Setting up a sub-group on Health and Social Policy within the Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the Implementation of the SDGs

The ECDA sent a letter to Commission First-Vice President Timmermans ahead of the Management Committee meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on the implementation of the SDGs (14th of March) to stress how important it is that the sixth Reflection Paper “Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030” addresses the challenges that the EU and its Member States face because of the large and increasing burden of chronic diseases.

To ensure effective attention to this challenge, the ECDA suggests the creation of a “horizontal” sub-group on Health and Social Policy, which would go to the very heart of ‘Better Regulation’, ensuring a coherent and streamlined policy development and echoing EU citizens’ call for more European-level decision-making in dealing with health and social security issues.

The letter can be read here.