“Move it - some is better than none”: Stepping up initiatives to increase physical activity in Europe

In the context of the European Week of Sport 2017, ECDA has issued a position paper on physical inactivity, which provides important information on the links between health and regular physical activity, and encourages Member States and the European Commission to step up initiatives to increase physical activity in Europe, taking further steps by 2020 to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 of reducing by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2030. Click here to read the paper.


“Move it - some is better than none”: Stepping up initiatives to increase physical activity in Europe

In the context of the European Week of Sport 2017, ECDA has issued a position paper on physical inactivity, which provides important information on the links between health and regular physical activity, and encourages Member States and the European Commission to step up initiatives to increase physical activity in Europe, taking further steps by 2020 to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 of reducing by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2030. Click here to read the paper.


ECDA Statement on World No Tobacco Day

The ECDA calls for sustained efforts to enhance a smoke-free environment. This is an essential prerequisite if we are to get serious about protecting Europe's citizens from chronic diseases caused by tobacco smoking and generate savings for our economies. Read the full ECDA statement here.


Statement on World No Tobacco Day

On World No Tobacco Day, the ECDA calls for sustained efforts to enhance a smoke-free environment. This is an essential prerequisite if we are to get serious about protecting Europe's citizens from chronic diseases caused by tobacco smoking and generate savings for our economies. Read the full ECDA statement here.


ECDA joins call for actions on health equity

Together with 28 other EU health organisations, the ECDA is calling on the European institutions and EU Member States to recognise the central role that health and health equity play in building strong and sustainable social market economies.

The Call for Actions on health equity is available here and a background paper here.

More information on the Joint Statement is available on the website of the coordinating organisation EuroHealthNet.

 


ECDA New secretariat

Starting on 1st January 2017, the secretariat of ECDA is managed by EKHA, the European Kidney Health Alliance, in Brussels, for a period of two years. The email address and contact details remains unchanged.


Regional meeting on chronic diseases: The European Response to Chronic Diseases - the Role of Civil Society

ECDA and the NCD Alliance will organise a regional meeting in Brussels to strengthen civil society engagement in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the WHO European region. The meeting titled ‘The European Response to Chronic Diseases - the Role of Civil Society’ will take place on 12 and 13 December 2016 and is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. The meeting agenda is available here. Further information here.


AVMSD: improving food marketing to children

ECDA supports the joint statement published today by EPHA on improving the Audiovisual Marketing Services Directive (AVMSD). Click here to read the statement.


EU initiatives and Progress on Chronic Diseases - Open letter to Timmermans, Andriukaitis and Katainen

ECDA together with other ten health organisations sends an open letter to high level Commission officials in the follow up of the conference ''Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases'' of 21 April. Click here to read the letter.


Plain packaging saves lives - Member States should step up their efforts to reduce tobacco use to prevent smoking-related chronic diseases

On World No Tobacco Day 2016, the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) calls on EU Member States to introduce plain packaging following the bold examples of the UK, France and Ireland. Click here to view the ECDA statement.