The Manifesto for a European Health Union addresses three issues:
It calls on the political leaders of Europe in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe to commit to creating a European Health Union (EHU).
It invites the people of Europe to engage in building a health policy that contributes to the long-term sustainable development of the European Union (EU). Commitment to progress should not be framed just by the necessity to fight COVID-19 within the framework created by existing European Treaties. Rather it should be framed by the necessity to show the people of Europe that our Union is there to protect us all. The pandemic has created a window of opportunity to take strong public action to build a Union where the lives and health of everyone matters.
The Manifesto sets out a vision of a EHU (with goals, policies, measures, principles) developed by the signatories of the Manifesto. We need to build a EHU where all people are as healthy as they can be throughout their lives.
Read the explanatory Memorandum here, and head over to europeanhealthunion.eu to sign the Manifesto or get in touch to support the initiative as an organisation.