Bleddyn Rees shares his perspective on “all policies for a healthy europe” at the recent Resilience 4EU event, which looked at the future of the EU health union
“Health in all policies is a simple concept: that in every local, regional, national and European context, health should be taken into account while legislating. By failing to plan for a pandemic, the result is disaster for the economies of every member state. To understand why health should be included in all policies, we need not look further than COVID-19”.
All Policies for a Healthy Europe is an intersectoral initiative that brings together a diverse group of NGOs, think-tanks, associations, companies, and individuals. Their mission is to put citizens’ health & well-being at the heart of European policy-making.