EPF Campaign on Universal Access – Kick-off Meeting


The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) will organise a policy meeting on Monday 27 February 2017 in Brussels to officially launch the EPF campaign on Access to Healthcare. The opportunity to discuss concrete actions towards Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030.

Earlier this month, EPF launched a major one-year campaign on Access to Healthcare under the tagline ‘Universal Health Coverage for All’. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the barriers that patients face in accessing healthcare, to promote Universal Health Coverage, and to foster EU cooperation on access to healthcare.

The EPF campaign will be officially launched at a kick-off meeting organised on 27 February at the European Parliament, and co-hosted by MEPs Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic) and Andrey Kovatchev (EPP, Bulgaria). The 2-hour meeting will allow us to present the campaign’s objectives, and to make the case for political action to ensure that the right to access to healthcare is a reality for all patients in the EU.

Representatives from OECD, NGOs and patient organisations will discuss potential avenues and actions to be taken at European level in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Universal Health Coverage for all by 2030. An agenda will be soon made available on EPF’s channels.

The EPF Campaign on Access to Healthcare represents a unique opportunity to gather patients and health-related partners together. MEPs, health attachés, EPF Members and representatives of patient organisations, EU institutions, industry, & media are all welcome to join the event.

You can register via this link.

More information on the campaign is available here.



Contact persons:

Laurent Louette, Communications Officer.

Sara Gayarre, Communications Assistant. 

Katie Gallagher, Policy Adviser.