Public Health Wales
EuroHealthNet members (54) organisations from 26 Countries, the European Commission
Country of intervention
About the project
EuroHealthNet is a not for profit partnership of organisations, agencies and statutory bodies working to contribute to a healthier Europe by promoting health and health equity between and within European countries. EuroHealthNet achieves this though its partnership framework by supporting members' work in EU and associated states through policy and project development, networking and communications. Public Health Wales is a Health Promotion Europe (HPE) member of EuroHealthNet, which aims to identify and implement effective health promotion policy and practice, to strengthen the resource base and the impact of health promotion across the EU. Health inequalities and strengthening health in all policies approaches are cross cutting themes in our work.
What does your project involve?
EuroHealthNet operates in three closely interlinked pillars – the European Platform for Action on Health and Social Equity (PHASE), Health Promotion Europe (HPE), and the European Centre for Innovation, Research and Implementation for Health and Well-Being (CIRI). EuroHealthNet staff members are experienced in engaging with the EU Institutions, decision makers and a variety of stakeholders from public authorities, the civil society, corporate sector and academic world. The secretariat supports members’ work in EU and associated states through policy and project development, networking and communications.
Why are you working there?
Public Health Wales became a full member of EuroHealthNet in 2003. The contacts and networks developed by EuroHealthNet amongst major institutions in Europe and beyond provide a valuable insight and conduits to learn from and inform public health developments across Europe. With their direct input to several European platforms and other strategic bodies in Europe, EuroHealthNet provides valuable information and opportunity to inform and advocate for public health policy at the highest level. Public Health Wales has been able to profile its work well at the European level through reports, events and sharing opportunities facilitated or organised by EuroHealthNet.
During its membership Public Health Wales has responded to a wide range of policy consultations and advised on a number of key documents. Public Health Wales have been partners in a number of initiatives, drawing down approximately €50,000 - €60,000 for Public Health Wales/ Wales Centre for Health. In addition Public Health Wales contributed to a number of European research projects and staff have been able to participate to shared practice workshops covering key public health issues.