ENVI committee work shop Complementary and alternative therapies for patients today and tomorrow

The workshop was organised by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament on 16 October 2017 and was chaired by Mr Alojz Peterle MEP and Ms Soledad Cabezón Ruiz MEP.

High demand for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The subjects that were covered included the high demand of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and the needs and attitudes regarding CAM among EU citizens, the current legal status and policies governing CAM provision in the EU, the number of health professionals working in this sector, common characteristics of CAM therapies, benefits and limitations of the CAM model and the biomedical model as well as the need to integrate both. In addition, the CAMbrella report, the state of affairs in CAM research and a roadmap for future research in this area, the resolutions of the World Health Assembly, the goals of WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 and their implementation.


The presentations can be downloaded:

Please find the workshop agenda here.

The official document from the DG for Internal Policies of the European Parliament can be downloaded here.