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Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology. Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe

European Policy

On this page you will find key legislation, policy documents and activities for the improvement of cardiovascular health in the European Union.

Key documents
Oct 2013European Commission 'Reflection Process on Chronic Diseases: Final Report'
Sep 2011European Parliament Motion for a Resolution on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
June 2011The Council of Ministers adopts Conclusions on innovation in the medical device sector
May 2011The Council adopts a Ministerial declaration on e-health in Chronic Diseases under the Hungarian Presidency of the EU
Dec 2010EU Health ministers adopt Conclusions on innovative approaches to chronic diseases in public health and healthcare systems
Feb 2010The Spanish Presidency of the EU dedicates a conference to Cardiovascular Diseases
July 2007European Parliament resolution on action to tackle cardiovascular disease
June 2004For the first time, Health Ministers of the EU adopt Council Conclusions on heart health

Key references
European CommissionHomepage
DG SANCO Directorate General for Health and Consumers 
 Cardiovascular Diseases
 Public Health: Funding opportunities
DG RTDDirectorate General for Research & Innovation
Cardiovascular Diseases
 Horizon 2020
DG CONNECTDirectorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
 European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
European Medicines Agency    EU Clinical trials register
European ParliamentHomepage
Council of the European UnionHomepage