Author: GHAbruxelles

Time to use EU Research funds for better purposes than industry-controlled PPPs

A response to the Innovative Medicines Initiative’s open letter 10/07/2020 On May 25th, Corporate Europe Observatory and Global Health Advocates published two investigative reports on two EU Joint Undertakings, the Bio Based Industries (BBI) and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). These two structures are public-private partnerships (PPPs) between the European Commission and two industry lobby Read More …

The Fight against COVID-19: Public Investments Shall Count for People Not Profits

Brussels, 25 March 2020 GHA joined 60 organisations, including patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, trade unions and public interest organisations to express our position on the importance of the role of public support to research and development during the current global crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. Since January, the European Commission has mobilised millions of Euros to Read More …

Who should become EU Health Commissioner?

Brussels, 9 September, 2019 As the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is expected to unveil the structure of the new College of Commissioners on Tuesday, September 10, Global Health Advocates joined forces with 43 civil society organisations from Europe to outline the ideal profile of Health Commissioner. Civil society expects from Read More …

Civil Society Campaign to Ensure Future EU Commissioners Deliver for People

As EU countries put forward their nominations for European Commissioners for the 2019-2024 term, GHA has joined forces with civil society organisation from different fields to outline the ideal profile of commissioner candidates to ensure a just transition towards a sustainable economy and society for all. Among others, future EU Commissioners are expected to serve people in Read More …

Civil Society Developed a Guide & Phonebook for a Healthy Europe for New MEPs

Civil society organisations from across sectors, such as health, development, environment, food, agriculture, social affairs, trade, have developed a Guide & Phonebook on how newly elected Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) can improve people’s health in Europe and beyond by ensuring the implementation of a Health in All Policies approach. In the last legislature, Read More …

Civil society calls on national leaders to nominate right European commissioners

As EU heads of states and governments gathered in Sibiu, Romania on 9th of May to agree on Strategic Agenda for the next five years, 54 civil society organisations from across Europe published a statement urging national leaders to nominate European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of Read More …

HEALTH CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS UPON MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S STRONG STAND ON HEALTH WITHIN THE EU BUDGET 2021-2027

On 1 April 2019, health civil society has published a statement calling on the Council and its Working Party on Structural Measures, responsible for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) file, to uphold the improvements to the Health Strand suggested by the European Parliament. The initiative was supported by members of the EU4Health campaign and members Read More …

Last chance to safeguard citizen’s protections by removing “Innovation Principle” from Horizon Europe

11 March 2019 – Over 70 civil society organisations have released a statement calling for the removal of the “innovation principle” from Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research programme. Civil society rejects this so-called principle because: it has no legal basis; it is incompatible with the Precautionary Principle; it is a tool created by industry Read More …