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1 Health & Consumer Protection Directorate General The EU Health Strategy and the new Health and Consumer Protection Programme Bernard Merkel Paula Duarte Gaspar Gastein, 6 October 2005, lunch workshop

2 2 Today’s presentation 1. Where we are coming from a) what the EC does b) the reflection process 2.New Health and Consumer Protection strategy and programme 3.Where we go next

3 3 1.a ) What the EC does now Public Health Programme ThreatsInformationDeterminants Executive agency

4 4 1.a ) What the EC does now Legislation Tobacco, blood, tissues and cells International Health Regulation Social, environment, internal market law impacting on health Policy actions Initiatives on smoking mental health, nutrition, alcohol

5 5 1.b ) The reflection process Open consultation on future health strategy (15 July - 15 October 2004) Aim: help Commission shape future action: How to achieve good health for all focus on promotion and prevention bridge the health gap/ make health an economic priority put health at the centre of policy-making build partnerships for health

6 6 1.b ) The reflection process More Health promotion and disease prevention A voice in policy-making, More money More info  200 contributions from national and regional authorities, health NGOs, citizens and universities  Main participants NGOs: over 100 responses They want: Mainstreamed health Policy

7 7 2. New strategy and programme April 2005: Commission adopted ambitious strategy and programme proposal doubling health action: 3 new action strands Proposal brings Health together with consumer protection: a joint programme Put citizens’ daily concerns higher on the agenda Exploit synergies: shared objectives art. 152 & 153 Protect Health Inform citizens Mainstream health and consumer issues Make the best use of resources with economies of scale streamlined procedures Joint agency/joint programme committee/joint calls

8 8 2. New strategy and programme  Aim: make Europe’s citizens healthier, safer and more confident Common objectives To protect citizens from risks and threats To increase the ability of citizens to make healthier and better choices To mainstream health and consumer policies across EU policies e.g. Research and Regional policies

9 9 2. New strategy and programme Common actions Improve communication with citizens Increase civil society participation A common approach for mainstreaming health and consumer in other policies Promote safety of products and substances of human origin Scientific advice and risk assessment Promote international co-operation

10 10 2. New strategy and programme Health Policy objectives Protect citizens against health threats Promote a healthier way of life Contribute to reducing diseases Foster synergies between national health systems Provide more and better health information

11 11 2. New strategy and programme How we implement the objectives Reinforce existing 3 action strands Monitoring of Threats Address Determinants eg smoking, nutrition Provide health information Add 3 new action strands Deliver effective response to threats Prevent diseases Achieve synergies between national health systems

12 12 2. New strategy and programme ACTION STRANDS Enhance surveillance of threats Surveillance of non communicable diseases Co-ordination with ECDC (communicable dis.) Respond effectively to threats (new) Improve preparedness for rapid intervention: contingency planning, training, alert systems Networking and best practice exchange

13 13 2. New strategy and programme ACTION STRANDS Promote health tackling determinants Life style/addictions: smoking, alcohol, nutrition, exercise, drugs Environment and socio economic factors Prevent diseases and injuries (new) Complement determinants strand with action on specific major diseases Reduce accidents and injuries

14 14 2. New strategy and programme ACTION STRANDS Achieve synergies between national health systems (new) Health technology assessment Patient safety and mobility A network of centres of reference More and better Health information Strengthen knowledge base More dissemination

15 15 Health objectives and strands Prevent diseases Reduce disease Tackle determinants Promote health Surveillance of threats Deliver effective response Protect citizens Health systems co-operation Help national systems Information Provide + information new Action strands Objectives

16 16 2. New strategy and programme Reflection process 2004 in new programme Mainstream health (  common objective) Promote health (  reinforced strand) Involve stakeholders (  common objective) More resources (  requested!) Help prevent/tackle diseases (  new strand) Support exchange/co-operation (  new strand) Bigger international role (  common action) Health inequalities (  priority theme)

17 17 2. New strategy and programme Joint programme covers 7 years ( ) Will be adopted by EP and Council 2007: enters into force and replaces Public Health Programme (and Consumer Programme ) Budget envisaged for 7 years: € 1203 million 80% health (€ 969 million) Additional budget EFSA+ECDC: € 847 million Possible direct financing of European NGOs (new for Health)

18 18 2. New strategy and programme For Member States + EFTA For third countries: acceding + candidate countries, EU neighbourhood, Western Balkans One executive agency (enlarge Public Health Programme agency) One programme Committee Annual work programme/priorities Calls for proposals

19 19 3. Where do we go next? Programme in discussion in European Parliament and Council In the meantime Consolidate action Tackle priority themes Smoking Nutrition Health Threats Health inequalities


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