Our Members

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) is a coalition of 11 European health organisations which join together a wide range of pan-European and national disease-specific organisations and medical societies, and represents overall millions of chronic disease patients and over 200 000 health professionals.

Become a Member

Organisations wishing to become full members should fulfill the following criteria:

  • European Scope – only European Associations can be full members
  • Not for Profit & Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Representing a disease or a group of diseases with common risk factors (e.g. tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption and environmental factors)
  • Activity related to the prevention of chronic non communicable diseases
  • Associations funded by the pharmaceutical industry must have more than one company pharmaceutical sponsor
  • Must have at least one health professional and/or patient organizations/disease-specific charity representative in their Board
  • Active promotion and involvement in the activities carried out by the Alliance
  • Upload information about ECDA on their website and actively disseminate information about the ECDA

Benefits of full members are:

  • Member of the steering committee, and invitation to attend all meetings (approximately 4 a year)
  • Possibility of being part of the spokesperson task force of the Alliance – this will depend on the topic addressed and the circumstances when a spokesperson is needed
  • Participate in drafting of all position papers or other official communication
  • Receive all relevant information on activities of the Alliance
  • Have their logo in all ECDA documents and/or ECDA header/joint logo
  • Have one voting right

Annual fee: EUR 3,000 + EUR 300 (VAT excl.) contribution to cover operating costs

Organisations wishing to become full members should fulfill the following criteria:

  • International or National Scope
  • Not for Profit & Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Representing a disease or a group of diseases with common risk factors (e.g. tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, alcohol, environment)
  • Activity related to the prevention of chronic non communicable disease
  • Associations funded by the pharmaceutical industry must have more than one pharmaceutical company sponsor
  • Must have at least one health professional and/or patient organizations/disease specific charity representative in their Board

Benefits of full members are:

  • Receive all relevant information regarding the activities of the Alliance
  • Participate in one meeting a year with full members, i.e. Steering Committee
  • Participate in all public meetings organized by ECDA
  • Have their logo on all ECDA documents and information materials but not included in the joint ECDA logo/header
  • No voting righ

Annual fee: EUR 1,000 (VAT excl.)

The application form can be downloaded here and should be sent by e-mail to the ECDA Secretariat.