Our Mission

To reverse the alarming rise in chronic diseases by providing leadership and policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence.

Our Objectives

  • Provide policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence
  • Raise awareness and advocate by engaging with policy-makers
  • Promote the development and implementation of a EU Strategy for Chronic Disease
  • Develop and publish position/policy papers


  • Primary and secondary prevention related to chronic diseases
  • Common risk factors - tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption and environmental factors

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Invest in prevention measures to tackle chronic diseases

Intervene on health determinants: tobacco, food and nutrition, alcohol and physical activity. Priority areas:

Devote resources to health care

Enhance cooperation on research and ensure availability of comparable data

Build an environment that promotes health and encourages citizens to make healthy choices

The definition of chronic diseases according to the World Health Organization is:

Chronic diseases are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in Europe, representing 77% of the total disease burden and 86% of all deaths. These diseases are linked by common risk factors, underlying determinants and opportunities for intervention.