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EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Health and social security

28-06-2019

While responsibility for health and social security lies primarily with the governments of the individual European Union (EU) Member States, the EU complements national policies, especially those with a cross-border dimension. In a recent poll conducted for the European Parliament, more than two thirds of EU citizens expressed support for increased EU action on health and social security. EU health policy aims to foster good health, protect citizens from health threats and support dynamic health ...

While responsibility for health and social security lies primarily with the governments of the individual European Union (EU) Member States, the EU complements national policies, especially those with a cross-border dimension. In a recent poll conducted for the European Parliament, more than two thirds of EU citizens expressed support for increased EU action on health and social security. EU health policy aims to foster good health, protect citizens from health threats and support dynamic health systems. It is mainly implemented through EU action programmes, currently the third health programme (2014-2020). Challenges include tackling the health needs of an ageing population and reducing the incidence of preventable chronic diseases. Since 2014, steps forward have been made in a number of areas, including antimicrobial resistance, childhood obesity, health systems, medical devices and vaccination. EU action on social security issues in the EU is closely related to the implementation of what is known as the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as labour market developments. The EU helps to promote social cohesion, seeking to foster equality as well as solidarity through adequate, accessible and financially sustainable social protection systems and social inclusion policies. EU spending on social security is tied to labour market measures. Progress can be observed on issues such as work-life balance and equal opportunities, but there is more to do. In the future, social protection schemes will need to be further adapted to the new labour market realities (fewer manufacturing jobs, atypical contracts, 'platform work', etc.). In its proposal for the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, the European Commission plans to boost funding to improve workers' employment opportunities, and strengthen social cohesion through an enlarged 'European Social Fund Plus'. The fund would also incorporate finance for the stand-alone health programme, with the aim of creating synergies with the other building blocks of the European Pillar of Social Rights: equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions; and social protection and inclusion. This is an update of an earlier briefing issued in advance of the 2019 European elections.

What is Europe doing for its citizens? European Parliament Open Days 2018

26-04-2018

This compendium brings together a set of notes produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service on the occasion of the European Parliament's 2018 Open Days. The European Union is constantly working to improve the lives of European citizens. More than 500 million people in the EU Member States see their work, study, leisure and family lives benefitting in many ways, large or small, from the policies and legislation of the European Union. The European Parliament makes an essential, and often ...

This compendium brings together a set of notes produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service on the occasion of the European Parliament's 2018 Open Days. The European Union is constantly working to improve the lives of European citizens. More than 500 million people in the EU Member States see their work, study, leisure and family lives benefitting in many ways, large or small, from the policies and legislation of the European Union. The European Parliament makes an essential, and often decisive, contribution to shaping those laws and policies. Parliament's 751 Members represent each and every European citizen, ensuring that decisions which affect them are taken not by unknown officials but by the democratically elected representatives of the citizens of all Member States. The notes presented in this brochure give just a sample of the many areas in which EU action has helped to improve – and continues to benefit – the lives of men and women, young and old across the European Union. The brochure is published to mark this year's European Parliament Open Days, when, along with the other EU institutions, Parliament opens its doors to citizens to let them see what it does and how it works.

Workshop on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Access to Healthcare and Medicines

30-09-2016

A Workshop organised by the Policy Department C was held on the impact of economic crisis on access to healthcare and medicines. The speakers addressed issues such as budget cuts in health care, high price of medicines, inequalities in access to various treatments as a direct result of those cuts, addressed medicines as a financial products with their share on stock market which creates an artificial incentive to keep the high value for medicines, etc. Better coordinated procurement for medicines ...

A Workshop organised by the Policy Department C was held on the impact of economic crisis on access to healthcare and medicines. The speakers addressed issues such as budget cuts in health care, high price of medicines, inequalities in access to various treatments as a direct result of those cuts, addressed medicines as a financial products with their share on stock market which creates an artificial incentive to keep the high value for medicines, etc. Better coordinated procurement for medicines, as practiced by the Benelux countries, was given as an example. Further recommendations on how to improve access to healthcare were suggested by the experts and by the representative of the Commission.

Myanmar/Burma: Social situation

22-10-2015

One of the least developed countries in Asia, Myanmar/Burma lags behind its neighbours in areas such as health and education. In the medium term, the country's improving economic situation should enable faster progress.

One of the least developed countries in Asia, Myanmar/Burma lags behind its neighbours in areas such as health and education. In the medium term, the country's improving economic situation should enable faster progress.

Kazakhstan: Social situation

08-09-2015

Kazakhstan’s rapid economic growth, coupled with government reforms in areas such as education and health, has paved the way for notable improvements in the social situation, advancing the country to the 'high human development' level. Kazakhs now enjoy a healthier and longer life with less poverty and inequality. However, the Aral Sea environmental disaster causes extreme concern.

Kazakhstan’s rapid economic growth, coupled with government reforms in areas such as education and health, has paved the way for notable improvements in the social situation, advancing the country to the 'high human development' level. Kazakhs now enjoy a healthier and longer life with less poverty and inequality. However, the Aral Sea environmental disaster causes extreme concern.

The Policy on Gender Equality in Latvia

15-01-2015

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this in-depth analysis provides an overview of the existing gender equality legislation, policies and practices in Latvia. The note discusses gender equality in decision making, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of violence against women, and regarding health and reproductive rights. Gender equality being a relatively new policy area in Latvia, substantial progress has been made in the last decade through the implementation of EU legislation ...

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this in-depth analysis provides an overview of the existing gender equality legislation, policies and practices in Latvia. The note discusses gender equality in decision making, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, eradication of violence against women, and regarding health and reproductive rights. Gender equality being a relatively new policy area in Latvia, substantial progress has been made in the last decade through the implementation of EU legislation and the work of non-governmental organizations. However, more work needs to be done in order to reach gender equality.

Extern avdelning

Olga Rastrigina (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, UK)

Vytenis Andriukaitis - Health and Food Safety Hearing - Hearings of European Commissioners-designate

25-09-2014

The Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety is Vytenis Andriukaitis, Lithuania. His hearing will take place before the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 09:00 hours.

The Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety is Vytenis Andriukaitis, Lithuania. His hearing will take place before the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 09:00 hours.

OECD Factbook

06-05-2014

OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data.

OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data.

Public Health and Food Safety Policies and Regulation in the United States

14-06-2013

This briefing note is made of two parts. The first on "Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States", the second on "Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States". Part 1 provides an overview of public health policy and regulation in the United States. It examines patterns of health care spending, health outcomes, and public health programmes. It describes the system of public and private health insurance, and the recent health care reform legislation. This note also examines ...

This briefing note is made of two parts. The first on "Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States", the second on "Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States". Part 1 provides an overview of public health policy and regulation in the United States. It examines patterns of health care spending, health outcomes, and public health programmes. It describes the system of public and private health insurance, and the recent health care reform legislation. This note also examines the role and function of the Food and Drug Administration. Part 2 reviews the food and drink industry in the United States, existing food safety policy, structure control systems and key indicators for food safety development in the country. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States.

Extern avdelning

Adam Sheingate and Monica Guarinoni (Milieu Ltd. - for the ""Public Health Policy and Regulation in the United States"" part) , Susan Keenan and John Hammond (Campden BRI - for the ""Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States"" part)

Workshop Report on 'Health in All Policies (HiAP)' - Brussels, 25 May 2011

15-08-2011

For many years the health consequences of new legislation have been taken into account during the policy formulation process in areas such as agriculture, environment, food and others. The inclusion of Health in All Policies is now enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty (Art. 168). The aim of the workshop was to present an update on how the system is actually functioning within the different Commission services. Several DGs representatives, led by DG SANCO, made contributions. The case of The Netherlands ...

For many years the health consequences of new legislation have been taken into account during the policy formulation process in areas such as agriculture, environment, food and others. The inclusion of Health in All Policies is now enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty (Art. 168). The aim of the workshop was to present an update on how the system is actually functioning within the different Commission services. Several DGs representatives, led by DG SANCO, made contributions. The case of The Netherlands as an example of how it works in a Member State was also presented.

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