EUROCAM Uniting European CAM organisations
EUROCAM is a European platform for organisations representing patients, medical doctors, veterinarians and practitioners in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine sector.
The aim of EUROCAM is to promote the contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to better health in Europe.
EUROCAM represents acupuncture, Ayurveda, anthroposophic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic or traditional European medicine, osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine.
The practice of CAM modalities is based on clinical expertise, which has been collected in the course of their existence, and the best available clinical evidence from scientific research built over the last few decades.
The objective of EUROCAM is to promote and facilitate CAM’s role in enhancing and maintaining citizens' health, highlighting health promotion as well as CAM’s contribution in preventative healthcare.
EUROCAM focuses on CAM’s place in EU public health policy and programmes.
EUROCAM emphasises the accessibility and affordability of CAM.
EUROCAM advocates for CAM with EU policymakers.
EUROCAM non-state actor WHO Europe
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has become a severe public health emergency with implications for citizens, societies, and economics, the European Commission released the ambitious proposal for a health programme for the 2021-2027 period. EUROCAM key points on the EU4Health programme can be read here.
WHO European Programme of Work
The WHO Region Office for Europe has recently published its European Programme of Work 2020-2025. United action for better health in Europe – which focuses on the recovery, resilience and robustness of public health and health systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO Regional Office for Europe outlines, in this Europe Programme of Work, its ideas on how to support European countries and better fulfil citizens’ expectations about health. EUROCAM’s comments and proposals for the amendments can be read here.
Resolution on the EU's public health strategy post-COVID-19
On 10 July the European Parliament, which has consistently promoted the establishment of a coherent EU public health policy, adopted, with an overwhelming majority, a resolution on the EU’s public health strategy post-COVID-19. The Parliament’s handling of the EU4Health Programme is still ongoing.