective of “a Europe fit for the digital age” as one of the EU Commission’s priorities. Yet, a significant proportion of Europeans lack basic digital skills and there is a […]

Europe’s recovery and resilience is rooted in an Economy of Well-being, say EU experts

Margaritis Schinas stresses the importance of a European Health Union in his opening remarks at policy event in Brussels BRUSSELS, June 22, 2022 All Policies for a Healthy Europe (Healthy Europe)– across-sectoral coalition of NGOs, think-tanks, associations and corporations – convened a high-level gathering of multi-stakeholder experts to discuss the growing interdependency of health, growth […]

Healthy Europe names new Chair and new Corporate Knowledge Partners

BRUSSELS, April 26, 2022 All Policies for a Healthy Europe, a cross-sectoral coalition of NGOs, think-tanks, trade associations and businesses, announced that World Health Organization (WHO) Special Envoy for the European Region Vytenis Andriukaitis will join as its new Chair today. It also announced that the largest pan-European technology communications company, Vodafone, as well as Suez will […]

Why the climate crisis is also a health crisis

Opening Plenary at COP26. Credit: UN Climate Change / Kiara Worth

By Carla ChiarettiEnvironment WG Chair – Head of Policy at EurEau As the dust settles on the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, it is worth reminding ourselves about what the leaders, delegates, activists and other stakeholders were discussing so intensely during the two-week event. Of course, it was a summit tackling the climate crisis, a […]

AP4HE’s position on EU4Health

All Policies for a Healthy Europe (AP4HE) believes that well-being must be at the centre of EU priorities. To date, the concept of well-being has not been systematically embedded in EU policies and action. Different Directorates-General within the Commission define well-being in relation to their respective departmental priorities, reinforcing departmental silos. There is an urgent […]

Zero Pollution Action Plan Opinion

All Policies for a Healthy Europe welcomes the strong acknowledgement in the Zero Pollution Action Plan of the important impact of environmental pollution on public health. Our coalition recognises the Action Plan as a major milestone for the European Commission and the EU in regards to tackling pollution. In particular, All Policies for a Healthy Europe strongly supports the paradigm […]