eu health summit

Citizens across Europe and our healthcare systems are facing unprecedented challenges from an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic disease driving rising demand on services. At the same time, rapidly advancing science is leading us into a new era of innovation from genomics to data analytics.

The EU Health Coalition is a multi-stakeholder initiative looking at how we map the future of healthcare in Europe, making the most of the innovation at our fingertips, what is the role of the European Union in addressing these challenges and critically, how can different sectors converge to deliver the best outcomes for patients in Europe?

We have co-created a set of principles that outline our vision for health in Europe and introduced them at the first ever EU Health Summit in November 2018. We are set out to work together beyond the event to introduce our vision to other key stakeholders and the incoming European Commission and Parliament and to keep the conversation going.

Read the press release here: Stronger together for a healthier Europe.



Karin Sipido

KU Leuven

Cristian Silviu Bușoi

Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Romania)

Marco Marsella

European Commission

Nicola Bedlington

European Patients' Forum

Line Linstad

Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research

Marleen De Smedt


Roberto Viola

European Commission

Wolfgang Burtscher

European Commission


We are a group of 28 stakeholders who share a commitment to a positive future for European health.


Ahead of the EU Health Summit, the partner organisations have put together recommendations for a shared vision for the future of health in Europe, calling upon the next European Commission and European Parliament to bring about necessary changes. In their recommendations, they call for the European Commission, in particular, to have the tools and governance in place, including at high level, for ensuring a health perspective in all their policies, believing that the EU has an important role to play in ensuring a healthy future for Europe.

Key recommendations for a healthier Europe


Recommendations in full