Democratisation of Medicines Policy

As medicines are the most common health intervention, HAI Europe firmly believes that citizens should have the right and the opportunity to participate in decisions that will affect their health and well-being. Our exclusive focus on policy analysis provides us with a unique perspective amongst European health stakeholders. HAI Europe’s campaigns aim to ensure that EU policies and decision-making align with wider public health and societal interests.

We advocate for the highest levels of transparency and participation in all decision-making processes in order to advance this goal. HAI monitors levels of commercially-funded representatives involved in EU policymaking to prevent commercial interests from overriding the interests of public health.

HAI Europe also represents the public health perspective on medicines issues by participating in formal consultations at the national, EU, and global levels; through membership in high-level EU platforms; and by supporting the participation of independent citizen voices in policy debates.