European Chronic Disease Alliance welcomes United European Gastroenterology as new member

The European Chronic Disease Alliance announces that United European Gastroenterology (UEG) has joined the Alliance, with the common goal of improving the response to preventable chronic diseases through European policies that impact health.

This new addition brings the total number of members of the Alliance to 11.

United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European medical specialist and national societies focusing on digestive health. UEG represents more than 30,000 specialists from every field in gastro enterology; and is committed to fostering understanding of digestive health issues, research, education and awareness raising to improve quality of care and diagnosis across Europe.

“We are excited to join forces with UEG and look forward to working together to continue promoting improvements in the response to chronic diseases and policy at EU level. UEG’s expertise and activities in the field of nutrition and physical inactivity will be valuable to ECDA’s work on prevention”.

Prof. Em. Raymond Vanholder, Acting Chairman, European Chronic Disease Alliance


ECDA questions for European Parliament hearings – Legislature 2019-2024

Commission-President elect Dr Ursual Von der Leyen has unveiled the proposed composition of the European Commission 2019-2024 and allocation of porfolios. The European Parliament will audit Commissioner-designates in the next weeks before validating the College of Commissioners as a whole during a plenary vote in the next months. The European Commission is expected to take office on 1 November 2019.

These hearings constitute a major opportunity for Commissioners-designate to express their commitment to protect people's health, Europe's most valuable resource and the backbone of any strong and sustainable society.

ECDA has prepared dedicated sets of questions for Commissioners-designates:

  • Questions for Commissioner-designate for Health and the Commissioner-designate for Environment and Oceans
  • Questions for the Commissioner-designate for Equality and the Commissioner-designate for Jobs
  • Questions for the Commissioner-designate for Innovation & Youth
  • Questions for the Commissioner-designate for Internal Market and Executive Vice-President-designate for a Europe fit for the Digital Age
  • Questions for Commissioner-designate for Economy
  • Questions for Commissioner designate for Trade