Freedom of Movement


is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the Institution Building unit of Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. Its aim is to provide to the New Member States, acceding countries, candidate countries, and the administrations of the Western Balkans, short-term technical assistance, in line with the overall policy objectives of the European Commission, and in the field of approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation. Assistance is also provided to those countries included in the EU's European Neighbourhood Policy, as well as Russia.


The European Commission is an institution of the European Union. It works together with the Member States to protect and promote the health of European people. Health is a key priority for the European Commission.

The Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection includes a Directorate for Public Health and Risk Assessment, which has the following objectives:

a) To assure a high level of human health protection in the development of all Community policies;

b) To take actions to improve public health in the European Union, to prevent human illness and diseases and to obviate sources of danger to human health;

c) To provide independent and transparent risk assessments through SANCO scientific committees;

d) To implement the Public Health programme (2003-2008).


European Commission
Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General
Rue de la Loi 200 / Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Directorate-General for Health and Consumers


150 new texts and 14.000 documents are organised in a thematic approach, while the information is presented by topic.

The dynamic information such as press material, videos, events, key documents, publications ans consultation are gathered under the 'Related information' section.

Health-EU portal celebrates its 2nd anniversary

"The Health-EU portal is a gateway to health information in 20 languages. I hope it will soon become one of the first places where European citizens seek health information on the web. The information has to be clear, concise and relevant to their needs –providing the users with the tools and information they need to make informed healthy choices" says Robert Madelin, Director General for the Health and Consumers Directorate General of the European Commission.

With over 5,000 pages of text and over 400,000 hits per month, the Health-EU portal is growing quickly. By the end of the year, 2 new languages will be added – Romanian and Bulgarian. Every 2 weeks, more than 3,000 subscribers receive the e-newsletter, translated in 20 languages with the latest EU health news, events and a focus on a key health topic. The Health-EU portal is an initiative of the European Commission and brings together health information grouped around 47 health themes. The information is compiled from a wide range of sources including: EU institutions, EU Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations and International Organisations. For further information, please visit:

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Should you consider that further information may be of interest and ought to be added to this list or should you find any difficulty in accessing any of the links, please contact secretariat Janneke Lam ( and she will make sure that your query is dealt with.