MEP Interest Group Represented on the new European Parliament Special Committee on COVID-19 (COVI)
The MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience welcomes the formal establishment of the European Parliament Special Committee on COVID-19 which was constituted this week. Both our Chair MEP Pernille Wiess (EPP-DK) and one of our Vice Chairs Sara Cerdas...
Building a Joint-Declaration: A collaboration between French, Belgian, Italian, Danish and Spanish stakeholders
To develop an NCD roadmap framework at EU level on obesity, we conducted a study trip which took place across 5 EU Member States (France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Denmark) from 21-22 February in order to gather insights.
Launch of Joint Declaration for a Framework NCD Roadmap to be developed at EU level on obesity
Launched at a virtual European Parliament event, on World Obesity Day Europe, the Declaration comes a year to the day that the European Commission officially categorised obesity as a chronic disease in 2021.
Taking resilience to the next level: Obesity in European Health Data Space
On Monday, 10 January 2022, the MEP Interest Group for Obesity and Health System Resilience co-hosted a joint eMeeting with the Obesity Policy Engagement Network (OPEN-EU) -which clearly highlighted the need to take efforts to build resilience to the next level and enable obesity data to be meaningfully included following the noncommunicable disease (NCD) framework in the planning, implementation and infrastructure of the upcoming European Health Data Space legislative proposal.
MEP Pernille Weiss’ speech on the Farm2Fork strategy
Our chair, MEP Pernille Weiss, discusses ways to achieve the set goal of reducing obesity rates by 30%
Obesity and Health Systems Resilience: A Call to Action at EU and national level
As we build a new reality across Europe in a Post COVID-19 era, a silent pandemic – the chronic disease of obesity will persist
On April 20th, over 300 key European stakeholders joined the launch of the MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience.
MEP Pernille Weiss discusses the need to address obesity
‘Addressing Obesity: unlocking the key to resilient health systems’ organised by EASO and ECPO for World Obesity Day
MEP Sara Cerdas discusses the link between obesity and cancer
‘Implementing foresight priorities: Resilient health systems for obesity’ on World Obesity Day 2021.
Alignment of the Council
EASO, OPEN-EU and the EU Health Coalition along with 6 MEPs call for alignment of the Council with the European Parliament and European Commission
Compromise amendment (CA 10) listing obesity as a chronic disease within the EU4Health proposal
Strategic Foresight Report
Charting the course towards a more resilient Europe (and related roadmap to implementation)
EU health preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks
The European Commission and the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) launched a joint plan of action
German Parliament recognises obesity as a disease
Italian Parliament recognises obesity as a chronic disease