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It is our mission to improve the quality of gastroenterological care, and promote greater knowledge of digestive diseases. This is critical work.

30% of the European population is affected by a gastroenterological disease at least once during their lifetime. Even so, gastroenterology is still not a priority on the European health agenda. It is essential that we promote research, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and help develop an effective health policy for Europe. 

The Public Affairs Committee promotes gastroenterology at a public and political level, to raise awareness among the public and to persuade decision-makers in Brussels and every European country. As the representative for all the major European societies with an interest in the digestive system, UEG is the ideal stakeholder for the EU. We can only achieve our common goal, putting gastroenterology at the top of the Brussels agenda, by working in unison, speaking with one voice, and following a mutual strategy.

  • UEG Delegation visit in Brussels, November 2013
    UEG Delegation visit in Brussels, November 2013
  • Public Health Day at UEG Week Berlin 2013
    Public Health Day at UEG Week Berlin 2013
  • Conference on occasion of World Digestive Health Day 2013
    Conference on occasion of World Digestive Health Day 2013
  • 2nd CRC Days Brno, April 2013
    2nd CRC Days Brno, April 2013
  • Colorectal cancer booth in Brussels, February 2013
    Colorectal cancer booth in Brussels, February 2013
  • Signing of the Written Declaration 68/2010
    Signing of the Written Declaration 68/2010

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Activities in 2014

Colorectal Cancer Days, Brno, Czech Republic

UEG is an official partner of this conference for the 3rd time, and will actively contribute to the success of the event
April 25-26

World Digestive Health Day 2014

UEG will take this opportunity again to raise awareness for digestive diseases. This year’s theme of the World Digestive Health Day is “Gut Microbes – Importance in Health & Disease”. Details to be announced.
May 29

Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

UEG joined an initiative of ELPA, Eurocare, EASL et al. with the purpose to raise attention for alcohol-related harm. Details to be announced.
November 26-28

Since 2010 the Public Affairs Committee has been launching initiatives to fight colorectal cancer in Europe, winning support from MEPs and representatives of the EU Commission. 

One major milestone has already been reached: Members of Parliament and Representatives of the EU Commission decided to support UEG in their efforts. 

CRC Awareness

Key facts on colorectal cancer

UEG campaigns for screening to be available to all European citizens because #screeningsaveslives.
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UEG Week Vienna

Online Programme

UEG Week 2014 features the latest advances in clinical management and the best research in GI and liver disease.
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UEG Week

UEG Week Press Centre

The Press Centre offers journalists full support throughout the meeting. All registered journalists have access.
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Research

Tap into EU Funding

Driving your research projects can be tough. We provide an overview of suitable programmes.
Find out how

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