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The European Disability Forum, EDF


EDF, the European Disability Forum, was created in 1996 by its member organisations to represent disabled people in dialogue with the European Union and other European authorities. Its mission is to promote disabled people's human, civil, social and economic rights; and equalisation of opportunities for all in all the EU policies, in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination. >>more

The International Alliance for Patients Organisations, IAPO


The International Alliance for Patients Organisations, IAPO, founded in 1999, is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world. IAPOs' members are patients' organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels >>more

The European Platform for Patients' Organisations, Science and Industry, EPPOSI


is a EU patient-led partnership between patients, industry and academic science, founded in 1994 for the exchange of information and discussion of policies in EU human healthcare. Its' board members are representatives of patient organisations, Academic Science and industry. >>more


EPHA - European Public Health Alliance


Objectives: EPHA aims (i) to promote and protect the health interests of all people living in Europe; (ii) to increase their participation in decision-making related to their health; (iii) to strengthen the dialogue between the EU institutions, citizens and NGOs in support of healthy public policies. >>more

The HAI network, Health Action International - Europe


was founded in 1981 and now operates through regional offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. HAI Europe is part of the global HAI network (Health Action International) and is a regional network composed of members from Europe and North America. >>more

EIWH, European Institute of Women´s Health


was formed in 1996 with the mission of making the health and well being of women a priority for the European Commission and Member States of the European Union. >>more

EURODIS, European Organisation for Rare Diseases


Eurordis' mission is to build a tron pan-European community of patient organisations and people living with rare diseases, to be their voice at the European level, and - directly or indirectly - to fight against the impact of rare diseases on their lives. >>more

EGAN, European Genetic Alliances´ Network


Currently the Alliance is in the process of reshaping following the results of member meetings in Luxembourg (2000), Strasbourg (2002) and Birmingham (2003). The new Alliance will have a limited focus and address issues in the field of genetics and biotechnology. >>more

ECOSA, the European Consumer Safety Association


promotes an exchange of knowledge and good practice among experts and institutes in the field of safety. ECOSA was established in 1985 as a non-profit organisation to promote safety. >>more

ENIL, European Network on Independent Living


was founded in 1989 during a 3 day conference on personal assistance, which gathered 80 persons with extensive disabilities coming from nearly two dozens of countries. The aim is to address the under-representation of person with extensive disabilities in disability politics, not the least within organizations of persons with disabilities. >>more

The European Patients´ Forum, EPF


is open to European patient organisations. Created in 2003, its'purpose is to facilitate an open and inclusive Patients Forum enabling ALL pan-European patients' groups to exchange information and points of view in the area of EU Health Policy and all other EU initiatives of interest or concern to patients. >>more


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