On October 27th, the CHRODIS PLUS conference on chronic diseases took place online. The conference focused on showing how the good practices, models and tools implemented by the CHRODIS PLUS project can be tailored to various national and local settings across Europe.
One of the main outcomes of the project, which was presented at the conference is the joint consensus statement on cross-country collaboration and EU added value in the field of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This statement includes the five most important conclusions and recommendations that can be made based on the project results. These recommendations include both the importance of a systemic, cross-sectoral approach to fighting NCDs and the importance of emphasising health promotion for preventing them.
During the conference, there was also a focus on the future financing of European collaboration on NCDs. As the negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget and recovery plan are still ongoing, there’s no complete clarity yet in terms of future funding. However, it has been made clear that the new budget will include a new EU4Health programme.
EuropeActive welcomes the excellent work done by the CHRODIS PLUS partners and calls on the European Commission and European Parliament to make health promotion and disease prevention a priority, both in terms of policy and funding.