Participation in the European Commission’s EU Summit on Chronic Diseases on 3 April 2014 with a keynote speech.


Participation  in the European Commission Conference “Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?” in October 2015.


Contribution to the event ‘Improving organ donation and transplant across the EU: A cross-condition campaign”’ held on the 18th of October 2016 in the European Parliament in recognition of the European Day for Organ Donation.


Contribution to the EU Health Policy Platform Forum on the 27th of November 2017 in Brussels, organised by the European Commission. In his capacity as acting Chair of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) – chaired by EKHA from 2017-2019, EKHA President Professor Raymond Vanholder presented a joint stakeholder statement on The employment of people with chronic diseases developed in partnership with fifteen EU organisations and led by the ECDA. These recommendations have to date been endorsed by over 40 organisations.

Presented at the PATHWAYS project final conference and informed European Parliament’s EMPL committee on the report: “Pathways for the reintegration of workers recovering from injury and illness into quality employment”.


Together with ECDA, launched the EU Manifesto calling on the European Commission to recognise health as an objective in its own right in its next 2019-2024 workplan, with specific targets on chronic diseases, and to scale up related investment in prevention of CDs to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Contributed to EU advocacy related to the UN High-Level meeting on NCDs and participated in EU Joint Action CHRODIS Plus Work Package 8 “Chronic diseases and employment”

Produced position papers on: salt reduction, tobacco, trans-fats elimination, alcohol use and air pollution.