Latest Activities

December 02, 2014Towards New Frontiers in European Healthcare: Scenarios for European Healthcare in 2040

The present and the future are meeting on 2 December in Brussels when United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is engaging in a debate with policy-makers on public health in Europe.

Together with policy-makers from the European Parliament and the Commission, UEG is discussing current trends and future challenges in the field of gastrointestinal care for patients and how EU health policies should be shaped in order to provide the best possible medical care to citizens.

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December 02, 2014Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Rising Threat to the Health of Young Europeans

On 2 December 2014, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) will take to the European Parliament in Brussels as part of its campaign on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the European level.

The event ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Rising Threat to the Health of Young Europeans’ will bring together policy-makers, medical professionals and patients’ representatives to discuss the latest evidence in IBD research and identify strategies how European health policies could better reduce patient suffering.

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November 21, 2014Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm 2014

“The EU Alcohol Strategy: Act Now!”

November 24th – 28th marks the second annual Awareness Week on Alcohol-Related Harm (AWARH). The week, supported by UEG, aims to draw attention to the negative health effects of alcohol consumption and encourage greater political action at EU and national level to address these harms.
Everyone, whether policy-maker or individual, is invited to support these goals by joining the pledge on the official AWARH website.

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Survey of digestive health

Gastro and liver disease

Our map summarises gastro and liver diseases based on a assessment of digestive health across Europe. 
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Patient Engagement

Joint working initiatives

UEG is actively engaging with a range of patient organisations to share best practice and increase awareness.
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White Book

Survey of digestive diseases

Our major pan-European survey reveals changing trends in GI diseases and inequalities in the provision of healthcare.
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About UEG EU Affairs

30% of the European population is affected by a GI disease at least once during their lifetime. Even so, gastroenterology is still not a priority on the health agenda.

Our Vision

To listen to and learn from public opinion and to increase knowledge and stimulate activity in the area of digestive diseases among the public and politicians.


Sören Haar
John Kleineaschoff
UEG Public Affairs

UEG Brussels Office
Avenue des Arts 39
1040 Brussels

T +32-2-502 77 71

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