EU Joint Declaration on the Employment of People with Chronic Diseases

Topic: Launch of the EU Joint Declaration on the Employment of People with Chronic Diseases

Prof. Ray Vanholder presented the Framing Paper and the Call to Action. He underlined that “for CVDs, cancer, and diabetes, the employment rate is less than 30%.” The Call to Action was launched and presented today on 27th of November during the meeting of the EU Health Policy Platform in Brussels; and is endorsed by over 24 organisations to date.

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) is a contributor and it fully supports this EU Call to Action.

Putting in place these actions will make significant contribution to achieving the sustainable employment component of the Europe 2020 Strategy in particular the objective of “achieving a 75% employment rate for 20–64 year olds throughout the EU

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Time: November 27, 2017


Chair and lead – European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA)

TheCall to Action on the employment of people with chronic diseases is endorsed by 24 organisations plus the 11 members of ECDA.

Contributing organisations to the production of this document are:

European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA)
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
The European COPD Coalition (ECC)
The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO)
The European Heart Network (EHN)
The European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA)
The European Respiratory Society (ERS)
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
The European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)
PATHWAYS project consortium
Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
British Medical Association (BMA)
European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
European Brain Council (EBC)
European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (EFA)
European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)
European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)
Mental Health Europe
Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

Prof. Assoc. Habil. Dr. Csaba László Dégi, IPOS Director, contributor to EU Joint Declaration

More information on this link.

We share below ECDA’s infographic on chronic diseases and work.


Source: ECDA’s Twitter page