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European public health a lliance ilze m rniece project assistant european public health alliance

European Public Health Alliance

Ilze Mūrniece

Project assistant

European Public Health Alliance

Civic Alliance – Latvia

Meeting of Anti-Poverty Network

7 April,2006, Vilnius

European Public Health Alliance


About epha

About EPHA

  • A Platform of more than 100 non governmental and not-for-profit organisations across Europe working on health and health-related issues

  • set up in 1993, based in Brussels

  • Our mission:

    “To improve the health of European citizens and to increase their participation in EU policy-making”.


European public health a lliance ilze m rniece project assistant european public health alliance

EPHA members

  • International networks

  • European networks

  • National organisations


Epha members

EPHA members

  • Health advocates

  • Disease specific patient groups

  • Academic researchers

  • Health professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses and pharmacists)

  • Consumer groups

  • Environment organisations

  • Development organisations


European public health a lliance ilze m rniece project assistant european public health alliance

EPHA members

  • Benefit of members

  • Information on actual Public health issues and EU policy developments

    • Monthly Newsletter

    • web page

    • members only site

  • Expertise on political and legal documents

  • Advocacy in European level

  • Contacts

  • Project opportunities

  • Capacitybuilding activities


How does epha work

How does EPHA work?

  • Advocacy

    Working groups

    At present there are 5 ongoing working groups on the following subjects:

    • Alcohol

    • Food and Nutrition

    • Health and Environment

    • Health and Enlargement

    • Pharmaceuticals

      Policy Co-ordination Meetings

      Meeting every two months in Brussels, this group is open to allEPHA members. Contributions to the meeting are also received via e-mail


European public health a lliance ilze m rniece project assistant european public health alliance

How does EPHA work?

  • Information exchange

  • Membership services

  • Lobbying:

    > EU institutions

  • Networking:

    > Other health NGOs

    > Other thematic NGOs

  • Tracking policy issues:

    > Day to day analysis

    > Mailings - Briefings


Epha organisational structure

EPHA organisational structure

The Annual General Assembly

-Discusses the broad policy of EPHA

-Elects the Executive Committee

-May include consultation meetings and/or training seminars for members

  • The Executive Committee

    - 7 people elected for a two-year period

    - sets out the annual work programme and policy priorities

  • The STAFF– Currently five permanent staff members, located inBrussels and 2 based on projects in Riga


European public health alliance

European Public Health Alliance

Project

  • “Development of national platforms on public health in 10 new EU member states”

  • September 2005 - November 2006

  • Ilze Mūrniece

  • Project assistant

  • European Public Health Alliance

  • Civic Alliance – Latvia

  • Meeting of Anti-Poverty Network

  • 7 April,2006, Vilnius


Supported

Supported

  • European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO)

    http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm

  • Open Society Institute, New York

    www.soros.org


Objectives

Objectives

  • To build up the capacity of NGOs in 10 new member states focusing on networking and advocacy.

  • To strengthen the development of national platforms in new member states.

  • To raise awareness to NGOs on networking as a tool of effective advocacy.

  • To inform NGOs on legislation processes in EU institutions.

  • To inform NGOs on EU policy on public health.


Activities

Activities

  • Training seminars and consultations in new member states.

  • Dissemination of the manual on networking and public health issues and translation to national languages.

    http://www.epha.org/a/2082

  • Access and distribution of information in

    http://www.epha.org/r/97


The benefit of target group

The benefit of target group

  • Knowledge

  • Experience

  • Contacts

  • Information


Project leading organisations

Project leading organisations

  • European Public health alliance (EPHA)

    39-41 Rue d’ArlonTel: +32 2 230 30 56

    B-1000 BrusselsFax: +32 2 233 38 80

    [email protected]

    www.epha.org

  • Civic alliance Latvia (CAL) regional project co-coordinator

    Gertrudes street 19/21 – 3 Tel: +3717846464

    LV-1011 RigaFax: +3717846466

    [email protected]

    www.nvo.lv


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