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On 24-25 March 2014 in Brussels EPHA launches the second part of its 6th 2013-2014 Professional Development Programme (PDP). This programme aims to train those new to the ’EU bubble’ to get an introduction to the European Union and more particularly to European health advocacy.
EPHA PDP 2014 provides a chance for young professionals working primarily in health-related organisations or civil society organisations to:
Build up the advocacy skills that make a successful (...)
Three years after the Regulation establishing the European citizens’ initiative (ECI) , the "Right2water" initiative was presented on 17 February at a public hearing in the European Parliament. There was a cross-party agreement on the merits of such a positive active movement coming from citizens and so clearly expressing participatory democracy. It is now up to the Commission to come up with a concrete legislative proposal by 20 March 2014.
After having received 1,680,172 valid (...)
EPHA Working Groups enable EPHA members to discuss regular public health-related issues of importance at an EU level. These Working Groups are composed of a mailing list and ’physical’ meetings.
Participation from abroad will be facilitated through a teleconferencing system to allow members that would like to be more active but cannot travel to Brussels to join in the Working Groups.
Please let the corresponding Working Group (WG) organiser know to which group you want to be (...)
Welcoming the decision by the European Commission on the reform of the functioning and composition of advisory groups - and to stress the importance of having a balance between the different civil society groups focused on economic, social and environmental issues - EPHA joins efforts with other non-governmental organisations and co-signs an open letter to EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos.
The letter, entiled ’Reform of DG Agriculture advisory group system’ is (...)
The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) is delighted to invite you to an online lecture/webinar on public health in the context of European cooperation and integration. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Helmut Brand, Jean Monet Chair of European Public Health at Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands.
Professor Brand will be talking about the “Future EU health mandate” via the online platform Blackboard Collaborate that the UM is facilitating. Professor Brand (...)
EPHA Professional Development Programme 2013: Join an EU health advocacy training on’ Campaigning for the European elections 2014 and the 2014-2019 new Commission.’
On December 4-5-6 EPHA launches its 6th Professional Development Programme (PDP) which aims to train those new to the ’EU bubble’ to get an introduction to the European Union and more particularly to European health advocacy.
This year we plan to support participants in campaigning for the European (...)
Brussels, 28 May 2013 – Today, the Irish government has approved, with not a single vote against, the drafting of legislation for generic packaging for tobacco. The legislation will be drafted by the autumn and is expected to come into force by early next year.
Ireland will become the first EU Member State, and the second country in the world after Australia, to remove branding from tobacco product packaging (1).
“There is a strong body of evidence (2), backed by wide popular (...)
May 2013 - The new EU Tobacco Products Directive is an essential piece of legislation and can play a key role in achieving the objectives of “Europe 2020 – Europe’s Growth Strategy”: to keep people healthy and active longer, to help people prevent avoidable diseases and premature death and to have a positive impact on productivity and thus competitiveness.
With this Directive, the EU has the possibility of changing the burden of disease for the new generation; by (...)
On 24 April, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP London), together with EPHA and the support of Eurocare, gathered members of the public health community, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and representatives from the EU member states to exchange views on the way forward in alcohol policy.
Prompted by the growing influence of the tobacco industry in drafting tobacco-related legislation at a European level and the pressing need to protect Europe’s population from alcohol (...)
The European Commission responds to a civil society open letter by assuring its determination to defend the objectives of the European Code of Conduct on Partnership.
In November 2012 the Platform of European Social NGOs sent an open letter to the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission supporting the proposal on the Partnership principle in the regulation on structural funds. The letter voiced concerns on a existing trend towards weakening participation of socio-economic and (...)