Towards a European Health Union: BREATHE vision for the future

MEP Lung Health Group Event

Catch up on the MEP Lung Health Group event, ‘Towards a European Health Union: BREATHE vision for the future’, which took place virtually on 27 January, 2021.

The meeting was held to launch the BREATHE Vision paper, which is a collective initiative driven by European-level patient groups and healthcare professionals which aims to increase awareness of respiratory health, improve lung health care and research, and tackle COVID-19 and its long-term impacts in Europe.

Speakers and virtual roundtable participants included:

  • MEP István Ujhelyi, S&D Hungary
  • MEP Željana Zovko, EPP Croatia
  • Thierry Troosters, Past-President, European Respiratory Society
  • Kjeld Hansen, Chair, European Lung Foundation
  • Pierre Delsaux, European Commission DG Sante Deputy Director-General
  • Jill Farrington, Coordinator of the WHO European Office for Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Mikaela Odemyr, President, European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations
  • Gergely Meszaros, Project Manager, Pulmonary Hypertension Association Europe
  • Anne-Marie Baird, President, Lung Cancer Europe
  • Hilde De Keyser, Chief Executive Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Europe
  • Liam Galvin, Secretary, European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Related Disorder Federation
  • Paul Sommerfeld, Board Chair, Tuberculosis Europe Coalition